Host a fall health fair

If you’re a Lawrence employer, you know what fall means. No, we’re not just talking about KU football games and bonfires. Open enrollment season is just around the corner. One way to kick off the season is an employee health fair. Health fairs can educate employees on wellness tips and encourage them to take steps toward preventive (and sometimes diagnostic) care. If you’re interested in hosting a health fair for your employees, here are some steps we recommend:

Invite the health community to participate

Hospitals and private practices often jump on the opportunity to participate in a health fair. It’s a win-win. They get to meet and talk with your employees. Your employees get to know possible health care practitioners and receive education on staying healthy. In the end – you benefit from having both of them there when it translates to healthier employees who are proactive about their health.

Host the health fair on campus

A health fair doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Just assign a coordinator to invite guests and host it in your common area. If you have a cafeteria or lobby, that is sufficient space for a health fair. Just line the walls with tables and let your vendors have a booth.

Don’t forget about drug & alcohol testing

You may associate health fairs with the more traditional vendors like physicians and hospitals, but as drug & alcohol testing experts, we like to come too! Not only can we educate your employees on the effects of drug & alcohol and how drug testing works – but we can also give them the information they need in the event they have teens at home who also might require our services.

Encourage a complementary test or discounted rate of service

Ask some of your vendors if they’d provide a complementary service or test in order to attract more employees. Some chiropractors might do quick shoulder massages. Others might have abilities to check blood sugar or blood pressure. We’d also be happy to attend and offer a discounted flu shot for anyone who comes by. The possibilities are endless – think outside the box!

Successful Lawrence health fairs

We hope that as you plan your health fair, it’s successful and FUN! If you’re looking for Lawrence businesses to participate in your health fair, make sure to give us a call!


  1. Fall is such a great time of year with plenty of festivities. A health fair sounds a great way to start the season.

  2. Health fairs seem like a great investment for your company. Keep people healthy and they keep working. Thanks for the great idea.

  3. When I was in college and happened upon a health fair, I always was excited. It wasn’t just for the free pencils and notepads – but because I could then review the doctors and determine if I liked one better than who I currently saw.

  4. Having a health fair could be a lot of fun and a great way to get the company together for something beneficial to everyone.

  5. This is a really good way to raise awareness. It’s really important for people to be aware of their health, and the requirements to maintain it.

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