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Plan for Success

The success of your employee wellness program is dependent upon how well you plan, promote, and communicate wellness priorities to your staff. 

 

3 Steps to Have a Successful Employee Wellness Program

 

Step 1: Create an Action Plan 

Every employee wellness team needs a leader and an action plan. Begin by identifying a school wellness committee member to lead the employee wellness program. This leader should then spearhead the creation of an employee wellness action plan.

An effective employee wellness action plan: 

  • Addresses the data received from your team's health risk assessment
  • Addresses the needs and interests identified by the responses to your Employee Wellness Interest Survey 
  • Collects and tracks staff participation rates in wellness activities and programming

 

Step 2: Communicate and Promote 

Regularly communicating your wellness initiatives and programming to employees is vital to engaging others in your efforts and encouraging participation. Try a few different methods of communication to determine which form(s) work best for your team. 

  • Produce and share a monthly Employee Wellness Newsletter 
  • Pin program information on a bulletin board that hangs in a central location
  • Create a district calendar of employee wellness events
  • Starting a staff wellness Facebook group

 

Step 3: Make Changes 

Take this opportunity to create sustainability in your employee wellness efforts by converting your employee wellness programs and practices into policy. Download the Healthier Generation Model Wellness Policy template to use as your guide in developing wellness policies that can be incorporated into your district’s wellness policy.  

 

Next Step:

You’re ready to put your policy into practice!  

Contacts

Lisa Perry

Senior National Advisor, Health & Physical Education, Physical Activity, Employee Wellness