A worksite wellness program is an employee centered approach to improve health outcomes, health behaviors, productivity and morale in the workplace. Wellness programs include a coordinated and comprehensive set of strategies, which promote and support health, safety, physical activity, healthy aging and overall well-being for all employees. Strategies may include company policies, preventive screenings, access to healthy foods, fitness programs, tobacco-cessation, educational seminars and links to community resources.
Worksite wellness programs can be implemented at little to no cost while creating an environment that supports health. Offering wellness activities can provide employees the opportunity to improve their health, reduce their risk of chronic disease and reduce their healthcare costs.