Once your priorities are set, its finally time to develop a work plan and event calendar to encourage healthy behaviors. Below are ways that you can implement the strategies in Step 4. They are organized according to the behavior they aim to change - physical activity, nutrition, tobacco cessation and mental health. As you build your work plan, remember to use your assessment results as a guide. These items are also organized by low, medium and high cost. This way, you can build your work plan based on your resources.
You'll be happy to see that your program can be implemented for very little cost! The ROI icon denotes the items with the highest return on investment. Try to incorporate as many of these suggestions as possible!
IF YOUR ORGANIZATION IS...
- Small: Focus on the low cost suggestions. When and if resources allow, sprinkle in the medium cost suggestions. Be sure to check out the sample event calendar - all of these events are low-cost!
- Medium: If resources allow, you should implement both low cost and medium cost suggestions.
- Large: Your program can encompass all suggestions (if resources allow). The Louisiana Business Group on Health Toolkit has even more ideas!