Design Program

Goals, Design, Timeline & Budget

      Regardless of the size of the business, it is important to think about what it is that you expect your worksite wellness program to accomplish and who, what, where, when and how this will happen.  For your program to succeed you must have goals and objectives.  These simple steps will serve as a guide through this process:

1)  Create an Annual Operating Program
      - This will allow you to create a yearly time-line with annual goals that include measureable short-term and long-term objectives.

2)  Produce a Mission Statement
      - This just briefly lists the core values and ultimate accomplishments that the program seeks to achieve.

3)  Establish Goals & Objectives
      - Theses are simply broad statements of the long-term accomplishments you expect your worksite wellness programs to reach.  Each goal should be accompanied by one or more objective(s) that are clear and measureable to easily determine if progress is being made on acheiving the goal.

4)  Provide Committee Created Action Steps
      - Action steps are just short-term accomplishments that can be easily measured from one Wellness Committee Meeting to the next.  Each monthly (or at worst quarterly) meeting, aside from everything else, the committee should create an action step to take that directly contributes to the program.

5)  Create a Timeline & Budget
      - The timeline should be realistic and applicable to the evaluation of the wellness program. More can be added to the timeline as the development of the wellness program progresses.  A budget should also be created (typically by an internal staff person from the committee on the management level) to help the team determine possible program ideas, incentives, and evaluation costs. 

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