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Arkansas Healthy Employee Lifestyle Program (AHELP)

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The Arkansas Healthy Employee Lifestyle Program (AHELP) intervention was carefully developed and implemented with Arkansas State Employees by the Arkansas Department of Health and the Department of Human Services. In order for this intervention to be as effective for you as it has been for the State of Arkansas, it is important that you follow implementation guidelines outlined in the template.

Before you download AHELP materials, please take a moment to read through the usage agreement.

Agreement for Users

Our intent is to use these materials for educational and/or research purposes. We will provide credit to Arkansas Department of Health and the Department of Human Services as the developers of the AHELP intervention when reproducing materials in the original or in an adapted form.

Intervention Materials

Implementation Guidance

  •  AHELP Toolkit
    Instruction for implementation of a nine-step process that can be used by employers of all sizes to develop and manage a successful health promotion program

  •  AHELP Checklist
    Example of recommended tasks for implementation of AHELP program
  •  Administrative GuideUPDATED!
    Directions provided for the Agency Information Technology (IT) Administrator to set up and maintain the AHELP Web-based Behavior Tracking System
  •  Director's Packet 

Policy Enactment

  •  Act 724 of 2005- UPDATED!
    Legislation enacted to provide leave incentives for the those state employees who participate in the Healthy Employee Lifestyle Program (AHELP) and to provide areas for walking exercise at state agency facilities

  •  Section 106 of Act 724
    Policy developed to provide detailed description of Act 724 of 2005 in preparation of the statewide implementation of the AHELP program

Tracking System

To implement this intervention, you will need a web-based tracking system for participants to enter their healthy behaviors.  Your IT Administrator can create a database for you or you can adapt the system developed by AHELP.  If you choose the latter, please refer to the following:

The AHELP application runs on the .NET framework version 2.0. The Microsoft Visual Studio version 2.0 provides the machine interface for writing and testing the application. Intervention developers used the SQL Server 2005 database to store data. The application is designed to work best with Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or higher.


  •  AHELP Brochure
    Marketing tool used to recruit employees to participate in the AHELP program

  •  AHELP Poster
    Marketing tool used to recruit employees to participate in the AHELP program

Workplace Guidelines