Before you create an action plan for your health and wellbeing program, it’s a good idea to develop an overall health and wellbeing policy. This key document will drive and guide all of your health and wellbeing activities.
Now you know what your employees want and you have your guiding document complete, you are ready to create an action plan for your health and wellbeing program.
The first step is to determine your goals and objectives, based on the key issues that were identified in your needs assessment.
Your survey identifies that employees only consume about half the recommended daily intake of fruit and vegetables. You think this is an important area in which to make an impact.
Your overall goal is that employees have access to healthier food options within the workplace, while your specific objective is to increase intake of fruit and vegetables by 20% over the next 12 months.
The second step is to identify and create strategies and activities to meet these goals and objectives.
Strategies can be simple and inexpensive, or require a more significant investment in time and money.
Generally, the more comprehensive a strategy, the more activities needed to fulfil it.
Ideally, there should be a mix of strategies that target people, places and policies.
It’s important to consolidate and acknowledge what you are already doing.
This is also a good time to identify resources, facilities and expertise both within the workplace and in the community.
Which of these strategies will encourage the greatest participation rate?
Which will be easiest for your employees?
Which will be most cost effective for you?