The State of Wellness:Good Health isGood Business WebinarFebruary 24, 2011Eric Aakko, MS MCHES
How did we get here?                                     Increased                          ChronicBehaviors   Environment...
Benefits of Worksite     Wellness
Health Insurance                                       Premiums      140%                                                 ...
Background• We listened and we heard from  employers: need the “how” for wellness• We know the “why”• Still exploring the ...
Shift to “systems thinking” and thecreation of a Wellness Framework
Colorado’s Worksite     Wellness Framework                        Build a Foundation of WellnessMeaningful Measurement    ...
Step 1: Build a foundation• Gain senior leadership and employee support• Create a brand• Lesson learned: Executive Walks a...
Step 2: Use data to assess needs    and provide direction• Is your workplace supportive or restrictive towards  wellness?•...
Step 3: Plan for success• Develop action plan, goals, objectives• Use claims data and info from Step 2 in program  design•...
Step 4: Put the plan in action• How to avoid the STP problem• Develop physical activity, nutrition, lactation, tobacco  po...
Step 5: Evaluate• Basic to advanced evaluation• Bottom line: are you making a difference?• Lesson learned: Changing the en...
Communication and Marketing:    Permeates all Steps 1-5• Engage all employees and leadership• Be consistent and profession...
Other Efforts in Colorado:    Worksite Wellness    Collaborative• Desire to unite worksite wellness activities and efforts...
Thank-you - Questions?Eric Aakko – 303.692-2606; eric.aakko@state.co.ushttp://cohealthsource.org/media/172683/worksitewell...
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Colorado State of Wellness Webinar - Good Health is Good Business with Eric Aakko

  1. 1. The State of Wellness:Good Health isGood Business WebinarFebruary 24, 2011Eric Aakko, MS MCHES
  2. 2. How did we get here? Increased ChronicBehaviors Environment Health Care Disease Costs
  3. 3. Benefits of Worksite Wellness
  4. 4. 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).
  5. 5. Background• We listened and we heard from employers: need the “how” for wellness• We know the “why”• Still exploring the “what”
  6. 6. Shift to “systems thinking” and thecreation of a Wellness Framework
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Step 1: Build a foundation• Gain senior leadership and employee support• Create a brand• Lesson learned: Executive Walks at the Department of Public Health
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Thank-you - Questions?Eric Aakko – 303.692-2606; eric.aakko@state.co.ushttp://cohealthsource.org/media/172683/worksitewellnesstoolkit%20final.pdf

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