This four-step model provides a tested blueprint for your overall strategy, and for designing all of your programs — whether you want to increase physical activity, serve healthier food, or help employees reduce stress. You decide how simple or extensive you want your plan to be. Then choose what you need from the resources we provide to meet your program goals, plus data to evaluate results and adjust goals for the future.
Launching a workforce health program may seem like a complex undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. To start, assess where your organization stands on workforce health. This means getting business owner, CEO, or leadership team support. Once you have that, conducting employee surveys to determine your most pressing workforce wellness needs becomes easy.
Informed by employee feedback, you’re ready to plan your workforce health strategy. This means setting goals and clear definitions of success. Appoint a dedicated wellness champion or form a wellness committee to generate momentum. This person or team will be responsible for developing a calendar of events and a communications schedule that will keep the rest of your workforce involved throughout the length of your program.
Now you’re ready to launch the program and engage employees. Visit our Resource Center to find educational resources, tools, and programs to encourage participation. Ongoing communications will help to promote your program, keep the excitement going, and celebrate successes.
Finally, you’ll want to measure and evaluate your program’s success. Use surveys to track employee progress, participation, and interest. Learn from mistakes and look for improvement opportunities. And always share health wins, participation numbers, and other positive outcomes with your employees.
— Virgin Pulse, The Business of Healthy Employees: A Survey of Workplace Health
When you’re ready, we recommend using the Starting a Workforce Health Program toolkit to design a successful, results-oriented workforce health program. In it. You’ll find:
Gauge employee interest and measure progress.
Form your own wellness committee.
Make a specific, measurable plan.
Integrate simple, healthy habits into your meetings.
Assistance, guidance, and inspiration
Build your strategy with our Starting a Workforce Health Program toolkit*
*Due to the pandemic, some of the tips and tools provided in this kit may not align with CDC-recommended safety guidelines for COVID-19 prevention. For additional information, please visit cdc.gov.
Services covered under your health plan are provided and/or arranged by Kaiser Permanente health plans: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., in Northern and Southern California and Hawaii • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, Inc., Nine Piedmont Center, 3495 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-364-7000 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., 2101 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, MD 20852 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, 500 NE Multnomah St., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington or Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Options, Inc., 320 Westlake Ave. N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98109 • Self-insured plans are administered by Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company, One Kaiser Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612
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