Schools can provide opportunities for school staff members to improve their health status through activities such as health assessments, health education, and health-related fitness activities. These opportunities encourage staff members to pursue a healthy lifestyle that contributes to their improved health status, improved morale, and a greater personal commitment to the school's overall coordinated health program. This personal commitment often transfers into greater commitment to the health of students and creates positive role modeling. Health promotion activities have improved productivity, decreased absenteeism, and reduced health insurance costs.
In Kentucky schools, we will promote healthy staffs. We will assure that assessment, education, and fitness activities are available for school faculty and staff. This will be designed to maintain and improve the health and well-being of school staff, who serve as role models for students.
School, Healthy Staff, Healthy Students: A Guide to Improving School Employee
This guide provides a suggested process and resources for
building or expanding an effective employee wellness initiative. It is not
intended to be prescriptive or provide a pre-packaged program. The information
is based on the experience of other school districts and experts in the field
as well as research findings.
Permanente’s Thriving Schools
Recognizing the need to provide resources and supports for
school staff, employee wellness is a critical component of a healthy school.
This website provides tools and tips on keeping our school leaders healthy
physically, emotionally, socially and professionally so they can educate our
Kentucky employees’ health plan is partnering with Staywell which
is a well-being and incentive program to provide members with an online
platform and a mobile app experience. For participating in this program, there
are financial incentives for completion of an online health assessment and
other fun interactive challenges throughout the year.
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