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Return on Investment (ROI) Model

Design and Implement High-Impact Risk Reduction Programs

Truven Health Analytics, in partnership with Emory University, has developed a tool to help evaluate the cost savings and ROI from your risk reduction efforts.

Which health risks are the most prevalent and the most costly for your organization? What level of risk reduction is needed to justify an investment in health promotion? What is the break-even point for a wellness program?

The ROI Model can be used to proactively or retrospectively estimate the financial return for a program using your population's specific health risks, demographic characteristics, participation rates, and program costs. Designed to show the relationship between modifiable risk factors and medical expenditures, the ROI Model addresses the following common, and often costly, health risks:

  • high blood glucose
  • physical inactivity
  • poor nutrition
  • high total cholesterol
  • high blood pressure
  • obesity
  • depression
  • tobacco use
  • high stress
  • high alcohol consumption

Whether you’re establishing a business case for implementing a new program or negotiating with wellness program vendors to ensure your programs are cost-effective, you’ll find this tool extremely useful.