The program moves beyond counting steps and tracking habits to measuring and improving workers' overall wellbeing

To create an app that would help federal government workers improve their lives, the Department of Health and Human Services' Federal Occupational Health division decided to tackle a difficult-to-define area of wellness: happiness. The resulting product, called Felix, was created in collaboration with Washington, D.C.-based boutique agency Brave UX. Felix—named for the Latin word for “happy”—uses research, data and behavioral change models to improve the wellbeing of employees who use the app and ultimately decrease sick days and employee turnover.

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