Posted by Health Wellness | Posted in workplace wellness | Posted on 23-08-2010
Getting Began – Secure management support
Justifications for having a wellness fair
Health risk (assessment|appraisal}s
Be certain to help for high-risk population – smokers, obese workers
Early detection of diabetes, heart disease risk factors (high cholesterol, high blood pressure)
Wellness Fair Participation – Identify your audience
Employees only, whole family, retirees?
Community involvement? Theme?
Wellness Fair Time Line
Make certain to set a date and time Allow 4-6 months of planning time
Health Fair Planning
Identify health-related screenings, tests, other activities you’ll offer Identify educational literature and other learning opportunities wellness fair will provide Include any “fun” activities, or food/beverage needs for the fair
Wellness Fair Location and Logistics
Consider location big enough to accommodate the biggest volume of individuals at “peak time” periods
Determine how booths/stations will be set up
Wellness Fair Vendors
Target relevant health/safety-related community and corporate vendors to provide services, educational materials, incentives and giveaways
Wellness Fair Advertising and Marketing
Determine marketing and advertising tools to be used to inform employees/participants (posters, mailings, e-mail)
Determine any incentives or giveaways that’ll be included in the fair or used to encourage participation in the fair
Health Fair Scheduling
Coordinate timing and events with staff and/or volunteers
Health Fair Personnel
Schedule appropriate professionals Doctor or similar healthcare personnel to provide patient consultation for review of blood draw lab results
Nurse(s) to administer immunizations
Administrative/all-purpose individual to facilitate paper work, finger sticks and to provide general assistance
Pharmacist or pharmacist assistant when appropriate Dietitian for nutritional counseling suggested personnel designated for health fairs
1 the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation via Reuters Health E-Line.
2 Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report, (9/11/03)
4 “Is Stress Nibbling Away at Your Bottom Line?” By Stephen Alper, Nov. 15, 2002.
5 Wellness in the Workplace, Michael P. O’Donnell, page 415.
6 http – //www.bmpcoe.org/bestpractices/internal/dayto/dayto_6.html