Wellness committees are a great way to show your employees you value their health. They generally include representatives from multiple organizational levels, functional areas and other groups, so that diverse viewpoints can be included in program planning. Wellness committees also enable you to gain direct employee input on your program, so consider assuring at-large employee representation, including those with disabilities, on your wellness committee.
The responsibilities of your employee health promotion committee might include the following:
- Develop a mission statement, along with goals and objectives.
- Set regular meetings (monthly meetings help keep momentum for the program) for moving initiatives forward.
- Collaborate with other organizations to share ideas and co-sponsor events.
- Encourage input from the whole population of your organization.