Offering an Educational Wellness Newsletter

Wellness newsletters are a useful tool for communicating health tips, new recipes, and medical information to a large network. Many corporations are now choosing to offer in-house health newsletters in order to provide health education to their employees while motivating an office culture of health and wellness. A wellness newsletter should always be encouraging and educational to the intended audience. It should include health tips, workout routines, healthy recipes, safety related articles and information about your current corporate wellness program. Continue reading for learn tips about how to create and optimize an educational corporate wellness newsletter.

Engage Employees in Workplace Health with a Customized Wellness Newsletter

Wellness newsletters for employees should be formatted and attractive to the eye. Here are a few things to keep in mind while determining the structure, content, and visuals to include within your company’s wellness newsletter:

  • Wellness NewsletterMonthly or bi-weekly newsletters should be short and simple.
  • Bi-yearly wellness newsletters can be longer and include more content.
  • Make sure all the information in the newsletter is relevant, timely, and helpful to the intended audience.
  • Research health and wellness newsletter topics based on general staff demographics
  • Consider what method of delivery would be best for your intended audience. You can distribute the newsletter on paper in the office, in the mail, through email, on your company website, with paychecks or in a variety of other ways.
  • Add interesting visuals, images and even a short 1 to 2 minute video to encourage and boost readership.
  • Include fun, interactive components such as a workplace survey and/or poll (revealing the results in a subsequent wellness newsletter).

Feedback Counts!

Enlist a small number of employees to provide feedback on the appearance, formatting, usefulness, interest, or any other category you need to double-check before distributing throughout the workplace. Wellness newsletters should be straightforward. If medical or technical jargon is included, ensure that it’s clearly explained and communicated through accessible language.

It may be helpful to highlight certain articles that are more important or longer. Make sure that your wellness newsletter goes out on time. Deadlines are important, especially since your readers may come to expect the 

newsletter on a specific day. You can build a following by being reliable and by offering helpful, relevant information.

If you’d like to learn more about the importance and advantages of offering a wellness newsletter, please contact our Wellworks For You experts. We would love to have a conversation with you, so call 800-425-4657!