Workplace wellness programs are becoming quite common and employers are optimistic about their benefits however such programs must be well executed to have a meaningful effect on employee health and significant reductions in health care cost may take time to materialize. Workplace wellness programs study final report rand health q 2013 jun 1327 ecollection summer 2013 this article investigates the characteristics of workplace wellness programs their prevalence their impact on employee health and medical cost facilitators of their success and the role of incentives in such programs the authors . Research report workplace wellness programs study final report soeren mattke hangsheng liu john p caloyeras christina y huang kristin r van busum dmitry khodyakov victoria shier rand health sponsored by the us department of labor and the us department of health and human services. In chapter 4 we review the uptake rates of various workplace wellness program components among eligible employees we then assess evidence of the impacts of workplace wellness programs on health related behaviors such as smoking and exercise and outcomes such as body weight and blood pressure as well as the effects on medical costs and health care use. Rand health q 2013 summer 32 7 published online 2013 jun 1 pmcid pmc4945172 pmid 28083294 workplace wellness programs study final report
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