In early 2016, thought leaders from across the country engaged with the National Alliance in a thoughtful and rich dialogue about the role and benefits of wellbeing. From this dialogue, the Wellbeing Initiative was born and with it, this inner circle has been developing a foundational approach that, at its core, looks at the influence of and benefits of wellbeing to employers, communities and health systems.  With continued development and dissemination, this new approach has the potential to better engage the C-Suite and help drive improved sustainability and performance of our people and our organizations.

What’s the Value of Wellbeing in Organizations 

  • Engages the C-Suite in a people-opportunity/ business-oriented conversation 
  • Creates a culture where individuals thrive/perform to their fullest potential 
  • Wellbeing is foundational to an organization and is directly tied to the cultivation of a highly-engaged and a high-performing workforce 
  • Wellbeing positions benefit professionals to play a strategic role in driving organizational change - collaborating across numerous areas of the organization 
  • Can create internal teams that bridge the typical silos within an organization 
  • Provides an approach to connect to the workforce in ways the typical wellness vendor cannot 
  • Organizational culture can become a model and motivator for community change


      National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, Copyright (c) 2018

Potential Organizational Benefits 
Culture of Wellbeing

  • 33% higher profitability (Gallup) 
  • 43% more productivity (Hay Group) 
  • 37% higher sales (Shawn Anchor) 
  • 300% more innovation (HBR) 
  • 51% lower turnover (Gallup) 
  • 66% decrease in sick leave (Forbes) 
  • 125% less burnout (HBR) 
  • Addresses “social determinants of health" 


When people thrive in ALL FIVE elements compared to only thriving in Physical Wellbeing only:  

  • 41% fewer unhealthy days 
  • 2X more likely to adapt well to change 
  • 36% more likely to fully bounce back after an illness 
  • 65% less likely to be involved in a workplace accident 
  • 23% more likely to donate money 
  • 43% more likely to have volunteered 
  • 81% less likely to look for a new job (ability to retain talent) 

     Source: Gallup 2016