“Health and Eco­nom­ic Out­comes Up to Three Years After a Work­place Well­ness Pro­gram:  A Ran­dom­ized Con­trolled Tri­al” was recent­ly pub­lished – it’s impres­sive if for no oth­er rea­son than the title.  This was pub­lished in Health Affairs, a lead­ing aca­d­e­m­ic jour­nal for health coverage.

Bot­tom line – build­ing on pre­vi­ous­ly released results from study years one and two, the year three data again showed lit­tle evi­dence of improve­ments in employ­ees’ health at work­sites that offer typ­i­cal well­ness pro­grams includ­ing health risk assessments.

BUT – while there may not be any deter­minable ROI, the study con­cedes that well­ness pro­grams are at least pop­u­lar so…