Health and Wellness: A focus on prevention
Wellness research shows that Americans who actively manage their health are more productive, have fewer absences from work, and make fewer demands for medical services. An article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicated that a focus on prevention and wellness resulted in a 17 percent decline in total medical visits and a 35 percent decline in medical visits for minor illness.
At DMC, our comprehensive health and wellness programming is focused on assisting employers in creating or improving wellness in the workplace. Prescribed and implemented appropriately, wellness programs can be far more effective in generating employer savings than reducing employee health care coverage.
Wellness education is a fundamental component to promoting health and productivity, and lowering the total cost of health care. Our health and wellness services combine primary, preventive, occupational, and environmental health services with a focus on improving employee wellness and reducing total spending. DMC's employee wellness programs can be customized to best suit the health of each workforce. The primary objectives of each wellness program include: