An Assessment of the Employee Wellness Program for the City of New Braunfels
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The purpose of this applied research project is threefold. First, it describes the ideal components of an effective wellness program obtained from the literature. Second, it assesses the City of New Braunfels Wellness Program using the ideal type components. Third, it provides recommendations for improving the City of New Braunfels Wellness Program. The methods used in this study are semi-structured interviews with City of New Braunfels Wellness Program administrators and employees, document analysis, and direct observation. This research will be beneficial to those looking to make changes to improve the state of their health care and claim costs, as well as improve employee morale and general well being, specifically in the public sector. This research will provide an ideal, comprehensive model of an employee wellness program as shown in the conceptual framework. It will also provide details for successful implementation practices. Their research will be significant to many organizations in building a successful framework to implement, change, or update their current worksite wellness initiative by analyzing the programs that other organizations are offering and implementing into their work culture.