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.