April 22, 2014
MHealthy is now recruiting new members for its MHealthy Champions program. Champions are staff and faculty members who volunteer to help create a culture of health within their work areas.
The deadline to apply is April 30.
"If you are enthusiastic about health and well-being, like to positively motivate others and want to play a key role in creating a healthy culture in your workplace, we hope to hear from you," says Lisa Schneider, MHealthy and U-M Health System Patient Education Center project facilitator.
MHealthy Champions have the opportunity to:
• Help tailor activities that best fit their area.
• Work with MHealthy to achieve their area's health improvement goals.
• Play a key role in building a healthier workplace culture.
• Be recognized personally for contributions and gain recognition for their department or work area.
Champions serve a two-year term and spend approximately two hours per month on their responsibilities. They are also expected to attend one meeting a year and participate in a webinar and an optional regional meeting.
In 2013, more than 360 employees across the university's three campuses and the health system served as MHealthy Champions.
"Our goal is to have a representative group of our entire university community that includes diversity in job roles, age, race, and gender," says Schneider.