The #everyBODYmoves Mobility-a-Thon is a campaign to engage your clinical staff in improving mobility across the hospital. Your hospital’s culture, current implementation of mobility efforts and other factors will determine how you approach your campaign. We have put together this toolkit to help you successfully run your own Mobility-a-Thon.
Toolkit materials are available for free and can be reproduced, changed or used for inspiration, unless otherwise stated on the license included with the file.
In the Toolkit:
These tools and resources are valuable in helping you build and plan your #everyBODYmoves Mobility-a-Thon Campaign.
There are many components to the Mobility-a-Thon. Take the time to determine what will work best for your institution and how to best keep your teams aligned on the schedule and tasks.
This huddle agenda sample covers a 5-10 minute #everyoBODYmoves Mobility-a-Thon campaign kickoff meeting that can be conducted in person or virtually.
Who should be included in the planning?
As you are thinking through who to involve in your campaign, consider these two groups and what they can do:
Hospital and Department AmbassadorsNurses, physicians rehabilitation clinicians and administrative staff can:
- Interface with other participating organizations
- Identify resources for promotion and messaging
- Gain buy-in and support from key stakeholders
- Provide updates to leadership
- Support event logistics and operations
Unit-Based and Service-Based AdvocatesFrontline staff that can:
- Drive creative engagement and help overcome barriers at the unit level
- Assist in collecting success stories, best practices and promotional materials
- Share successes through social media
One of the keys to a successful campaign is getting everyone excited and engaged in the effort. You can use these templates to create a variety of messages for your campaign and share them across your institution digitally or in print:
Our team has put together a variety of educational materials to help you foster the culture of mobility in your institution. You can print them in a any desired size or share them digitally across your teams.
Competitions and challenges can be held before and during the event. They can involve members of the same team or teams across different units and departments.
Before the Event: Competitions can help create momentum in the time leading up to the campaign. Engaging your staff is a great way to ensure your campaign lives on as a grassroots staff activity. You can participate in competitions led by Johns Hopkins AMP, as well as plan similar contests within your institution, department or unit.
During the Event: Keep the excitement going! Friendly competitions during the campaign will keep staff energized and make it fun to be involved.
- Best Local Unit Campaign
- Example: Unit Mobility Game
- Most retweeted/shared post on social media
Coming soon: Johns Hopkins AMP #everyBODYmoves Mobility-a-Thon competitions.
- Best Local Unit Campaign
Many organizations provide incentives tied to their campaign goals. A large budget is not necessary; there are many free or low-cost incentives you can offer to employees for participating in the campaign, such as:
- A t-shirt or other branded company gear
- Free lunch passes
- Raffle tickets
You can also produce a variety of promotional materials to keep the campaign top of mind and serve as incentives:
Johns Hopkins pediatric therapists with their #everyBODYmoves swag (via @JHCCPedsRehab)