Staff Health Promotion
To build a comprehensive culture of health, schools should promote the wellbeing of staff in addition to students. Workplace
wellness programs and staff health promotion efforts should offer opportunities for all staff to engage in activities and programs
to better their health and wellness. Schools should also identify a staff person or team to assess the needs and interests of staff,
coordinate programs for staff, and refer staff to supports as needed.
As noted in Table 10.1, a majority of schools provide staff the opportunity to engage in various wellness activities, including First
Aid/CPR training, annual flu shots, physical activity, and stress management. Fewer than half of schools offer opportunities for
tobacco cessation and healthy food-related activities, such as cooking classes, taste testing, and nutrition education.
Percentage of schools that offer staff wellness activities
First Aid/CPR training
Annual flu shots at the school or district office
Stress management activities
Crisis intervention for personal problems
Counseling for emotional disorders
Conflict resolution education
Healthy food-related activities
Tobacco cessation efforts
To promote staff wellness, schools more often have administrator support and a school employee wellness leader or committee
(over 70 percent) in comparison to more technical practices, such as conducting a needs assessment or developing a written action
plan (Figure 10.1).
Percentage of schools with practices to promote staff wellness
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