The Whole Health Cure

"Value on Investment (VOI) of Employee Wellness Programs" with Michael Staufacker

Episode Summary

Michael Staufacker is a Director of Health Management in Central HR Administration at Emory University in Atlanta. He develops, implements, and evaluates health management programs and services for 30,000 university and healthcare employees. In this conversation Michael and Dr. Bergquist discuss the history and trends of employee wellness programs, the lessons learned and the direction forward. Michael talks about implications and benefits of work-site wellness programs to employees and employers, ways to measure the success, new areas of focus, effective tools, strategy behind incentives, the role of technology, the role of leadership, and much more.

Episode Notes

Michael Staufacker is a Director of Health Management in Central HR Administration at Emory University in Atlanta and has served in this role since 2012. He develops, implements, and evaluates health management programs and services for 30,000 university and healthcare employees. He partners with Emory’s benefits department to ensure health plan (48,000 members) and other vendor partners are accountable for health improvement (pharmacy benefit management, case management, disease management, maternity management, behavioral mental health, lifestyle management).
From 1994 until 2012, Michael worked for StayWell Health Management in a variety of roles including Account Management, Call Center Management, and Product Development & Management.
Prior to that, he was the Health Education Director for the American Lung Association of Kentucky from where he was responsible for programs related to the prevention and control of lung disease.

In this conversation Michael and Dr. Bergquist discuss the history and trends of employee wellness programs, the lessons learned and the direction forward. Michael talks about implications and benefits of work-site wellness programs to employees and employers, ways to measure the success, new areas of focus, effective tools, strategy behind incentives, the role of technology, the role of leadership, and much more.

Helpful resources:

https://hero-health.org/

https://www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/index.html