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Why worksite wellness?

 
Employees spend about 36% of their 24-hour day at work. This makes a worksite the perfect venue to help promote healthy behaviors and decrease absenteeism. Over 63% of North Dakotans over the age of 16 are in the workforce. There are almost 24,000 businesses in the state which provide a captive audience. The Healthy People 2010 goal is to increase to 75% the proportion of worksites that offer comprehensive employee health.
 
 

How will worksite wellness help business?

 Just a few examples of savings per dollar spent on a wellness program:
 
  • Bank of America  -  $5.96/$1
  • Prudential Insurance - $2.90/$1
  • General Mills  -  $3.50/$1
 
Poor health habits take a toll on business. Please consider the following statistics:
 
"It costs on average of $1300 for an employee who smokes per year in the U.S."
 
"Workplace alcohol, tobacco and other drug use costs U.S. companies over $100 million per year."
 
"Job stress is estimated to cost American industry $200 – 300 billion annually."
 
"National Safety Council estimates that 1 million employees are absent on an average workday because of stress related problems."
 
"In North Dakota, tobacco use and obesity costs exceed $550 million a year."
 
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