GVSU Health and Wellness Ambassadors

Play an important part of creating a healthy work environment and culture at GVSU!

Who is a Health and Wellness Ambassador?

A GVSU faculty or staff member who is committed to promoting health and wellness in the workplace and to be a catalyst for culture change at GVSU. Health and Wellness ambassadors play a key role in supporting the promotion of health and wellness and act as a liaison between their department and the GVSU Health and Wellness Program. Ambassadors are vital communicators to help direct faculty and staff to both physical and emotion health programming, activities, and resources offered through GVSU Health and Wellness. The Benefits area plays a major role in the health and wellness program, ambassadors will also be asked to pass along information related to Benefits.

 

Health and Wellness Ambassador Responsibilities

  • Share provided information on upcoming Health and Wellness events and programs during your weekly or monthly department meetings.
  • Forward bi-weekly electronic wellness updates to your department staff.
  • Encourage healthy habits in the office by coordinating healthy lunches, healthy meetings or initiating any other creative ways to get moving, eat healthy and relieve stress in the workplace.
  • To provide health and wellness resources to fellow co-workers who may not be aware of the wellness opportunities available to faculty and staff.
  • There is no Ambassador term limit. Individuals may serve as an Ambassador indefinitely.

 

Benefits to becoming a Health and Wellness Ambassador

  • The opportunity to be informed with up to the minute information about GVSU Health and Wellness events to communicate to your coworkers and other campus departments.
  • Be recognized in your department by receiving a Health and Wellness Ambassador Plaquard.
  • Invitation to an annual recognition luncheon and awards ceremony and semi-annual meetings.

Support

Health and Wellness Ambassadors receive full support from the Health and Wellness team. Health handouts, tips, resource referrals, online links, in house presentations and workout sessions can be provided at any time.

 

For more information please call 331-2215 or email healthandwellness@gvsu.edu.