Proposal for Wellness Program

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Proposal for Wellness Program

  1. 1. EAST GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY WELLNESS PROGRAM PROPOSAL, PROGRAMS, AND BENEFITS
  2. 2. PRESENTED BY: KATHLEEN BURMANIA OTR AND MEMBERS OF THE EGR COMMUNITY WELLNESS COMMITTEE 2007-2008 <ul><li>PRESENTED BY: </li></ul><ul><li>KATHLEEN BURMANIA OTR </li></ul>
  3. 3. BENEFITS: HEALTHY STAFF HEALTHY COMMUNITY LOWER MEDICAL COSTS DECREASED ABSENTEEISM INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY ENTHUSIASM ENERGY
  4. 4. HEALTH CARE COSTS <ul><li>CURRENT COSTS TO DISTRICT: </li></ul><ul><li>CURRENT COSTS TO INDIVIDUAL: </li></ul><ul><li>ANTICIPATED RATE INCREASES: </li></ul>
  5. 5. WHAT CAN BE DONE? <ul><li>WORKSITE HEALTH PROMOTION PLAN </li></ul><ul><li>BENEFIT TO COST RATION OF 3.4:1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Golaszewski, 1992 </li></ul>
  6. 6. WELLNESS <ul><li>BALANCE AND HEALTH IN: </li></ul><ul><li>MIND </li></ul><ul><li>BODY </li></ul><ul><li>SPIRIT </li></ul>
  7. 7. MIND <ul><li>-learning and intellectual development </li></ul><ul><li>-stress management </li></ul><ul><li>-emotional and mental health </li></ul>
  8. 8. BODY <ul><li>Fitness </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Medical screening </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Crisis preparation </li></ul>
  9. 9. SPIRIT <ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul>
  10. 10. COSTS <ul><li>Speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Office supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Program materials </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Liability coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul>
  11. 11. PROGRAM NEEDS FROM DISTRICT <ul><li>District approval </li></ul><ul><li>Publicity </li></ul><ul><li>Access to e-mail and website </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Facility use </li></ul><ul><li>Financial </li></ul><ul><li>Liability coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives for staff participation </li></ul>
  12. 12. Activity Proposals <ul><li>Nordic walking </li></ul><ul><li>Bicycling </li></ul><ul><li>Snowshoeing </li></ul><ul><li>Kayaking </li></ul><ul><li>Cardio </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga </li></ul><ul><li>Belly dancing </li></ul><ul><li>Ballroom dancing </li></ul>
  13. 13. NUTRITION <ul><li>Healthy recipe contest </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy cooking demonstrations </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations by dieticians </li></ul><ul><li>Health tips via email </li></ul><ul><li>Website health tips and links </li></ul>
  14. 14. HEALTH FAIR <ul><li>Health screenings </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Race/walk </li></ul><ul><li>Low impact exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Public health agencies and resources </li></ul>
  15. 15. MIND <ul><li>Book club discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Chess club </li></ul><ul><li>Game nights </li></ul><ul><li>On-site classes </li></ul>
  16. 16. SPIRIT <ul><li>Team building activities for school staff </li></ul><ul><li>Health competitions between buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Staff family picnics and outings </li></ul>
  17. 17. WHERE DO WE START? <ul><li>Review the proposal </li></ul><ul><li>Form a committee with building representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Create one activity per month </li></ul><ul><li>Publicize </li></ul><ul><li>Reward </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul>

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