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Whether you are helping individuals with personal change or helping an entire organization by establishing a workplace health program, you can find information, tools and resources to support workers and employers in achieving greater health, balance and wellness.

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Steps to develop a workplace health and wellness program

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Take ownership and leadership and get support from the top

Have someone who is interested in taking on the role and being the contact point of the program. And like any policy, it will not be successful without support from senior management.

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Get support from everyone

Talk to as many people as you can who can help, including union/worker representatives, management, health and safety members, human resources, and local health groups.

 3

Take stock of what you currently do

Acknowledge current activities, even if they're informal. Collect baseline information so you can track changes, trends and benefits over time.

 4

Identify key needs and expectations

Ask workers what they want. Find out their needs, attitudes and preferences through surveys and discussions.

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Develop a detailed plan

Based on the first four steps, identify your resources, prioritize what needs to be done, set realistic targets and timelines, and plan how to initiate and maintain the program.

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Put your plan into action

Communicate and promote your program to everyone, and introduce policies that reinforce the importance of workplace health and wellness.

 7

Monitor, evaluate and maintain

Build into your program ways to monitor its acceptance, progress and results.

 8

Continuously improve

Incorporate lessons learned into program for ongoing improvement.