Evaluation of successful Employee Wellness Programs has revealed several key Employee Wellness Plan strategies to increase Employee Wellness Plan effectiveness and impact overall Soldier health.
Strategy #5: Using a small number of targeted priorities maintains
Employee Wellness Plan focus.
- Needs assessment data can be used to establish leading health needs and
also high risk populations.
- Choosing a handful of specific health needs on which to focus will maximize
efficient use of resources.
- Keeping the Employee Wellness Plan focus small will avoid duplication of
other ongoing company Employee Wellness Programs.
Strategy #6: Use standardized processes whenever possible.
- Reduce the amount of variation within your Employee Wellness Programs by
standardizing all the processes needed for Employee Wellness Plan planning
and startation. By way of example:
- Use the same spreadsheet format for data collection so that the columns
are in the same order. This way you can compare data more easily.
- Reuse the same forms for enrollment and attendance. Change the heading as
- Look at other Employee Wellness Plan processes (like registration, evaluation,
marketing, etc.). What parts of those processes can be standardized?
- The Wellness and Prevention Initiatives website (http://chppmwww. apgea.army.mil/dhpw/Population/HPPiFunction.aspx)
has many standardized Employee Wellness Plan resources in a variety of topic
Strategy #7: Employee Wellness Plan delivery methods should be flexible
and adapted to population needs.
- Delivery of products and services may depend on: company needs, training
requirements, other scheduling considerations (such as work/duty schedules,
school scheduling, etc.), participant preference, and/or availability of staff
- Be flexible: the same produce/service delivery methods may not work for
- Some company’s may want services provided to them as close as possible to
the company location; other companies may prefer as many services as possible
bundled together at once (regardless of location).
- Take wellness and preventive medicine beyond the walls of the corporation
in order to meet leadership and staff member needs. Answer the question: “How
can we best help leadership and Employees to fulfill their mission?”