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Wellness: Measuring Results

Wellness: Measuring Results

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This paper reports findings on wellness measures and provides:

1) An understanding of why wellness is a significant issue for organizations throughout the world through a deeper understanding of the nature and extent of avoidable chronic disease
2) A review of existing wellness measurement systems in use across the globe
3) A best practice checklist for boards to apply within their organization.
This paper reports findings on wellness measures and provides:

1) An understanding of why wellness is a significant issue for organizations throughout the world through a deeper understanding of the nature and extent of avoidable chronic disease
2) A review of existing wellness measurement systems in use across the globe
3) A best practice checklist for boards to apply within their organization.

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Published by: World Economic Forum on Mar 21, 2011
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This work was prepared by the Working Towards Wellness of the World Economic Forum.
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The information in this report, or on which this report is based, has been obtained from sources that the authors believe tobe reliable and accurate. However, it has not been independently verified and no representation or warranty, express orimplied, is made as to the accuracy or completeness of any information obtained from third parties. In addition, thestatements in this report may provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include anystatement that does not directly relate to a historical fact or a current fact. These statements involve known and unknownrisks, uncertainties and other factors which are not exhaustive. The companies contributing to this report operate in acontinually changing environment and new risks emerge continually. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance onthese statements. The companies contributing to this report undertake no obligation to publicly revise or update anystatements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise and they shall in no event be liable for anyloss or damage arising in connection with the use of the information in this report.
 
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