Elements of a successful health fair
If you are going to plan a health fair for your employees as a wellness program you are going to want to make sure that it is done right. Making sure that your health fair is done right is important because you want to get as many of your employees involved in the wellness program as possible. One of the best ways to get your employees involved in the health fair is to include the five most important elements needed to have a successful health fair.
Here is a look at the five elements that you will need to have a successful health fair.
Number one: Planning
This is the most important part of the health fair. The reason for this is that without a good plan the steps that you are following to create the health fair are going to become fragmented, meaning nothing is going to be following an order so it is going to make it even more difficult to have a successful health fair. Most of the time if you take the time to carefully plan something you will have a successful party on your hands, or in this case a health fair, however, just because you take the time to plan the health fair carefully there is no guarantee that it is going to be successful, but you will most likely miss any disasters.
Number two: Theme and content
When planning the health fair you are going to want to develop some kind of theme that is consistent throughout the entire event. The reason for this is that if you have a consistent theme for the event it is going to help tie everything together, which will help make things flow together smoothly. Not to mention that having a theme for the event enables you to have continuity for decorations, learning opportunities, and the overall success of your health fair.
Number three: Logistics
When you are planning your health fair you might become overwhelmed with everything that there is to do. However, no matter how overwhelming things seem do not flip out over it, which means no matter how many details you have to attend to or how many loose ends you have to deal with there is no sense in stressing out about it. The reason for this is that in the logistical phase you are going to put everything together, you are going to organize all of the things that have to be done before you can go through with the health fair, including the little things like buying balloons or blowing them up.
Number four: The Big Day
Once the day of the health fair arrives your months of planning will have finally paid off. If you have planned everything out and followed your own organizational skills you should have a fun, educational, and memorable event. To make sure that you are ready for everything that is going on for the health fair you will want to get plenty of rest the night before and since everything was so greatly planned you will be able to sleep like a baby because there is nothing that has to be taking care of at the last minute.
Number five: After the health fair
Once the health fair is over you can sit back and think back on how successful it was. If everything went as planned most of your employees showed up and attended every booth that you had set up. By attending the booths that you had set up the employees were able to find information about their health status, meaning their lifestyle habits and their health risks. Now what you need to do is put into action some new wellness programs that will target the areas your employees need to work on this year and prepare for next year's health fair.