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Report Results

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Keep company management informed about workplace wellness milestones—and challenges—to maintain their support for the program. In addition, keep employees up to date about program news to build motivation and encourage additional participation.

During the planning process baseline data and annual data were collected. Periodic measurement of program elements compared with this baseline data will help you assess where your program is making an impact and where modifications are needed. Senior management will be interested in success such as improved health outcomes, reduced absenteeism and increased productivity.

Use stories to demonstrate the impact of your wellness efforts. For example you could share the story of an employee who participated in nutrition and physical activity sessions and lost weight. Or share how a campaign to increase compliance with medication management resulted coincides with sick days and hospitalizations.

Data may include clinical measures such as overall improvement of A1c values (measure of glucose control over time), overall trends in blood pressure, weight or cholesterol. The report may also include measures of behavior change (more physical activity, healthier diet), or measures of productivity (absenteeism and presenteeism).

Information should be clearly stated so that the audience can understand the outcomes of the program. Tables or graphs can show trends. The report should include a list of recommendations that can help guide and improve the program.

Aids & Tools

Know More

  1. Find out how other businesses nationwide are reporting the results of their programs from American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
  2. Learn more about presenting and reporting what was learned during the workplace health assessment to key organizational stakeholders and decision makers.
  3. See an example of a report from the University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center on a Healthy Worksite Initiative.
  4. Look at the Minnesota Department of Health, Statewide Health Improvement Program.

Ask More

  1. We have achieved our first year results. What are some ideas for growing our success?
    Determine areas that you could improve by analyzing your results. Could you increase participation for example?
  2. What types of information should be shared with management and employees about health and wellness?
    Management will want to know the impact of the program and how the resources were used. Were there fewer work days lost  to absenteeism or presenteeism? Charts that demonstrate aggregate health data prior to and after the intervention will demonstrate impacts as will personal stories from employees.
    Tie reports to management data on costs savings, increased productivity and overall impact on the bottom line.
    Employees want to know that the program is successful,easy to access as well as easy to accomplish.They will want to know how they gain as a result of their investment of time and effort.
    Never share individual health data with anyone in reports.This is personal and confidential information.
  3. How do we continue to improve our program?
    Determine areas that you could improve by analyzing your evaluation results. For example, could you increase participation? Identify potential barriers like locations, time and access.

Do More

  1. Share your Diabetes at Work success story and inspire others to make a difference in the lives of their employees.
    Share your aggregated data and trends (if not proprietary information) with your professional organizations to serve as a model and to get feedback about improving the program.
    Aim high! Learn about possible recognition programs: American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Corporate Health Achievement Award. An on-line self-assessment will help you ensure that your organization is on the road to establishing a truly healthy, safe and productive environment for your workers by reviewing your program components, outcome measures, trends, and dissemination.