Return On Health™
A new measure of success.
Return on Health™
is the practice at Pops of targeting the most substantial
health risks, established through extensive on-site testing, in each organization, to be able
to return the greatest overall improvement in health.
Our testing, monitoring and improving of health risks, within an organization, are the keys to
successfully reducing the rise in healthcare costs for our Customers. Dee Edington, PhD,
director of the University of Michigan Health Management Research Center said it best: "The most
important piece of knowledge that has come from the field of worksite health management is
that changes in health costs follow changes in health risks. Research has uniformly demonstrated
that as risks increase – even single risks – costs increase. When productivity measures are factored
in, the costs are doubled or tripled."1
Here are some important facts about worksite health promotion programs in America:
- A review of 73 published studies of worksite health promotion programs shows an average $3.50: $1 ($3.50 savings for every dollar invested in wellness) savings to-cost ratio in reduced absenteeism and health care costs.2
- From a meta-review of 42 published studies of worksite health promotion programs3
- Average 28% reduction in sick leave absenteeism
- Average 26% reduction in health costs
- Average 30% reduction in workers’ compensation and disability management claims costs
1Edington, DW, Emerging research: A view from one research center. Am Journal of Health Promotion. 2001; 15(5): 341-349.
2Aldana SG. Financial impact of health promotion programs: a comprehensive review of the literature. Am J Health Promotion. 2001; 15(5): 296-320.
3Chapman LS. Meta-evaluation of worksite health promotion economic return studies. The Art of Health Promotion. 2003; 6(6):1-16