Thesis Submission Date
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2012 Patrick R. Rooney
As healthcare costs continue to rise across the country more companies are beginning to look for new strategies to cut costs. The evolving health and wellness industry has been shown to reduce expenditures from costly medical services by improving long term healthy behaviors in the work force, aiming to impact the demand and supply sides of healthcare. This paper looks at the history behind the health and wellness movement and specifically evaluates Healthy Incentives, King County's own health and wellness initiative and the impact such a program has on direct medical expenditures as well as key health risk factors that are affecting millions of working Americans.
Rooney, Patrick R., "Measuring the Impact of a Comprehensive Health and Wellness Initiative" (2012). CMC Senior Theses. Paper 419.