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Managers’ support for employee wellness programs: An integrative review

Available Online http://doi.org/10.1177/0890117118764856
Publication Date November 2018
Author Deborah G. Passey, Meagan C. Brown, Kristen Hammerback, Jeffrey R. Harris, and Peggy A. Hannon
Source American Journal of Health Promotion
Source Type Journal Article

This review synthesizes the literature on managers’ support for employee wellness program interventions. Content analysis revealed several factors influencing managers’ support, including organizational structure, senior leadership support, role expectations, health-related training, and managers’ health- and wellbeing-related beliefs and attitudes. The review concludes that wellness program interventions should include metrics to assess support of programs by managers at various levels within the organization.

Keywords managers’ support, leadership support, workplace, worksite health promotion, wellness programs

Passey, D. G., Brown, M. C., Hammerback, K., Harris, J. R., & Hannon, P. A. (2018). Managers’ support for employee wellness programs: An integrative review. American Journal of Health Promotion, 32(8), 1789-1799. doi: 10.1177/0890117118764856

"When you have a high level of employee involvement in regards to the decision-making and problem-solving; and, when employees know that they are not alone to deal with their personal issues; and, when they see opportunities to become healthier with their employer's help; then, that business will be able to count on its greatest resource, its employees."

Glenn McFadden
Executive Vice President of Operations
The Comporium Group