Wellness Program Evaluation
Evaluate the Success of the Wellness Program
Periodically review wellness programs to determine their efficiency and effectiveness. A good wellness program evaluation looks at information to learn both how well the program is working (process measures) and whether or not it is achieving expected results (outcome measures).
Program costs and outcomes can also be compared. Occasional modifications based on these reviews can ensure that a program is following a course that leads to success.
Effective wellness programs that are committed to high quality wellness program evaluation will be able to easily show the return-on-investment for the initiative. Given these tough economic times this type of data will be essential to maintaining, if not growing wellness budget.
Please note that guide was adapted from Healthy Workforce 2010: An Essential Health Promotion Sourcebook, for Employers, Large and Small. 2001, Partnership for Prevention: Washington, DC at Healthy Workforce 2010
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