Terry et al. assessed the literature to determine successful program components that were common among best practice programs. These best practice components were quantifiable and together defined a comprehensive program approach to worksite health and wellness. These nine components are similar to the five key elements reported earlier but are more closely related to program implementation and delivery components. These include:
1. Comprehensive Program Design
2. Management Support
3. Integrated Incentives
4. Comprehensive Communications
5. Dedicated Onsite Staff
6. Multiple Program Modalities
7. Health Awareness Programs
8. Biometric Health Screenings
9. Vendor Integration
In addition, a comprehensive program that has the ability to meet the individual needs of a population must also utilize health management technologies. New technology has enhanced the capability of a program provider to integrate data from a variety of sources so that both messaging and program deployment can be tailored to an individual’s needs and risks. In addition, this advanced data integration allows for more personalized health and lifestyle coaching as well as cross program referrals for participants who need a variety of services both in and outside of the program offerings.
 Terry PE, Seaverson ELD, Grossmeier J, Anderson DR. Association between nine quality components and superior worksite health management program results. J of Occup and Environ Med. 2008 Jun; 50(6): 633-641.
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