Health and Emotional Wellbeing in the Workplace: Behavior Screening and Intervention as Effective Approach to Wellness
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AbstractBehavioral Health Screening and Intervention (BSI) is a new evidence-based approach to wellness. We’ll cover what BSI is about and how it works. We’ll explain how BSI, combined with counseling from an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), led to significant improvements in participant’s mental and physical health. These improvements produced an estimated annual healthcare savings of over $2,000 per case and over $5,000 per employee in workplace performance cost savings from avoided absenteeism
Description37 slides. Results of a pilot study conducted in Vermont that examined the impact of onsite behavioral risk screening and EAP counseling on health risks, work performance and associated costs. A single-group longitudinal study design was used with repeated measures data from 98 employed cases from two project sites. Risks were assessed for diet, exercise, depression, stress, binge drinking, smoking and drug use. Work absenteeism and presenteeism were combined into a measure of lost productive work time. The ROI for health risk reduction was estiimated at 3:1 and the ROI for work productivity was estimated at 11:1.
CitationAttridge, M., & Dickens, S. (2018, March). Health and emotional wellbeing in the workplace: Behavioral screening and intervention as an effective approach to wellness [Conference presentation]. Vermont Worksite Wellness Conference, Burlington, VT, United States.
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