When developing a extensive Health Promotion Program, be sure that it consists of a selection of awareness, lifestyle change, supportive environment programs, policies and activities that target risk behaviors, and the needs and interests of the staff members.
It will be crucial to review and revise existing policies governing such areas as tobacco use sections and the staff cafeteria.
Tips on designing a Health Promotion Program –
• Create activities based on your plan objectives addressing the specific needs of your staff members. Focus on those topics that are of greatest interest to your staff members and the greatest needs of your company, in that order. Avoid topics with narrow appeal.
• Keep it simple. Design the Health Promotion Program so it is easy for the participants to understand and track.
• Integrate a combination of activities to include awareness, educational, and behavior elements.
• Choose activities in which every worker can participate.
Suggestions for your Health Promotion Program –
• Challenges. Activities that focus on practicing a desired behavior that continues for 4-8 weeks and focuses on specific topics (like exercise, nutrition, or stress management).
• Learning experiences. This includes seminars, videos, and classes.
• Behavior changes (such as tobacco use cessation). You might or may not offer interventions at the worksite. Notwithstanding, you should encourage individuals to make lifestyle changes that they want to make even without an external incentive.
• Education on disease management. for instance, support and education groups for diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.
• Learing new skills. for example, CPR and first aid.
• Preventive screenings like blood pressure, cholesterol, and vision.