Evaluations determine the outcome of a Health Promotion Program. They help you figure out if your goals were met. It’s a good idea to add an analysis component to your Health Promotion Program.
Analysiss may conclude that some interventions didn’t work well. You could find that a well-liked Wellness Program costs too much and didn’t really affect employees’ health.
While these may not be the outcomes you hoped for, without this information you might continue ineffective interventions. Having this information will help you develop better solutions.
When your results are good, it is magnificent! You can spread the word to staff members and upper management that your health promotion program is achieving its objectives.
Three major areas of an analysis
• Health Promotion Program structure – the basic framework of the program
• Wellness Program process – How well the program is run
• Health Promotion Program outcomes – Whether or not the health promotion program met the set objectives
Common questions used to evaluate a Wellness Program
• What’s included in the Wellness Program? What’s the intervention?
• Where does the Wellness Program take place?
• How’s the Health Promotion Program delivered? What content is included?
• Who manages the Wellness Program?
• Exactly how many individuals participate?
• Do participants complete the Wellness Program?
• Are participants satisfied?
• Which aspects of the Health Promotion Program are best attended?
• Does the Wellness Program improve information about health issues?
• Does the Health Promotion Program change behavior?
• Does the Health Promotion Program save the company money?
• What is the Return On Investment?
Download a sample health promotion program (http – //www.ibx.com/pdfs/custom/wellness_partners/services/turnkey_programs/walking/participant_eval.pdf) examination from IBC’s Walking Towards Health Promotion program.
• Identify through an worker survey what incentives they value.
• Identify what incentives the corporation can provide as well as what the budget will allow.
• Ensure that every participant who achieves a goal receives some recognition.
• Avoid offering incentives for the “best” or the “most.”
• Prevent using food as a reward.
• Use incentives to promote your health promotion program, through logos and branding.