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Our Commitment to Wellness

The last couple of years have been extremely challenging for everyone. We have had to rethink every aspect of our daily lives – how and where we work, care for our children, run our errands, connect with family – and the list goes on. Having to pivot daily in order to adjust to these challenges has an effect on our emotional and physical health and well-being.  UNC Health proudly offers a variety of well-being resources to support you through the day-to-day stressors during this unprecedented time. Please use this roadmap with embedded links to guide you through the myriad of well-being options to help you care for those who care for others.

Wellness Committee

The main role of a wellness committee is to communicate, participate, motivate, and support the organization’s worksite wellness program in order to:

  • Create a healthy worksite and a culture of wellness
  • Foster collaboration and enthusiasm among employees
  • Provide a communication “link” between employees and management

Organizations that create a wellness committee benefit in several ways.
The committee is able to help:

  • Represent and share co-workers’ ideas and concerns
  • Reshape the company’s culture to promote healthy living
  • Encourage a positive work environment

The committee is made up of a peer group of employees who guide wellness information and activities for their worksite wellness program. In effect, the committee member becomes a wellness “champion” responsible for promoting the organization’s goal of keeping teammates and their families healthy. Committee members provide critical “word-of-mouth” advertising that is essential to building strong awareness and participation.

We welcome your thoughtful suggestions and ideas to help keep the department healthy and happy.