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Upcoming Events/Opportunities


88th Annual School Health Conference

"Building Bridges From Vision to Action: Supporting School Health"

October 9 - 11, 2014

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Portland, Oregon


Don't miss this opportunity to network with other school health professionals from across the country and learn from school health experts. The American School Health Association will be loaded with opportunities for networking, leadership development, education and fun! 

View the flyer for more details. 





OEA Choice Trust School Employee Wellness Grant - Deadline for Applications October 27, 2014
This grant opportunity offers funds to Oregon public school districts, community colleges and Education Service Districts to promote and support the health and wellness of school employees.
OEA Choice Trust is the only organization dedicated to workplace wellness for all Oregon public school employees. They help administrators, teachers, faculty and school staff create the healthy workplaces they want and need. Their vision is that all Oregon public school employees are healthy, resilient and engaged as champions for healthy school environments and vital communities. As a result, educators are fulfilled in their work, model health for students and are better equipped to foster student success.
OEA Choice Trust has a unique opportunity to assist in promoting the physical, emotional and social well-being of school employees through the provision of employee wellness grants. Their School Employee Wellness Grant Program is designed to allow school leaders and employees the flexibility to develop a tailored program to best meet the needs, goals and priorities of your district and school staff.
To support the development of your grant application, please review the Blueprint for School Employee Wellness Guide at http://www.oeachoice.com
How to Apply
The official Grant Application can be found at www.oeachoice.com  
To access the grant application package:
Select ‘Grants’
Select ‘Apply for Grants’
Select ‘Download Grant Application‘
Review and complete the grant application
Send an electronic copy to Inge Aldersebaes at inge@oeachoice.com no later than October 27th and mail a hard copy to OEA Choice Trust, 6900 SW Atlanta St. Building #2, Tigard, OR 97223  Attention: Inge Aldersebaes
Important Date: Application Deadline: October 27, 2014  
This is a competitive grant opportunity and grant applications received after October 27th will not be accepted.

Please feel free to reach out to them with any questions or ideas – both Jake Rooks and Inge Aldersebaes are available to help in any way they can.  Jake’s email address is jr@oeachoice.com and phone number is 503-495-6257 and Inge's email address is inge@oeachoice.com and phone number is 503-495-6254.


Questions regarding the conference please contact: Inge Aldersebaes or Jake Rooks
Phone: 800-452-0914, ext.101 Email: inge@oeachoice.com Email: jr@oeachoice.com



Wellness News


July 2014

View the September 2014 "News You Can Use" wellness newsletter, courtesy of the wellness experts at Healthy Team Healthy U.
Interested in past issues? Use the links below:
January 2014






Champs! - Wellness Champions from Oregon Schools


healthy teacher with OEBB hosts an email listserv where anyone interested in promoting school employee wellness can share ideas, resources and success stories, ask questions and collaborate on creative solutions to challenges.

There's no obligation to attend meetings and you can contribute to the discussion as little or as much as you like. It's a convenient way for health-minded people to exchange ideas and support each other to promote wellness in the workplace.
If you would like to be included in this group, please email your contact information to oebb.board@state.or.us. We will add you to the listserv and you will receive a welcome email with instructions on how to post to the group. We hope you'll join us!

Resources for Individuals

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   Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
   Click here to find out if your Educational Entity elected this benefit.
   Quality Health Care - What it is and how to get it
OEBB's medical carriers also offer great health and wellness resources on their websites:

OEBB Carriers' Worksite Wellness Resources

     ● Kaiser Permanente
     ● Moda Health/ODS

Other Worksite Wellness Resources

NEW! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) present

What Is Work@Health™?

Work@Health™ is an employer-based training program. The ultimate aim of the program is to improve the organizational health of participating employers and certified trainers, with an emphasis on strategies to reduce chronic disease and injury risk to employees and an eye to improving overall worker productivity.
(They have an especially rich "Resources" page among all the other great info.)
American Heart Association "Worksite Wellness Walking Program Kit" - The American Heart Association's Walking Program encourages employers to give employees an excuse to get away from their desks.
With this kit you can set up walking routes around the office and celebrate and reward all employees who use them to go from a sedentary lifestyle to a more active one. It's a great way to get in some fitness, take a break and become more productive all at once!
Immediate benefits include:
  • Employee access to program resources, including the free Walking Program and the Activity Tracker
  • Materials to help promote company wellness programs to employees
  • Newsletter templates for internal distribution to employees
  • Consultation on CPR/AED (automated external defibrillator) programs
Alliance for a Healthier Generation - The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to address one of the nation’s leading public health threats -- childhood obesity. By helping school employees protect their physical and mental health, they also protect the health of students and help ensure their academic success. Their website includes a wealth of resources including a "School Wellness Council Toolkit", a resource database of potential funding opportunities, and much more.
OEA Choice Trust "Blueprint for Wellness" - This resource is intended to be a guide to help implement and sustain a school employee wellness program. The blueprint is based off of result-oriented workplace wellness programs, and modified to fit school settings.
Oregon Public Health Institute (OPHI) Wellness@Work - Website with suggestions for establishing and maintaining effective programs, as well as case studies.

Improve Your Wellness Communications

New Perspectives in
Wellness & Benefit Communications

This 41-page pdf not only teaches you how to effectively communicate with employees once your program is up and running, it also helps you develop a program that people will want to participate in BEFORE you start communicating. A must-read for anyone starting up or struggling with a worksite wellness program.

Download the pdf