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SOAR Analysis for Further Improvement
Analyze strengths, opportunities, aspirations, results using ‘SOAR’ process.
SOAR analysis is a strength based process that builds on what is currently being ‘done well’ and helps identify resources needed to reach organizational goals.
Ref: Excellence Canada
Health Needs & Interests Surveys
Engage your employees in wellness planning by gaining their input on their health needs and interests. The Health Needs and Interest survey may include questions related to health behavior (eating habits, sleep, activity levels), use of preventative health services or programs and evaluation of health status (blood pressure, cholesterol). Often it will include identification of barriers in the workplace and preferences for access to and timing of programs.
Here are some sample surveys to help you get started:
Workplace Health and Wellness Survey
Ref: Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
Health eTools..for a healthier you
Ref: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Tools that can be used in the workplace to help individuals reflect on their current well-being.
Ref: Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace
Health Needs and Interests Survey
Ref: Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA)
Employee Interest Survey
Find out what your employees health interests are. Conduct an Employee Interest Survey This is an important step that will make employees feel involved and help you identify the right activities for your workplace – increasing the likelihood that your program is a success!
Source: Wellness Fits - Canadian Cancer Society (British Columbia & Yukon)
What Gets Measured Gets Done!
Healthy workplace performance assessment helps you understand the effectiveness of your programs and how well you are doing this work. A Balanced Scorecard enables the notion of providing a balanced view of measures of health outcomes (such as lagging indicators of health that include injury frequency, injury severity, and absenteeism), and leading indicators of health (i.e., ones which predict health outcomes). Learn more:
Healthy Workplace Balanced Scorecard
Ref: The Institute for Work and Health – WSIB Ontario
Worksite Health Scorecard Manual
Ref: Centre for Disease Control (CDC)
Developing a program and evaluation Plan – Manual
Ref: Canadian Mental Health Association and Public Health Ontario
6 Steps for Health Promotion Program
Ref: Public Health Ontario
Evaluating Health Promotion Programs
Effective evaluation involves clarifying the program, engaging stakeholders, assessing resources, developing evaluation questions, gathering and analyzing data, and utilizing the results.
This collection of evaluation resources can assist you in designing and implementing evaluation projects.
- Introductory Work Book
- Logic Model Template
- Data Collection Matrix Template
- Evaluation Matrix Template
- Evaluation Question Priority Setting
- Dissemination Plan Template
- Action Plan templateEvaluating Health Promotion Programs - workbook, tools, templates
Ref: Public Health Ontario
Carefully Evaluating Outcomes - Developing Results Orientated Wellness Programs
Ref: WELCOA offers a wealth of information on evaluating wellness programs.