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Provide health education information

Why:

Providing health education information to employees is one way to encourage them to make positive lifestyle changes and responsible health care decisions.

How:

  • Provide information in newsletters.  Subscribe to pre-written health and wellness newsletters or create your own.

  • Start a health education library of books, magazines, newsletters and/or videos.

  • Include bookmarks or brochures in paycheck envelopes.

  • Send weekly or monthly tips through email.

  • Offer internet access stations for employees who do not have individual access.

    Be sure to consider the following when determining the information to provide:

  • Budget

  • Company culture

  • Company demographics

  • Employee interest

  • Target audience

    Resources:

  • American Cancer Society Workplace Outreach:  www.acsworkplace.org

  • Berkeley Wellness Letter:  www.berkeleywellness.com

  • Center for Science in the Public Interest:  www.cspinet.org

  • Harvard Health Publications:  www.health.harvard.edu

  • Hope Health:  www.hopehealth.com

  • National Institutes of Health:  www.nih.gov

  • Oakstone Wellness Publishing:  www.oakstonewellness.com

  • Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter:  www.healthletter.tufts.edu

  • Wellness Councils of America:  www.welcoa.org