The RAND study is a good place to start. The journal Health Affairs has been publishing something on workplace wellness in virtually every issue in recent years. (If you don’t have a subscription, join the Association for Healthcare Journalists and you’ll get it for free as a benefit of membership.) Other peer-reviewed health and business journals, such as the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the American Journal of Health Promotion, are good sources for experts, quantitative research, and current trends in the effort to standardize workplace wellness program evaluation methods. In fact, the current issue features a compelling study about the impact of workplace wellness programs on Medicare beneficiaries’ medical costs.
Sibyl Shalo Wilmont covers healthcare policy issues for The Second Opinion, part of CJR’s politics and policy desk, the United States Project. Follow the project’s work on Twitter @USProjectCJR and follow her @nursesibyl.