OEA Choice Trust

Inspiring schools to create healthy
workplaces for all staff


OEA Choice Trust is dedicated to promoting the total well-being of Oregon public school employees. We believe that all school employees, no matter their role, should have the support they need to be well – physically, emotionally and socially.  Healthy worksites reduce employees’ stress, boost energy and morale and promote better balance in life – a win for all staff and students.


We think of our work as a journey to well-being that includes:

  • Grants, scholarships and professional development for customized employee wellness programs for Oregon public k-12 districts, education service districts and community colleges.
  • Resources that include technical assistance, trainings, professional development and coaching that are based on healthy worksite best practices.
  • A statewide conference and other gatherings that bring together school employees, health advocates and educators to create healthy workplaces; network with each other; and learn how to connect their colleagues and communities to the benefits of school employee wellness programs.


    November 2016 OEA Choice Trust Announces Employee Wellness Grant Request for Proposals. Local Schools Develop Employee Wellness Grant Proposals. OEA Choice Trust staff will be available by phone and email to address any questions and clarify grant requirements. Please contact either Inge Aldersebaes at inge@oeachoice.com or 503-495-6254.
    April 15, 2017 Deadline for receipt of full Grant proposals
    April – June 2017 Evaluation Period by OEA Choice Trust Team
    June 2017 Proposals presented to Board of Trustees’ for review & award decisions
    June 30, 2017 Announcement of School Employee Wellness Grant Awards
    See a list of current and past grant recipients
    July 2017 Award letters, Terms and Agreement forms mailed
    July 2017 and June 30, 2018 Interim Progress and End of Grant Year Reports are due each grant year. Continued funding is contingent on receipt of all grant reports.


    A guide to making employee wellness programs work for school districts, education service districts and community colleges.


    Check out some of our success stories.


    Ready to take a step towards wellness, apply for the grant today.