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Colorado State of Wellness Webinar - Good Health is Good Business with Eric Aakko

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    Colorado State of Wellness Webinar - Good Health is Good Business with Eric Aakko Colorado State of Wellness Webinar - Good Health is Good Business with Eric Aakko Presentation Transcript

    • The State of Wellness:Good Health isGood Business WebinarFebruary 24, 2011Eric Aakko, MS MCHES
    • How did we get here? Increased ChronicBehaviors Environment Health Care Disease Costs
    • Benefits of Worksite Wellness
    • Health Insurance Premiums 140% 131% 120% 100% 80% 60% 38% 40% 20% 28% 0% 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Health Insurance Premiums Workers Earnings Overall InflationSource: Kaiser/HRET Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Benefits, 1999-2009. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index, U.S. City Average ofAnnual Inflation (April to April), 1999-2009; Bureau of Labor Statistics, Seasonally Adjusted Data from the Current Employment Statistics Survey, 1999-2009(April to April).
    • Background• We listened and we heard from employers: need the “how” for wellness• We know the “why”• Still exploring the “what”
    • Shift to “systems thinking” and thecreation of a Wellness Framework
    • Colorado’s Worksite Wellness Framework Build a Foundation of WellnessMeaningful Measurement and Evaluation Assess How to Have a Data Driven ProgramImplement by Putting Purposeful Planning the Plan into Action and Programming
    • Step 1: Build a foundation• Gain senior leadership and employee support• Create a brand• Lesson learned: Executive Walks at the Department of Public Health
    • Step 2: Use data to assess needs and provide direction• Is your workplace supportive or restrictive towards wellness?• Do you know the basic health needs of your employees?• Lesson learned: Need for modification to flex policy
    • Step 3: Plan for success• Develop action plan, goals, objectives• Use claims data and info from Step 2 in program design• Incentives can work, if used properly• Lesson learned: Incentivizing health premiums
    • Step 4: Put the plan in action• How to avoid the STP problem• Develop physical activity, nutrition, lactation, tobacco policies• Lesson learned: Change the environment through policy
    • Step 5: Evaluate• Basic to advanced evaluation• Bottom line: are you making a difference?• Lesson learned: Changing the environment does work, e.g. Stair Challenge
    • Communication and Marketing: Permeates all Steps 1-5• Engage all employees and leadership• Be consistent and professional• Lesson learned: Creating a brand that has appeal and is recognized
    • Other Efforts in Colorado: Worksite Wellness Collaborative• Desire to unite worksite wellness activities and efforts in Colorado• Collaborate with non-profit partner, LiveWell Colorado, on the development of a Worksite Wellness Leadership Council
    • Thank-you - Questions?Eric Aakko – 303.692-2606; eric.aakko@state.co.ushttp://cohealthsource.org/media/172683/worksitewellnesstoolkit%20final.pdf