5 Simple and Innovative Ideas for Health Fairs
Open enrollment and wellness program renewal season is approaching, along with a fresh start for employers seeking to inspire wellness in the workplace. One of the most effective first steps towards creating an atmosphere of encouragement, support, and excitement for an upcoming employee wellness program is a health fair.
At Wellworks For You, we specialize in health fairs that will encourage employees to take ownership of their health. These health fairs are intended to cultivate environments of wellness, integrity, and trust between employees and employers.
Five Health Fair Strategies that will Engage Your Employees
Hosting a health fair allows employers to incorporate a wide variety of themes and wellness offerings that will both inspire and engage. Health fairs typically serve as the center of support between health-conscious individuals and a place for educational opportunities, such as highlighting wellness programs and employee benefit changes or upgrades.
As many companies are easing back into “in-person” normalcy, here are five strategies for health fairs that will empower employees to pursue positive health practices and help employers raise participation rates in employee wellness programs.
1. Family-Focused Health
Include education and health activities that will interest attendees of all ages. Employees will appreciate events that invite family members to participate.
For example, vendors provide child-oriented activities such as coloring sheets, activities, and small prizes at each station. Also, consider incorporating wellness challenges the entire family can enjoy such as hula-hoop and dancing contests.
2. Action Packed Wellness
Invite wellness vendors to include “mini” interactive stations with small-scale wellness challenges. Center the theme on taking action in life and health.
3. Health-Happy Color Coding
Use color to coincide with healthy foods and nutritional information during the fair. You can also use association and awareness ribbon colors to represent vendors specializing in heart health, diabetes prevention, and breast cancer awareness.
4. Stress be Gone
Employers are becoming increasingly aware of the impact of stress in the workplace. Offer employees a de-stress day with chair massages, yoga, and breathing techniques in addition to the informational sessions. Include stress-management resources and takeaways designed for work and home.
5. Brain Power
In addition to the damaging effects of stress, we are all more aware of the importance of mental health. Host a health fair that provides tips, solutions, and information on anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses.
More Ideas for Health Fair Themes, Strategies, and Planning
If you’d like to increase participation in your employee wellness program and boost the overall morale and culture of employees in your “back to work” environment, Wellworks For You is here to help.
In addition to aiding businesses in planning and executing health fairs, Wellworks For You offers diverse health and wellness programs that make a difference in the lives of employees and employers alike.
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