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Integrating Health

Megan H. ASEBP - | September 23 2015 2:13 PM
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How have you integrated health information or a wellness component into routine activities or already occurring events (e.g. staff meetings, PD Days, etc.)?

Matthew M. Alberta Health Services - | December 18 2015 9:21 AM

Small standing items on a staff meeting agenda are a good way to start. Often people are interested in small updates about things like conferences, events, upcoming learning activities or personal wellness events. Link it to employee's personal wellness journey to make it resonate.


for PD Days, linking to student learning and staff productivity may be helpful.

Megan H. ASEBP - | December 18 2015 9:38 AM

Great suggestion Matthew!  It is the little moments that help to create space for wellness on the agenda as well as connecting the importance of our own health to how it affects students.  

Wesley S. Lethbridge School District No. 51 | June 3 2016 10:49 AM

Staff Meetings:

We have a standing item at our staff meetings. We either show a video or deliver information regarding health and wellness. For example, our presentation this month will be about standing/stretch breaks for students and staff.

Also, we have quite a few staff who feel comfortable standing and stretching during our staff meetings if they feel the need. 

Staff meetings are often started with our principal thanking staff (showing gratitude) for noteworthy things that happened that month.


PD Days:

We start the day with a choice of activities that usually last about an hour.  Common choices are yoga, walk around the lake, bike ride, silent reading in the library, etc.  After the activity, we have a short meeting and then begin our PD.


At both, we often have fresh fruit and healthy snacks made available by someone. We would like to try and formalize this a bit more and have a department sign up for a month to cater the PD/staff meeting with healthy snacks.


Megan H. ASEBP - | July 12 2016 10:54 AM

What excellent standing items Wesley! 

Making space on your agenda at staff meetings for wellness sends a very powerful message that it matters to your leadership and your employees.  The gratitude piece is special, what lucky employees you have and how wonderful to hear all the positive happenings in your school on  regular basis. 

How do you determine what to focus on from meeting to meeting with regards to the wellness piece?