Embracing wellness in the workplace
What keeps people healthy and productive? How is disease prevented? And most importantly, why should employers care about those questions?
At ThedaCare, we’ve been probing those ideas for two decades. What we’ve learned about preventing illness drives our approach to workplace wellness for our own organization, and for increasing numbers of employers in the region.
Nothing energizes me more than the news that area employers are beginning to more deeply understand and embrace workplace wellness and preventive care as strategies for generating long-term employee productivity and improved bottom lines. It is why I went into family practice in the first place – to help keep people healthy and prevent disease – rather than other specialties that focus more on fixing health problems that have occurred.