Obama calls for corporate wellness programs

President Obama met with health related companies yesterday to, among other things, urge them to create and enable wellness programs at the corporate level.
A White House fact sheet said:

“As a result of many successful programs at businesses across the country, workers have become more engaged in their own health care, productivity is increasing, absenteeism is dropping, and employers are passing some of their health care savings to their workers,” the White House said in a fact sheet.

“Employers are discovering that improving quality of care can reduce health care costs. Small actions in the workplace can generate large benefits.”

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We couldn’t agree more! We know some people who have a fantastic walking program program for corporate wellness.

Using Walker Tracker for your organization’s wellness program

Of course – the best solution for running a wellness program with your organization is to get a Walker Tracker Private Level.

However, it’s certainly possible to run a successful walking program for your organization using the Walker Tracker community site. 

Here are a few tips if you wish to do so:

  • Register yourself first
  • On the lower right hand column there’s a box that says ‘invite a friend to Walker Tracker
  • Go there and copy the ‘invite link’. Use that link to invite everyone in your organization. That way you’ll be able to see who signs up and when via the ‘View your invitees‘ page 

This will allow you to corral and track signups that are part of your organization.

Once everyone is signed up, remember that:

  • You can create private groups (you’ll need to invite all those users to this group)
  • You can create private competitions. Note that you can create a competition as private – play around with it to get it just as you want it – and then make it public.
There are other corporations/organizations using the Walker Tracker community site for their wellness programs, so if you seek further help – don’t hesitate to post a question in the forums.

If later you decide you need the extra privacy, administrative controls, branding and statistics that a private level affords, no worries! We can help migrate your users to your own program.


Screenshots from our private level administration area

We’re building a robust administration area for our private level administrators. I thought I’d share a few screenshots. The administrative interface has a fairly bare-bones look to it currently, but I’m excited about how far it’s come along and how powerful it is already.

As always, if you or your organization is interested in a private level – let’s talk!

(click on any picture to enlarge it)