Here’s Why It’s Important To Advocate For Health Promotion In The Workplace
Updated: Nov 10, 2020
Have you ever thought about how much health promotion should be valued at companies? If not, let’s talk about it!
Health promotion in the workplace is not only essential for employees but the success of businesses. Without proper healthcare coverage, employees are not able to work at their full potential to carry out the organization’s mission, which ultimately impacts the quality of the services offered. That’s why proper health initiatives and support should be a top priority for companies who want to thrive in their industry.
The BIA Collaborative is the perfect resource to help corporations get on the right track to ensure that employees' health is valued, especially in the midst of a pandemic. Although the workplace environment has changed drastically, employees’ health should be valued now more than ever, whether they’re still working in the office or at home. The new work/life balance has been a major adjustment for everyone, which means companies have to pay more attention to the mental and physical risks of their employees. Some workers may be dealing with depression, isolation and more. That’s why it’s important that their needs are met.
Want to take a deeper dive into why health initiatives are essential for your company? Check out a few facts from the CDC below:
Chronic diseases and related lifestyle risk factors top the list of healthcare costs for employers.
High blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, physical inactivity and obesity are the main chronic diseases or risk factors that cause employees to miss days of work, which costs U.S. employers $36.4 billion a year.
“Preventable chronic conditions” are the main contributors to health insurance premiums and employee medical claims costs.
Angina pectoris (chest pain), high blood pressure, diabetes and heart attack, are among the 10 most expensive health conditions for U.S. employers.
Programs that can help relieve work stress and unhealthy behaviors cannot only decrease chronic conditions, but in turn, increase worker productivity and lower direct costs. Such initiatives that can address these issues include: physical activities, mental health seminars, nutrition and reliable transportation to and from work.
A healthier workplace is vital and BIA Collaborative can help your company address the needs of companies by developing a workplace health program that is tailored specifically to your business and improves workers’ well-being.
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This blog post was written by Brianna Rhodes, the founder of the writing and editing platform, Brianna Rhodes Writes. To learn more about her services, please visit here.