The most effective and well-received workplace health promotion initiatives are those developed at the “grass roots” level by the individuals whom the program is designed to serve. While a broader strategic framework for health promotion must be established at the institutional level, staff members in individual work units need the opportunity for input and involvement, and should have a voice in determining the priorities, interests and needs of their team. Obviously, the initiatives, activities and strategies that are implemented will have the most meaning and benefit to the team if decisions are based on team input.
With this philosophy in mind, this template for implementation of departmental initiatives has been developed as a tool for use by work units and departments. This is also one of the underlying principles for introduction of the Healthy Workplace Designate Network.
Healthy Workplace Template