An Introduction To Wellness Programs

Is your organization considering launching a worksite wellness program, or revamping an existing program? AHIP’s An Introduction to Wellness Programs online course can help make your program more outcome-focused, with data-driven evidence that demonstrates the return on your investment. One of the lasting benefits of workplace wellness initiatives is how they create a culture of wellness, helping employees of all ages avoid or lessen the effects of chronic disease, so this course explores the correlation between workplace wellness and health care costs.

At a Glance

  • 18-hour course length, plus 1 exam
  • Students have up to 90 days to complete course
  • Counts toward the FHIAS® professional designation
  • Flexible, self-paced online format
  • Technical support available by phone or email

What You’ll Learn

  • The basics of workplace wellness programs, including benefits to individual participants and opportunities for sponsoring organizations
  • Wellness program design elements and options, health risk assessment, and the need for a wellness committee
  • Establishing timelines and budget parameters
  • The role of senior management; how gender, and diversity within the employee population factor into program design
  • Attracting and maintaining employee participation including how to inspire, grow, you’re your staff’s interest
  • Approaches to healthy aging including how wellness programs can help workers postpone infirmities associated with chronic diseases
  • Steps for gathering data, evaluating outcomes, and achieving return on investment
  • Legal issues under HIPAA, GINA, ADA, ERISA, and recent health care reforms
  • Various models of care, including patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, and value-based insurance design; how these approaches apply to or can be combined with wellness programs

Who Should Take This Course

  • Agents and brokers
  • Benefits specialists
  • Corporate decision-makers
  • Employee assistance professionals
  • Health, fitness, and rehabilitation professionals
  • Human resources professionals
  • Long-term care professionals
  • Occupational health professionals
  • Underwriters
  • Wellness managers


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Earn a Career-Driving Professional Designation

This course is good toward earning the following designation: