As Wellness Coordinator, my job is to create programming and provide educational tools for all employees of JCPS. To begin this process, a Wellness Advisory Committee has been put in place and each building has a Building Champion that will help with communication for all Wellness programs and activities.The Mission statement for the JCPS Wellness Program is: The employee wellness program seeks to establish a workplace that encourages and supports a healthy lifestyle by integrating health promotion activities and resources that will enhance individual health and well-being.The goal of the Wellness Coordinator and Advisory Committee is to do the following:
- Promote health and reduce health risk behaviors of employees.
- Identify and correct conditions in the workplace that can compromise the health of school employees, reduce their levels of productivity, impede student success, and contribute to escalating health care costs.
- Create a culture that embraces wellness initiatives and activities.
To begin working toward these goals we must first understand what Wellness is. Please go to this document to learn about the seven components of wellness.