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 Tompkins County Worksite Wellness Coalition


Coalition logoMeetings are the 2nd Thursday of odd # months:
  8:30–9:30 a.m. in the Rice Conference Room, 
  TC Health Department, 55 Brown Rd
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  All are welcome. Light refreshments served.
 

Nov. 9, 2017 (Agenda)

Program: 
JACOB PARKER-CARVER, Mental Health Association in Tompkins County
More than ever, mental health is being recognized as a component of employee wellness that is as important as good nutrition and regular physical activity. Mental health first aid is the ability to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental illness or substance use disorder. Jake will introduce the practice, talk about the mental health first aid course that is being offered in Tompkins County, and suggest some tangible actions steps that can be taken in the workplace.

 


Upcoming meeting dates: Nov. 9, 2017; 1/11/18; 3/8/18


WWC Charter


 
About the Tompkins County Worksite Wellness Coalition

  Founding Members  |  Charter  |  Meeting Docs

In early 2015, representatives from local employers with active or budding worksite wellness programs met to form the Tompkins County Worksite Wellness Coalition.

The Coalition’s mission is, “To act as a resource for Tompkins County employers regarding the art and science of health promotion and wellness.” It promotes wellness programs and healthy living as an added value that improves workplace culture.

The value of a workplace culture that supports healthy lifestyles is widely recognized, and worksite wellness programs can promote such a culture. However, finding the time and resources to coordinate a wellness program can be daunting, especially for sites with fewer than 50 employees.

The Coalition gives worksite wellness advocates and coordinators a place to share the ideas, resources, and best practices necessary to build and sustain programs that engage employees. For employers who are unfamiliar with worksite wellness, the Coalition will be a resource for start-up programs.

The Tompkins County Worksite Wellness Coalition meets four to six times a year, with a mixture of presentations and networking opportunities. The Coalition is staffed by the Health Promotion Program at the Tompkins County Health Department and the Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County.

For more information about the Coalition or to be notified about its open meetings, please click here to send an email, or call Ted at (607) 274-6712.
 


Founding members of the TC Worksite Wellness Coalition

  • BorgWarner Ithaca LLC
  • Cayuga Center for Healthy Living, Cayuga Medical Center
  • CFCU Community Credit Union
  • City of Ithaca
  • Cornell University
  • Greater Tompkins County Municipal Health Insurance Consortium
  • Hospicare & Palliative Care Services
  • Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County
  • Ithaca City School District
  • Ithaca College
  • Tompkins County Health Department
  • Town of Dryden
  • Town of Ithaca
     

 
 
 
Startup funding for the Coalition provided by Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, & Play, a state grant awarded to the Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County.

 


TC-WWC Charter

The Coalition’s mission is, “To act as a resource for Tompkins County employers regarding the art and science of health promotion and wellness.” It promotes wellness programs and healthy living as an added value that improves workplace culture.

The value of a workplace culture that supports healthy lifestyles is widely recognized, and worksite wellness programs can promote such a culture. However, finding the time and resources to coordinate a wellness program can be daunting, especially for sites with fewer than 50 employees.

The Coalition gives worksite wellness advocates and coordinators a place to share the ideas, resources, and best practices necessary to build and sustain programs that engage employees. For employers who are unfamiliar with worksite wellness, the Coalition will be a resource for start-up programs.

The Coalition is made up of volunteers in the community with an interest in promoting worksite wellness. The Tompkins County Health Department currently provides space and a small budget to support the Coalition.

Structure/Leadership Roles Defined

  1. One or two “chairs” will be selected by Coalition members at the November meeting for each calendar year. One “Secretary” will be selected for each calendar year.
  2. Chair(s) and Secretary create plan for calendar year including strategic initiatives and meetings.
  3. Chair(s) are responsible to facilitate the meetings.
  4. Chair(s) are responsible to oversee the plan for the calendar year.
  5. Secretary’s role is to take minutes, manage website, and assist with communications and other planning tasks.
  6. Subcommittees will be formed for events or other strategic projects.
  7. Meetings will occur 5 times per year: 2nd Thursday of “odd” months except July.
  8. Meetings will be scheduled for 1 hour, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in Health Department Building.
  9. Standard meeting features will include introductions, brief updates, either a speaker or discussion topic, and networking when time allows

Download PDF of the Charter and the 2016 Plan
 


Meetings

5/11/17: Agenda  ||  3/9/17: Agenda  ||  1/12/17: Agenda  ||  9/8/16: Agenda  ||  3/10/16: Agenda / Minutes  ||  1/14/16: Agenda  ||  11/5/15: Notes


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