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8 steps to an effective health promotion program Jan 14th, 2014

Step 1: Gain management approval – it is important to have the backing of the company leaders and stakeholders to ensure there will be a company commitment to the program. Put a proposal forward to develop a health promotion program to get the ‘go-ahead’.   



Step 2: Determine the expectations and goals of the health promotion program – this step involves identifying the needs of the business and its workers in developing the program. How will the health promotion program benefit the business? What issues will it address? Consult workers and get them involved from the beginning to ensure the program you develop attends to their concerns and interests.


Step 3: Decide who will coordinate the program – there needs to be a person or a team at the helm of the program to ensure it is planned and carried out effectively to achieve its goals.


Step 4: Plan how the program will address the set goals and objectives – this step involves determining the methods you will use in your health promotion program to address the identified concerns and needs of your workplace and workers.


Step 5: Identify the resources and skills needed – what do you need to make the plan a reality? Determine the level of resources (cost, people, expertise, etc) needed to implement the health promotion program and seek out these resources. 


Step 6: Implementation – put all the plans into place. 


Step 7: Promote your program – you need to make sure that your workers know what’s going on. Encourage them to be involved – promote the program and make it inviting, point out the benefits and get your workers excited about it.


Step 8: Monitor and review the program – once it’s all in place, don’t forget to go back and review the program. Workplaces change, the people inside them change, and you need to ensure the health promotion program remains relevant. Make any relevant adjustments.


Healthier Workplace WA is currently offering grants to reduce out of pocket costs of Worksite Health Promotion.


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