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Organizational Wellness Assessment

We evaluate organizational and employee wellness by collecting and integrating data from a number of sources, including our workplace wellness survey, site visits, focus groups and key informant interviews. We also analyze the organizational structure, employee benefits, policies and programs, as well as community linkages. We provide comprehensive feedback and recommendations to support implementation of wellness initiatives across the 8 dimensions of wellness.

Based on the information gathered, we work with your organization to create pragmatic and specific wellness solutions. Working in alignment with your organization’s mission, goals, and objectives, we will assist you to create, implement and maintain wellness programming that addresses the unique needs of your organization.

How the Program Works

To provide you with a comprehensive assessment of your organization’s workplace wellness, we collect data from four important sources:

Workplace Wellness Survey
Our workplace wellness survey asks employees to consider first their personal wellness and then their wellness as supported by their workplace. Each dimension of wellness is represented by its own set of pertinent questions, exploring both personal and workplace-related questions. Employees’ responses will be entirely anonymous; however, the survey provides an overall snapshot of how employees feel about their wellness and as it relates to their workplace.

BHWP developed our Workplace Wellness Survey content with three goals in mind. First, we conducted multiple pilot studies on early versions of the survey to refine the psychometric properties of each scale. Our goal was to reach a high level of internal consistency within each dimensional scale while maintaining breadth of coverage and minimizing redundancy. Our second aim was to maximize specificity and validity of survey items while maintaining applicability to a broad array of healthcare and other corporate workplace settings. Finally, we used workgroup feedback to limit the length of the survey in order to respect the limits of employees’ time. Our survey typically requires 15-25 minutes to complete.

Site Visit
BHWP team members tour your workplace to complete an environmental scan. We evaluate the facilities for environmental factors that may affect staff wellness, including access to healthy food, opportunities for physical activity, workplace safety, and other supports for employee wellness.

Focus Groups and Key Informant Interviews
BHWP team members engage in group and individual interviews with organization leadership and key employees. These interviews are opportunities to learn about the organization from multiple perspectives.

Evaluation of Current Wellness Programming
We will evaluate the current programming that is already being promoted at your organization as well as review current employee health benefits and health-related policies, including medical insurance, worker’s compensation, and employee assistance programs.

How the Results Will Help You

Data Analysis and Interpretation
Once all data is collected, BHWP will analyze, integrate and summarize the information. We interpret this information from the perspective of your organization’s stated mission, goals and wellness needs. You will receive a detailed wellness assessment report, which includes:

  • Analysis of the employee participants including employee demographics, type and length of employment, and role (position) in the organization
  • Charts summarizing the employees’ overall ratings of satisfaction with each of the 8 dimensions of wellness
  • Detailed qualitative analysis of interviews and focus groups, highlighting strengths and areas of growth at the systemic, occupational, and interpersonal levels
  • Summary of the wellness related features and deficiencies observed during the environmental scan
  • Analysis of employee benefits, policies, and wellness programming
  • Highlights of the employees’ ratings on each of the personal and workplace wellness survey scales
  • Detailed, pragmatic recommendations for moving forward in building an organizational culture of wellness

Ongoing Technical Assistance
The aim of the Organizational Wellness Assessment is to provide a framework for facilitating strategic planning, decision-making, and future action. As your organization takes steps towards your workplace wellness goals, we can continue to work with you to plan for ongoing success through rapid improvement projects, creation of meaningful and manageable program objectives, promotion of learning communities, and measuring and evaluating change. Our intention is to build momentum in your organizations’ wellness initiatives and to foster a culture of wellness. Our ultimate goal is always to promote sustainable and effective healthy behavior change.

For more information, please contact us at bh.wellness@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-3713.