The mission of the GFPS Employee Wellness Program is to nurture the health and well-being of their most important asset—the employees of Great Falls Public Schools.
Great Falls Public Schools Employee Wellness has grown leaps and bounds since January of 2007! Each year the GFPS Employee Wellness Committee provides health and wellness information to nearly 1600 employees. The committee plans events, wellness challenges and shares up to date health information to all employees.
Events and wellness strategies for this past year included:
- The 33rd Annual Cross Town Run Around
- Walking 4 Wellness Challenge
- Maintain Don’t Gain Challenge
- Stress Management Workshops
- Wellness University
- Whittle Your Middle Challenge
- Spring Poker Walk
- On-site blood draws and flu shots
- Health risk assessment as well as a culture audit and interest survey
- “Wellness Wednesday”
- Weekly emails to all staff keeping everyone up to date on the latest health information as well as any upcoming events or challenges
The staff also has free access to a fitness center where classes such as Zumba, yoga, and circuit training classes are offered at no additional cost!
The Employee Wellness Team is comprised of a variety of individuals from various departments around our district including: human resources, student assistance, prevention specialists, school nursing, principals, administrative assistants and of course the teaching staff.
The GFPS Employee Wellness Program is great example of what employee wellness programs should look like! Employee wellness programs and policies have a substantial impact on health care costs, absenteeism, workers compensation costs, and productivity. Most importantly employee wellness programs contribute to healthier, happier Montanans!
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Have questions for the GFPS Wellness Program?
Contact Jody Murray, Prevention Specialist of Great Falls Public Schools
Phone: 406-268-6772 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org