Researchers found that the more workers participated in a wellness program, the more likely they were to have their number of health risks reduced. (Photo: Shutterstock)

When employers are measuring the impact of their wellness programs on employee health, don’t just check the generalized box, “did it” or “did not.” Rather, delve deeper to understand what’s really happening.

So say researchers of a study published in the American Journal of Health Promotion, who broadened the metrics used to determine how participation in wellness programs decreased the health risks of nearly 40,000 workers from six companies over a three-year period.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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