Wellness Programs Aren’t Working. Let’s Change That.

Update: now up at The Health Care Blog too…

Canoeing can be good exercise - especially on Lake Victoria

Canoeing can be good exercise – especially on Lake Victoria

 

You’d be forgiven if, after reading last month’s Health Affairs, you came to the conclusion that all manner of wellness programs simply will not work; in it, a spate of articles documented myriad failures to make patients healthier, save money, or both.

Which is a shame, because – let’s face it – we need wellness programs to work and, in theory, they should. So I’d rather we figure out how to make wellness work. It seems that a combination of behavioral economics, technology, and networking theory provide a framework for creating, implementing, and sustaining programs to do just that.

Continue Reading at Project Millennial…

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