Employee Wellness Programs: Focus on Health Education Activities
Have a current policy outlining the requirements and functions of a comprehensive
Employee Wellness Program.
Have a wellness plan in place that addresses the purpose, nature, duration,
resources required, members in, and expected results of a Employee Wellness
Orient employees to the Employee Wellness Plan and give them copies of
the physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco use policies.
Promote and encourage staff member participation in the physical activity/fitness
and nutrition education/weight management program.
Offer health education information to employees.
Have a Employee Wellness Programs committee that meets at least once a
month to oversee the Employee Wellness Program.
Offer regular health education presentations on various physical activity,
nutrition, and wellness-related topics. Ask voluntary health associations,
health care providers, and/or public health agencies to offer worksite education
Host a Health Fair as a kick-off event or as a celebration for completion
of a wellness campaign.
Designate specific areas to support employees such as diabetics and nursing
Conduct preventive health and wellness screenings for blood pressure, body
composition, blood cholesterol, and diabetes.
Offer confidential Health risk appraisals.
Offer worksite weight management/maintenance initiatives for employees.
Offer weight management/maintenance, nutrition, and physical activity counseling
as a member benefit in medical insurance contracts.