In partnership with the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA), the Returns on Wellbeing Institute (ROWI), has released Workplace Wellness: Best Practices Study 2022. Drawing on WELCOA data, ROWI confirms the key criteria that define successful wellness programs in the workplace. To generate returns on wellness programs, the report calls for a redesign of wellness programs to prioritize Whole Person Health and Mental Health support.
The new report identifies best practice data and suggests that by developing evidence-based wellness practices, organizations can expect to yield “meaningful bottom line business returns.” Whole Person Health is advanced as one of the most important factors determining the success of a program. According to the National Institutes of Health, Whole Person Health concentrates on the “whole person—not just separate organs or body systems… Instead of treating a specific disease, whole person health focuses on restoring health, promoting resilience, and preventing diseases across a lifespan.” This broad definition of wellness is characterized by a holistic, proactive, integrated approach to health with a clear emphasis on mental health support.
Rob Putnam, Chief Executive Officer of Wellness Coaches USA welcomes the report: “This study confirms what we have known all along. Addressing mental health issues in the workplace is as important as ensuring the physical health of the employee population. As a matter of urgency, we need to prioritize mental health support and programs.”
As one of the leading providers of workplace healthcare and wellness programs, Wellness Coaches provides best-in-class, evidence-based services that advance whole person health, and improve mental, physical, emotional, and social wellness for all participants. Coaches and Registered Dietitians cover the spectrum of nutrition, wellness, smoking cessation, clinical services, and mental health support. To learn more about Wellness Coaches services in the workplace, visit www.wellnesscoachesusa.com.