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Wellness Committee

Purpose: Research and explore ideas to make thoughtful and daring recommendations to create an employee wellness program at the College.

Charter Sponsor:

Contact for Questions:
Kim Evans-Dame


February, 2011 – May, 2011
Preliminary recommendations should be completed by April 15th to gain initial budgetary support.



  • Research wellness practices at identified exemplary organizations (see attached list).
  • Define wellness at it relates to an employee program.
  • Inventory existing components and assets related to wellness already in place at the College.
  • Identify key components of a comprehensive wellness program for full-time employees at MVCC.
  • Develop preliminary recommendations for a sustainable, on-going comprehensive wellness program and present to the College Senate for feedback.
  • Develop final recommendations, with preliminary program and budget needs, and present to Cabinet.

Does Not

  • Focus or discuss individual employees or collective bargaining agreements.
  • Establish policy.

Guiding Points

  • Be creative and inclusive.
  • Think of internal marketing strategies to help make the final program success.
  • Consider the pros and cons of a phased approach to implementation.
  • Work with HR to connect with health benefits advisors for additional resources.

Organizations to Research

Cornell University, Gilroy/Kernan/Gilroy, PAR tech, Utica National Insurance, Syracuse University, O’Brian & Gere engineering and/or others.