Starting a worksite wellness program
can be overwhelming. A good place to start is by brainstorming
for activities or interventions that would be appropriate
for your worksite.
You might want to start by looking over
the ideas we have posted at
this site. This will give you a perspective for generating
your own ideas.
Next, write down anything that comes
to your mind when brainstorming objectives.
After you have some ideas down, consider
their fit to your worksite based on the following criteria:
- To what degree does the idea pertain to nutrition
or physical activity? (The NYSDOH-HHW project is
focusing on nutrition and physical activity.)
- Is this an environmental change? (See the page
defining new terms for
more discussion about environmental change.)
- Is the idea practical
within your worksite?
- Is there employee interest (inquire)?
- Is there management interest (inquire)?
- Does the idea address a real need at your worksite?
- Is the idea results oriented?
- What is the level of resources required in the
- What amount of resources will be needed on an ongoing
- To what degree is this idea inclusive of all your
employees? (recognizing that 100% inclusiveness is
impractical ... for example, more healthy items in
the vending machine will exclude the workers who "brown
bag" their own healthy items, or for other reasons
never use the vending machines.