Keep company management informed about workplace wellness milestones—and challenges—to maintain their support for the program. In addition, keep employees up to date about program news to build motivation and encourage additional participation.
During the planning process baseline data and annual data were collected. Periodic measurement of program elements compared with this baseline data will help you assess where your program is making an impact and where modifications are needed. Senior management will be interested in success such as improved health outcomes, reduced absenteeism and increased productivity.
Use stories to demonstrate the impact of your wellness efforts. For example you could share the story of an employee who participated in nutrition and physical activity sessions and lost weight. Or share how a campaign to increase compliance with medication management resulted coincides with sick days and hospitalizations.
Data may include clinical measures such as overall improvement of A1c values (measure of glucose control over time), overall trends in blood pressure, weight or cholesterol. The report may also include measures of behavior change (more physical activity, healthier diet), or measures of productivity (absenteeism and presenteeism).
Information should be clearly stated so that the audience can understand the outcomes of the program. Tables or graphs can show trends. The report should include a list of recommendations that can help guide and improve the program.