Host a health fair.
Corporate health fairs are an effective way to provide valuable health information and screening services to large numbers of employees in a convenient “one-stop shop” format.
There are several ways to plan a health fair. Some companies may chose to host their own health fair for employees. With either option, planning follows some basic steps.
Establishing a Health Fair Planning Committee is the first step to a successful event. This committee should include a cross section of employees interested in healthy living and willing to commit time to the planning process. This committee may do the following tasks:
Select a date and location
Create goals and objectives
Develop a budget
Contact vendors or exhibitors
Create a theme
Market the event
Solicit volunteers to help with the event
Create evaluations for both vendors and participants
Analyze the evaluations
Submit a post-event report to management
Health fairs should complement the workplace environment and provide services in a convenient manner for employees. No matter the size of the event, offering some services on-site encourages employees to examine their lifestyle and health. Simply increasing awareness of health issues may be the greatest benefit of the event.
Wellness Councils of America:
5 Elements of a Successful Health Fair
Other organizations to consider for health fairs: