Health promotion working groups
- A working group confirms management commitment to health promotion in the organisation.
- There must be management representation on the group.
- Staff representatives must be allowed time during working hours to attend the group and to organise initiatives.
- Ownership of, and responsibility for, health promotion is placed firmly with the organisation as a whole, rather than with a specific department, individual or outside agency.
- All levels of staff and every department must be represented on the group.
- Group members share the responsibility of planning and organising initiatives with support from Health at Work.
- The group encourages health promotion initiatives to be relevant to the needs of all employees.
- Communication links are established with all departments, so that staff can easily feed in and generate creative and relevant ideas.
- Increased participation and a more successful programme will result.