The following is a review of articles and literature on health-care costs, return on investment, employee health benefits, business success, barriers associated with workplace wellness programs and support systems, and an infrastructure that supports implementation. Research and literature on costs, benefits, barriers, and program implementation support is examined in this paper that are associated with successful workplace wellness programs. Findings from this review include a positive return on investment, lower healthcare costs for both the employee and employer, and additional benefits for the employee, employer, and the community. Also, barriers to participate in workplace wellness programs, use of incentives to increase participation in programs, and key characteristics of successful workplace wellness programs were discovered.

Keywords: workplace wellness programs, employee well-being, economic success, infrastructure.

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2018

Senior Project Advisor

Dr. Miranda Terry

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Health & Exercise Studies

Document Type