OEA Choice Trust is thrilled to announce the launch of a newly designed robust website to support the planning and implementation of work-site wellness programs that support Oregon public school employees’ health, well-being and resilience! The site also integrates with social media and a way to subscribe to the email list to foster improved communication. Blogs will be written regularly to share success stories, the latest best practice information and resources to support school employee health, well-being and resilience

Learn about the School Employee Health & Well-being Model which reflects the Trust’s holistic approach to well-being. By understanding and supporting different aspects of employee well-being, your organization can develop a plan that fits the unique needs of your school employees and district priorities. Visit the Resource Library for a multitude of ideas and links to credible, promising-practices that are categorized by the employee well-being elements of physical, social, emotional, purpose and financial needs.

Are you wondering what others have done to create successful wellness programs for their school employees? Check out the Success Stories to learn more.  If you are wondering how to get started, the Blueprint for School Employee Wellness lays out six important steps for creating a successful school employee wellness program. The Blueprint steps can help develop a new program from scratch or strengthen an existing program that may just need a little more attention to achieve sustainable success.

OEA Choice Trust has been providing an annual Oregon state-wide school employee wellness conference since 2012 to engage school employees in creating healthier school environments that supports the physical, social, and emotional health and well-being of all staff.  Mark your calendar to attend the next school employee wellness conference in Bend on March 25 -27, 2018.

OEA Choice Trust would like to extend sincere thanks to the OEA Choice Trust Board of Trustees, staff, past and current grantees, colleagues, and thought partners who help make this important work a reality and are out there every day making a difference for educators, school staff, students and communities accoss Oregon.  This work cannot be accomplished without you!

With sincere gratitude,

Cheri Higgins, OEA Choice Trust Board Chair
Holly Spruance OEA Choice Trust Executive Director

OEA Choice Trust is the only organization solely dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of Oregon public school employees.  We believe that no matter the role, all school employees should have the support they need to be physically, mentally, and emotionally well.  Healthy worksites reduce employees’ stress, boost energy and morale, and promote better balance in life – a win for teachers, staff, administrators and students.  We’ve partnered with school districts, education service districts, and community colleges across the state of Oregon by providing grants, resources, professional development and technical assistance, all focused on promoting the health and well-being of public school employees.