IAWHP Pre Con Discussion Table Notes Getting a Job in WHP • • • • • • • • • Focus – do you prefer prevention (personal training, health coaching, wellness) or rehab (ATC, PA, PT, Cardiac Rehab) Goal – private (work for employer) or commercial (create own business). What’s your comfort? Read publications outside of health (to differentiate yourself – EAP, employee benefits, HR, leadership, workers comp) Become an expert in one area – diabetes educator, injury prevention, smoking cessation) Identify contact and request an informational interview (call/meeting). Send thank you note with resume. Pursue internship. Don’t discard part-time – get your foot in door If new to field, create “related qualifications” section on resume and list attributes (budgeting, analytics, organized, writing skills, data management, leadership) Obtain certifications: CHES, Coaching Take leadership role and create community health task force (invite non-profits, hospitals, health plans, employers Engaging Leadership • What are leaders business needs – build wellness bridge to reduce injuries, improve morale. • Address past failures as part of new plan • Start small with planned pilot and measures • Make participation a metric for middle management • Work with supervisors to fit in (plan in advance so they have time to prepare) • Get to know union leaders (ensure things are made in USA) • Explore ACA incentive plan • Align wellness with open enrollment (VP Benefits or VP HR) Bridge Health with Your Business Needs Business Needs Engage senior managers Wellness Programs Golf Conditioning, Ski Conditioning Impact absence, short-term disability Injury Prevention Programs Leverage health plan / EAP resources Health Coaching “warm hand-offs” Help employees cope with change Eating for Energy; Relaxation Techniques; Tips for Greater Energy and Performance Diversity and WHP • Challenges – gaining trust, different value systems, opinion on nutrition/diet, finances, communication styles, literacy levels, different job functions and cultures (sales, engineers, hourly) • Solutions – become familiar with population (committee to id concerns); gain trust first (“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”); make leadership aware of challenges and obtain funding to meet needs; provide self directed resources; adapt tools like bi-lingual HRA; document participation in your report; package programs that can be shared with female/household; offer translators; create employee/child programs Strategies for Companies < 1000 EES • Barriers – no budget, remote workers, lack of awareness • Administered by a variety of departments • Leverage wellness champions (volunteers) and EAP program; health plan resources • Develop new campaign/brand • Topics of interest – nutrition, stress • Health challenges popular (walk, stairs, water) • Survey “what would make employees happy?” Strategies for Companies > 1000 EES • Understand your culture (what do people want; what are their barriers to part) • Provide express programs that don’t take a lot of time • Provide quality/professional staff • Engage senior management – define their business need and build wellness bridge to meet that need (prevent injuries, improve morale) • Create dashboard report for mgt to brief them on your goals and progress monthly • Think about VOI (Value) not just ROI • Offer programs 24/7 (rotate days/week) • Engagement – offer onsite coaching (vs tele) • “Meeting you where you’re at, taking you where you want to be” Additional Strategies • Survey participants and non-participants • Plans must be aligned with company business plans (are stakeholders vested in wellness) • Strategies > Tactics > Operations • Marketing Strategies (internal, vendor, hybid) • Focus on employee segments (female, male, hourly, salaried, union, remote) • Assess and provide intervention (measure time 1 and time 2) Best Practice Design Principles 9 Best Practice Dimensions • Leadership • Relevance • Partnership • Comprehensiveness • Implementation • Engagement • Communications • Data-Driven • Compliance Social Media at WHP • Hire young intern/staff to guide social media strategies (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, email, trends/viral) • Have mgt approve plan • Explore virtual platforms (on demand) • Resources/Books – Tribes, Connected, Contagious • Leverage lay leaders – look for role models to become wellness champions (one per location) • Align with organization communication systems – leverage THAT to spread word • Auto – retweet • Creates posts; leverage blogs; Tell stories! Get and share testimonials! Enhance Career • Consulting path (create, challenging with billable hours, lack of job security, rely on client decisions) • Specialist in an area (finance, injuries, diabetes, data management, MBA) • Explore new opportunities with health plans, insurance brokers CDC Healthier Worksite Initiative Food at Meetings Guidance CDC Healthier Worksite Initiative http://www.cdc.gov/hwi • Goals – For worksite health promotion to become a part of CDC culture – Increase “healthy days” among CDC employees • Strategies – Formative research – Collaboration – Physical Environment modifications – Policy modifications CDC Workplace Tools and Resources CDC Workplace Health Promotion Toolkit www.cdc.gov/whp Join IAWHP.org • • • • • • • • • • • Deskside Learning Audio Archives Access audio archives of sessions presented by some of the industry’s top thought-leaders and practitioners. 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