4. Implement Worksite Wellness Plans

The three key considerations in implementing your selected strategies are awareness, accessibility, and inclusion. 

Awareness

Make sure that employees know about any changes to the workplace or any new offerings available to them. 

Accessibility

Make sure details about the selected strategies and any relevant resources are easily accessible for all employees. For example, if your strategy requires computer access (such as accessing a wellness portal) but some employees do not have computer access during the workday, create an alternative option.  For example, look at mobile options such as mobile phone compatible portals, designing an app, or having tablets available for employees to use. 

Inclusion

Ensure that opportunities to participate are available to all employees, regardless of age, cultural or religious practices, gender, sexual orientation and disability status. In certain cases, a selected strategy might focus on one part of the population more than another (for example, a breast cancer awareness campaign might target female employees), but promote inclusiveness to the greatest extent possible.
Some examples:

  • Provide wheelchair-friendly options for a walking challenge.
  • Make sure selected activities are sensitive to diverse cultural and religious beliefs.
  • Provide translated, large-print, or other adapted versions of written materials.
  • Look for resources on creating accessible gardens when developing a plan for a worksite garden.
  • Include the opportunity to verbally receive information about programs, policies, or awareness campaigns.