Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program Fund- Recipients Meeting

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A presentation for the Spring 2010 Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program Fund Recipients, on April 19, 2010.

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  • Examples of Prevention Strategies: Individ: Blood pressure check (early intervention), nutrition seminar (true prevention) Organiz: Creation of social acceptance about taking time off for illness, developing opportunities for social connections/teamwork/communication (retreats, community service, etc). Environmental: Development of designated signs for non-smoking areas (to decrease second hand smoke entering buildings), hearing testing (early intervention), larger public health policies (eg. no smoking in buildings)
  • Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program Fund- Recipients Meeting

    1. 1. Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program Fund: Recipient Meeting Suzanne Jolly, M. Ed HSE Coordinator (Health Promotion Programs) Department of Health, Safety and Environment
    2. 2. Introductions
    3. 3. Why do we care about health/wellness at work? <ul><ul><li>Reduce absenteeism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase retention and recruitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase productivity and work satisfaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase communication and teamwork </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop further safety and security in the workplace </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Three Major Components of Health/Wellness Individual Environmental Organizational
    5. 5. Reporting Expectations <ul><li>Six month report due November 30, 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Annual report due March 30, 2011. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Annual Report is not required if all funds were expended by the end of the six month report. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multidisciplinary Committees are required to submit one summary report from the entire committee, not one from each recipient. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Accessing Funding <ul><li>Please contact Maria Pylaeva, Manager, Administration to arrange for funds to be transferred to your department. (2-0994 or email her at [email_address] ) </li></ul><ul><li>Multidisciplinary Committees will need to await on funding transfer until it is decided by the committee about how the funds will be distributed and utilized. (Please contact Suzanne with this information so she can confirm that these funds can be transferred). </li></ul>
    7. 7. Funding Expectations <ul><li>All funds should be spent by March 30, 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Unspent funds will be expected to be returned to the Department of Health, Safety and Environment in April 2011. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Reallocation of Funds <ul><li>Please contact Suzanne to discuss any plans to reallocate funding. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Use Our Resources <ul><ul><li>Tap into our Healthy UBC Network- UBC Vancouver (join the listserv and bi-annual retreats). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter list or Twitter site. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell us something that we might feature on the Focus on People website or HSE website. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We want to hear about challenges and successes. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Traditional Ways of Addressing Health/Wellness Needs <ul><li>One Time Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Fitness and Food Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Pamphlets, Posters and Emails </li></ul>
    11. 11. Free (and More Sustainable) Ways to Promote Health <ul><li>Potlucks </li></ul><ul><li>Walking, Running, Stretching Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Community Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Support Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Staff/Faculty Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Changes (policies and practices) </li></ul><ul><li>Show and Tell, Share and Do </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership programs with HPP </li></ul>
    12. 12. The Six Dimensions of Health Based on Bill Hettler’s “Wellness Wheel” (1979). Occupational Intellectual Social Spiritual Emotional Physical A Healthy UBC for Staff and Faculty
    13. 13. Helpful Hints from Past Recipients <ul><li>Create rituals </li></ul><ul><li>Use existing programs; tie into larger initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Develop flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with like-minded departments </li></ul><ul><li>Start with what is easy </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for help, share responsibility and ask for permission </li></ul><ul><li>Use peer to peer influence (delegate and recruit) </li></ul><ul><li>Use a “personal touch” </li></ul>
    14. 14. Opportunities to Partner with Health Promotion Programs (UBC Vancouver) <ul><li>Breastfeeding- Friendly Spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Office Ergonomics Representative Program </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Health @ UBC Program – Fall 2010 </li></ul>
    15. 15. Thank you for helping us create a Healthy UBC. <ul><li>Suzanne Jolly, M.Ed </li></ul><ul><li>HSE Coordinator (Health Promotion Programs) </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 604-822-8762 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.hse.ubc.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: www.twitter.com/healthyubc </li></ul>

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