The only thing that stays the same is change. As Theresa Islo takes over as the new manager for the University of Wisconsin’s online Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness Management program, she can testify to the truth behind this age-old statement – especially after spending nearly two decades in the trenches of the rapidly evolving healthcare industry. She has seen firsthand the impact changes within the health and wellness management fields have had on growth and career opportunities, as employers look to address healthcare costs and employee needs.
“I started out in the field of employee benefits in the early 90s when healthcare costs were skyrocketing,” Islo says. “Employers were looking to better manage the cost of healthcare. I became involved in worksite wellness as a consultant in order to better serve my clients.”Continue Reading