CLEVELAND – June 24, 2015 – Oswald Companies’ health and wellness division, osWell Health Management, has released a new Wellness Playbook: “The Diversity Divide in Wellness Programming: Appreciating and Leveraging Cultural Competency to Engage All Employees” available for free download.
In the Wellness Playbook, osWell Senior Health Management Consultant Danielle Klassen outlines how organizations can identify diversity that exists within their employee population, and then maximize employee engagement through cultural competency in action: awareness, attitude, knowledge and skills.
By recognizing cultural differences, such as those that exist among health beliefs, practices, cultural needs and linguistic needs, a wellness program can be better tailored to meet the needs of a diverse population and ultimately produce positive health outcomes.
In addition to this premise, osWell also provides “Wellness in Action” features based on experiences with hundreds of clients, from a wide range of sizes and industries.
“Cultural competency is especially necessary in organizations with a diversified workforce,” said Klassen. “Embracing cultural competency will assist in successfully implementing wellness programs and maximizing employee participation and engagement.”
About osWell Health Management
osWell Health Management integrates with clients’ current benefits strategy, and provides a team of wellness professionals, to implement and launch corporate wellness initiatives. The goal is to reduce risk, cost, worry and work for clients, making their businesses better with the right health management resources to drive results.
The program offers consulting services, worksite health support and an online resource center, featuring, a Wellness E-Library, monthly newsletters, best practice guidelines and downloadable marketing materials. Through the online resource center, clients also have access to osWell University, which serves as a portal for employers to educate themselves on health related topics and offer webinars to their employees. Learn more https://www.oswaldcompanies.com/oswell