To help lower the number of employee absences due to injuries or illness and to provide general health and wellness information for their personnel, many companies publish and distribute healthcare materials or lead health and wellness programs. Employers have started regular communication of health issues to their employees to promote healthy lifestyle practices and encourage positive changes.
Companies with intranet service often include articles about healthcare in their online newsletters. Businesses distribute print publications in their main and satellite offices, such as newsletters, paycheck stuffers, posters and table tents in cafeterias. These organizations sometimes bring in healthcare providers to lead education workshops covering specialized areas or speak to larger groups of people on more general topics.
Many companies sponsor health fairs, where community healthcare providers and medical centers set up booths to answer questions and distribute information. These provide a great means for employees to learn more about the services available in their towns and cities.