Creating your wellness program: (5)Evaluation

Before jumping into the “how to’s” of evaluating your wellness program we’ve got to return to the beginning and remember that, though fun and rewarding, the purpose of our program is to manage healthcare spending. Your evaluation strategy will help to develop future program improvement, show outcomes to leadership, identify financial impacts, and create understanding …

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Creating your wellness program: (4)Making a Plan

Now we get to the meat and potatoes of creating your program! After surveying your population, it’s time to get those wellness ambassadors back together. In your planning meeting, you will review your surveys, decide what the focus of your program will be best for your population, brainstorm activities, make a schedule and decide on …

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Creating your wellness program: (3)Employee Wellness Survey

Not all wellness programs are created equal. Because of the diversity among businesses, step three in the process of creating your wellness program is imperative to success. Have you ever had a goal that failed because you decided to start a strict regimen with activities you thought would work, but you didn’t care to do? Were …

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Creating your wellness program: (2)Wellness committee

Now that you have planted the seed and rallied management support(1), it’s time to create champions. Your wellness champions will pool together to be your wellness committee, who’s role is to communicate, participate, motivate, and support the organization’s wellness program. This team will formally meet to develop your strategy, implement tactics, coordinate activities, promote them …

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Creating Your Wellness Program: (1)Leadership support

There are many, many components to an effective wellness program and the thought of getting started can feel daunting. There is no need to feel overwhelmed. Don’t rush in. Take it one step at a time and remember that your wellness program should be well thought out and will take time to grow.  So what’s …

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