Plan for Success

Create a Written Operating Plan

  • Introduction and rationale
  • Program goals (high level)
  • Specific objectives
  • Implementation strategy, timelines, and persons responsible
  • Methods of communication and promotion
  • Budget
  • Evaluation plan

Choose Appropriate Activities

  • Education, awareness, and support
  • Preventive health screenings
  • Lifestyle or behavior change programs
  • Disease management programs
  • Stress management
  • Physical activity
  • Demonstrations (healthy cooking, fitness, relaxation, etc.)
  • Safety and prevention

Boost Participation

  • Get the active support of managers at all levels
  • Implement a strategic incentive program
  • Tie into national health observances as a way to reinforce the message. Go to: http://www.healthfinder.gov/nho/default.aspx.
  • Use multiple means of communication, and repeat the message often
  • Make participation easy and convenient
  • Make it fun and simple!