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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Corporate Wellness In the News

Ever since President Obama went on the record in support of corporate wellness programs (and members of Congress introduced legislation to promote them), it's hard to pick up the newspaper without seeing articles that mention the many benefits.

A New York Times article published last week discussed the enormous variety that exists in corporate wellness. It's a subject we've blogged about many times; what works for one organization may not work for another. The beauty of wellness programs is that they're easily tailored to a company's specific needs. (The article also includes a 15-minute podcast that's worth taking in.)

Tara Parker-Pope at the New York Times "Well" blog takes the discussion even further. I especially recommend taking a look at the helpful links she provides in her blog post.


Greg Justice said...

Corporate wellness programs need to get back to the basics...more movement and eating right. We run a system called AYC S.U.M.M.E.R. SUMMER stands for Shut Up Move More Eat Right. Too many corporate wellness programs focus on handing out pamplets to their employees, but talk is cheap.

Fiona Gathright said...

Thanks for the comment.

You're absolutely right--too many wellness programs follow the "launch and leave" model. Our biggest successes have come from working one-on-one with participants, and that's what we always recommend to clients.

I think most people are ready and willing to change--they just need ongoing support. I think more and more companies are beginning to understand that.