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Wellness & Health Promotion Accreditation

   

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77% of America’s leading employers offer formal health & wellness programs1. NCQA’s new broad-based Wellness & Health Promotion Accreditation program seeks to promote a philosophy of comprehensive health management by helping people optimize their health.

NCQA’s Accreditation program:

  • Assesses health plans and vendors that provide wellness services using an evidence-based set of requirements to distinguish quality services.
  • Comprehensively evaluates 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.
  • Uses standardized program measures that allow employers to make informed comparisons when choosing among several wellness vendors.    

A growing number of organizations provide services to employers seeking to help employees and other participants better manage their own health. By encouraging employees to make changes in their daily habits -- such as exercising on a regular basis, eating healthier foods or quitting smoking -- employers can dramatically improve their workforce's health and productivity. 

Program Benefits:

  • For Employers: Affirms the decision to work with a wellness program vendor who is NCQA-accredited to create a healthy workplace.
  • For Health Plans: Demonstrates that their own wellness initiatives or the vendors they contract with meet the nation’s highest standards for value and quality.
  • For Wellness Vendors: Demonstrates the vendor’s value to employers and their workforce.

NCQA's Wellness Standards: 

  1. Employer and Plan Sponsor Engagement
  2. Privacy and Confidentiality
  3. Engaging the Population 
  4. Health Appraisal
  5. Identification and Tailoring
  6. Self-Management Tools
  7. Health Coaching
  8. Rights and Responsibilities
  9. Measuring Effectiveness
  10. Delegation
  11. Incentives Management (when applicable)
  12. Reporting WHP Performance (when applicable)

NCQA's Performance Measures

2018 WHP Measure Memo


Become a NCQA-Accredited Wellness & Health Promotion Organization

One of the best ways to differentiate your organization in an emerging marketing is to partcipate in NCQA's Wellness & Health Promotion standards. NCQA Accreditation send 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.

For more information, contact Customer Support at (888) 275.7585 or click here to apply.


 


1 – 2008 Survey of Major U.S. Employers by the ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and IncentOne Inc (2008), Employee Health & Productivity Management Programs: The Use of Incentives. Survey conducted by Health2 Resources.