• eBook: Establishing a Progress-Based Incentive Strategy

    July 2013

    StayWell has developed an eBook that provides guidance for employers and benefit professionals to implement a progress-based incentive strategy as part of a comprehensive workplace health management program.

  • Impact of a Comprehensive Population Health Management Program on Health Care Costs

    June 2013 | Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine

    Employers invest in comprehensive population health management (PHM) programs for various reasons, including improvement of employee physical and mental health, to maximize worker productivity, and attraction and retention of top talent. Even so, one of the most compelling components of the value proposition for an investment in PHM is the potential to control health care costs.

  • Analyzing Best Practices in Employee Health Management: How Age, Sex, and Program Components Relate to Employee Engagement and Health Outcomes

    April 2013 | Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine

    This research is significant for employers because it underscores the importance of customizing employee health management strategies and best practices to the demographics and established cultural norms of a workplace.

  • Self-Rated Job Performance and Absenteeism According to Employee Engagement, Health Behaviors, and Physical Health

    January 2013 | Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

    New research on how to better understand the combined influence of employee engagement.

  • The Influence of Worksite and Employee Variables on Employee Engagement in Telephonic Health Coaching Programs: A Retrospective Multivariate Analysis

    January/February 2013 | American Journal of Health Promotion

    Both worksite-level and employee-level factors have significant influences on health coaching engagement, and there are gender differences in the strength of these predictors.

  • Association Between Changes in Health Risk Status and Changes in Future Health Care Costs: A Multi-employer study

    November 2012 | Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

    New research shows that prevention is key to reducing health care costs for all employees, even those with chronic conditions.

  • Impact of Financial Incentives on Behavior Change Program Participation and Risk Reduction in Worksite Health Promotion

    November/December 2012 | American Journal of Health Promotion

    StayWell study examines the impact of financial incentives on behavior change program registration, completion, and risk improvement rates.

  • Guidance for a Reasonably Designed, Employer-Sponsored Wellness Program Using Outcomes-Based Incentives

    July 13, 2012 | Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

    A joint consensus statement was created to provide guidance regarding appropriate use of outcomes-based incentives as part of a reasonably designed wellness program designed to improve health and lower cost while protecting employees from discrimination and unaffordable coverage.

  • Financial Impact of Population Health Management Programs: Reevaluating the Literature

    January 2012 | Population Health Management

    The aim of this review was to assess the cost impact of comprehensive Population Health Management (PHM) programs that are based on rigorously executed, recently published, peer-reviewed studies.

  • The ACTIVATE Study: Results From a Group-Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing a Traditional Worksite Health Promotion Program With an Activated Consumer Program

    November/December 2011 | American Journal of Health Promotion

    This study compares a traditional worksite-based health promotion program with an activated consumer program and a control program.

  • Commentaries on ‘‘Workplace Health Promotion Will Become Irrelevant in National Policy if We Do Not Learn to Speak With One Voice’’

    September/October 2011 | American Journal of Health Promotion

    The growing controversy over wellness incentives authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is disconcerting, but will this provision be the most important development of the decade?

  • Reflections on Developments in Health Promotion in the Past Quarter Century From Founding Members of the American Journal of Health Promotion Editorial Board

    March/April 2011 | American Journal of Health Promotion

    In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the American Journal of Health Promotion, all 14 of the founding members of our editorial board who are still affiliated with the Journal submitted reflections on how the field of health promotion has evolved in the past quarter of a century.

  • A Comparison of the Effectiveness of a Telephone Coaching and Mail-based Program

    December 2010 | Health Education and Behavior

    This study compared the demographics of those who selected each modality and assessed differences in program success relative to the modalities chosen.

  • Comparing Alternative Methods of Targeting Potential High-cost Individuals for Chronic Condition Management

    June 2010 | Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

    An HRA-based predictive model appears to be a reasonable alternative to claims-based predictive models for identifying individuals for chronic condition management outreach.

  • Best Practices in Evaluating Worksite Health Promotion Programs

    January/February 2010 | American Journal of Health Promotion

    The strength of the Best-Practices Worksite Health Promotion (WHP) Evaluation Framework is that it can be used to set expectations with an organization’s leadership concerning the value of various components of the program, the attendant success metrics related to each component, and the role the full dashboard plays in substantiating the program’s ROI.

  • The Role of Incentive Design, Incentive Value, Communications Strategy, and Worksite Culture on Health Risk Assessment Participation

    May/June 2009 | American Journal of Health Promotion

    As employers increasingly embrace worksite health promotion programs as a strategy to improve the health and productivity of their employees, the search is on for more effective ways to motivate employees to participate in such programs.

  • Use of a Normal Impairment Factor in Quantifying Avoidable Productivity Loss Because of Poor Health

    March 2009 | Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

    This study demonstrated the utility of the Normal Impairment Factor (NIF) in estimating the level of productivity loss that cannot be regained through health management interventions.

  • The Role of Financial Incentives in Driving Employee Engagement in Health Management

    July/August 2008 | ASCM's Health & Fitness Journal

    Incentives are a promising tool for increasing employee engagement in worksite health managment programs. They are a vital role in driving awareness, participation and their use is commonly cited as an element of "best-practice" program.

  • Association Between Nine Quality Components and Superior Worksite Health Management Program Results

    June 2008 | Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

    Best-practice organizations achieved higher levels of engagement than common-practice organizations in both health assessment and health coaching programs, demonstrating the contribution of quality program components to superior program engagement rates.

  • Impact of a worksite health promotion program on short-term disability usage

    January 2001 | Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

    The research examined the impact of a worksite health promotion program on short-term disability (STD) days in a large telecommunications company.

  • The Relationship Between Modifiable Health Risks and Health Care Expenditures: An Analysis of the Multi-Employer HERO Health Risk and Cost Database

    October 1998 | Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

    Ten modifiable health risk behaviors and measures are associated with short-term increases in the likelihood of incurring health expenditures and in the magnitude of those expenditures.


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