Thank you for your organization's interest in the American Heart Association and your commitment to the health of your employees. We are providing you with these Employee Based Wellness Program options to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke within your organization.
Order your 2012 Worksite Wellness Program materials now. Please allow 2 weeks for fulfillment.
Wear Red Day – February 1, 2013
A. Wear Red Day Toolkit online filled with downloadable materials at www.goredforwomen.org/wearredday.
B. Educate and motivate employees to take concrete actions to reduce their risk of heart disease.
C. Wear Red Day How To Guide with a list of activity options (Select at least four for implementation)
D. Collateral materials available (posters, red dress stickers, tribute cards, bookmarks)
Life's Simple 7 - Steps to a healthier heart
A. Start with an online assessment that takes only 7 minutes - My Life Check.
B. You will discover your "heart score" and steps you need to improve your health.
Implement the AHA Walking program. Components include
A. Health Message posters
B. Walking route icons to direct employees along your walking route
C. Mileage Tracking Tools to help employees track how far they walk
D. Walking Challenge: Set goal to walk a set distance. Example: the Lewis and Clark trail or to a different city such as
E. Hold a recognition event to celebrate milestone awards.
F. Walking Program Goal Posters to help walking groups track their progress.
Worksite Promotion of National CPR Awareness Week - June 1-6 and Hands-Only CPR Training
High Blood Pressure
visit the High Blood Pressure Risk Calculator
A. Distribute employee education/e-mails on "High Blood Pressure"
1. Learn about High Blood Pressure
2. Discover why high blood pressure matters
3. Understand your risk for developing high blood pressure
4. Diagnosis and treatment
B. Conduct blood pressure screenings for employees
C. Employee Newsletter story
D. Optional Activities
1. Follow-up blood pressure screening for employees (2-3 months)
more American Heart Association Resource Web sites