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Wellness & Health Promotion Accreditation

NCQA's Wellness & Health Promotion Accreditation comprehensively assesses key areas of health promotion, including how wellness programs are implemented in the workplace, how services such as coaching are provided to help participants develop skills to make healthy choices and how individual health information is properly safeguarded.

One of the best ways to differentiate your organization in an emerging market is to participate in NCQA's Wellness & Health Promotion (WHP) program. NCQA Accreditation sends a clear message to your customers— -- you're eager to show that you meet what industry experts agree are evidence-based, best-in-class standards for evaluating wellness organizations.

What's more, NCQA's standardized measures allow employers and others, who contract with organizations that provide health promotion services, to make informed comparisons when choosing among several vendors.

Program Benefits

  • For Health Plans: Demonstrates that the health plan's wellness initiatives or their vendors' initiatives meet the nation’s highest standards for value and quality.
  • For Wellness Vendors: Demonstrates the vendor’s value to employers and to their workforce.
  • For Employers: Affirms the decision to work with a wellness program vendor that  is NCQA-Accredited to create a healthy workplace.
  • For Employees: Protects privacy, helps improve your health and clearly explains rewards and options for participating.


NCQA's Wellness Standards


  1. Client Organization Engagement
  2. Privacy and Confidentiality
  3. Engaging the Population
  4. Health Appraisals
  5. Identification and Targeting
  6. Self-Management Tools
  7. Health Coaching
  8. Rights and Responsibilities
  9. Measuring Effectiveness
  10. Delegation
  11. Incentives Management (No Point Value)
  12. Reporting WHP Performance (No Point Value)