Research overwhelmingly shows employee wellness programs and healthy work environments can 1) decrease employee absenteeism and the cost of substitutes, 2) reduce employee turnover, 3) lower health care and insurance premiums, 4) improve employee morale, and 5) increase productivity. Students, in turn, have positive role models, learn better and are healthier.
This guide features examples of health promotion programs and steps to develop a wellness team and well-rounded program.
This comprehensive list of resources was created by the Michigan State University Extension Program and the Directors for Health Promotion and Education. Resources are broken out into nine focus areas ranging from how to identify leaders to implementing a plan and sustaining the program.
The School Wellness Works! toolkit provides guidance and resources to help schools move from policy to action to ensure student health continues to be a top priority for schools. Many resources and tips are noted to help develop, refine, implement and monitor the wellness policy and related activities. The toolkit is designed to assist those with responsibilities for policy implementation
This site breaks out school employee well-being into the topics below. Each section includes ideas for improvement, links to research, and webinars on successful real world implementation of school wellness policies.
- Healthy Eating
- Physical Activity
- Social & Emotional Well-Being
- Staff Break room Makeovers
- Labor Management Collaboration
- Webinar Learning Series
This toolkit from National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity contains ideas for putting on a healthy meeting or workshop. Consider creating a “Healthy Meeting” atmosphere by following the ideas in this toolkit.