The Cost of Worksite Wellness

Consider the following scenario:

You are the worksite wellness manager of a health care organization in tight economic times. You realize the organization must make budget cuts. The worksite wellness program seems to be a money pit, and the CFO is encouraging the organizational leader to have it dropped.

Write a one page professional letter to the CFO justifying the value of your program. Use a bit of creativity. Address the following in your letter:

  • What positive behavior changes due to your worksite wellness program can you show?
  • What cost savings can you show?
  • How might you change the program to produce better financial outcomes?

Remember, the CFO is finance-oriented, so he or she will want to hear facts that support your justification. Search for articles on this subject to support your statements, and gather statistics that show real dollar-cost savings. Provide complete APA references for your resources.