Wellness Champion Program Overview


The Wellness Champion Program Goal

Our goal is to expose all Manatee Your Choice Members to wellness programs that provide opportunities to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The objective is to provide all members with an opportunity to participate in Health & Lifestyle programs at worksites throughout the county.

Desired Outcomes:

  • Improved productivity & work efficiency
  • Decreased absenteeism
  • Improved employee attitudes
  • Reduced risk of work-related accidents
  • Improved quality of life
  • Reduced stress
  • Increased employee camaraderie

Role of the Wellness Champions:

A Wellness Champion is an employee who advocates and promotes health and wellness to other employees at their worksite location.
  • Identify activities to offer to employees and members, utilizing employee interest survey results, employee feedback and Manatee YourChoice sponsored wellness initiatives
  • Support and promote a healthy worksite environment and activities
  • Distribute wellness communications to employees
  • Coordinate wellness activities and events with support and resources from the Manager of Health & Lifestyle Programs
  • Track and report wellness program activities and submit quarterly
  • Participate in quarterly wellness champion meetings

Role of Management:

  • Allow Champion time at staff meetings for wellness updates and distribution of materials
  • Provide meeting rooms if available as needed for wellness activities
  • Allow Champion to utilize space in common staff area to post wellness materials
  • Provide a supportive environment that promotes healthy behaviors
  • Encourage staff participation and acceptance by supporting and promoting wellness activities and the champion

Role of Wellness Manager, Christine Fritz:

  • Develop wellness activities and training for champions
  • Conduct champion orientations and trainings
  • Establish measurable wellness goals
  • Create survey and evaluation tools
  • Provide resources for wellness activities and programs
  • Provide communication tools, materials and ongoing support
  • Develop and maintain a champion section on our webpage
  • Support and encourage management and champions
  • Serve as liaison between ManateeChoice and network providers/partners or resources

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