Why Wellness?

 

Making a Case for Health:

Chronic diseases are prevalent in the United States. 33% of people have high blood pressure, 70% of people are overweight or obese, and millions are at risk for developing chronic diseases.
  • Reduce health risk for chronic diseases and conditions
  • Workplaces, community, and faith-based organizations create a culture of wellness that supports employee health
  • Improve quality of life

 

 

Making a Case for Business:

Well-implemented workplace wellness could save as much as 25% on absenteesim, health care costs, worker's compensation, and disability management claims costs.
  • Lower health care and insurance costs
  • Reduce absenteeism and improve productivity with healthy employees
  • Increase job satisfaction and morale

 

Sources:

http://www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/businesscase/benefits/costs.html

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/overwt.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/businesscase/benefits/index.html

 

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  • The Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) is working with the strategic communications firm Aespire to understand what you think about LCGHD, and to discover what you know about the services they offer. 

  • Reuben, a North Ridgeville resident, does what he can to stay active and healthy. He volunteers at multiple nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and residents rely on Reuben for company and camaraderie. “The stories that those people have to share with me and the look of gratitude in their eyes is great pay for me,” he explains.

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