SAN FRANCISCO, April 6 TheCarrot.com, an award-winning employee wellness service, is a proud supporter of National Workplace Wellness Week, April 4-10, 2010, by encouraging businesses to support their employees' health and wellness through offering programs that promote health.
Initiated by the American Heart Association (AHA) and introduced by Reps. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) and Charles Boustany (R-LA), the full U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution that designates the first full week of April as "National Workplace Wellness Week." During this week, employers across the country are encouraged to invest in the health of their employees by creating worksite health promotion programs, or by sharing their worksite wellness experiences with other employers. The resolution is endorsed by AHA, Chamber of Commerce, Partnership for Prevention, and many other groups concerned about the health and wellness of American employees.
"Offering a workplace wellness program is the first step towards building a culture of health. There's no doubt that well designed programs result in cost savings across the board while creating a healthier workforce," says Kara Connors, MPH, Vice President of Health Programs for Health Analytic Services, Inc. "It's been proven that employer spending on health promotion and disease prevention is a wise business investment."
Data indicate that workplace health programs have achieved a rate of return on investment ranging from $3 to $15 for each dollar invested with savings realized within 12 to 18 months. And this is good news for employers, since nearly 60 percent of employers' after-tax profits are spent on corporate health benefits, and an estimated 25-30 percent of companies' medical costs per year are spent on employees with excess health risk.
"Companies are becoming smarter and more efficient in their delivery of wellness programs," reports Connors. "We believe TheCarrot.com offers an interactive and responsive solution for individuals to achieve health goals and follow through on their progress. Our growing number of health programs can be used as a 'stand alone' service, or complement and enhance programs that are already in place."
For more information on National Workplace Wellness Week, go to the American Heart Association website: www.americanheart.org
For more information about TheCarrot.com's Employee Wellness service, go to: www.TheCarrot.com.
TheCarrot.com is a secure mobile and web-based health management solution with tracking and analytic features that support users in taking control of their health. TheCarrot.com's Employee Wellness service provides companies with three targeted, customized programs--Weight Management, Fitness and Hypertension Management--coupled with TheCarrot's comprehensive Premium offerings, including more than 30 health and wellness trackers, journaling, and online resources. Personalized data is conveyed through graphically appealing charts and graphs to help users monitor their health, set goals, and identify solutions for improved health. TheCarrot.com is HIPAA compliant.
SOURCE Health Analytic Services, Inc.