RESOURCES

HEALTHCARE CONSUMERISM GUIDE

This guide is a reference tool to help the reader become a more active health care consumer. It is intended to help raise your awareness so you can recognize and learn more about the health conditions affecting you, make the most of your health care benefits and pursue a healthy lifestyle.

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REACHING BOILING POINT

Managing stress and becoming resilient are key to teacher and student success.

FOSTERING HEALTHY, RESILIENT SCHOOL TO ADDRESS CHRONIC STRESS – A White Paper from OEA Choice Trust

This white paper examines the chronic stress and low morale that have become so pervasive in today’s school communities – its causes and the toll it has on all involved.  It also explores the power and potential of resiliency and the key role it can play in reducing stress and improving outcomes across an entire school system.

*OEA Choice Trust would like to extend sincere thanks to all of our colleagues and thought partners who helped make this important work a reality and who are out there every day making a difference for educators, students and communities across Oregon. They include:  Lennie Bjornsen, Lindsey Capps, Dr. Aimee Clott, John Lenssen, Dr. Colleen Mileham, Dr. Vicki Nishioka, Dr. Rob Roeser, Aeylin Summers, Erin Whitlock, Dr. Jeffery Sprague, Holly Spruance, Inge Aldersebaes, and Jon Bell.

ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION BRIEF

This brief examines the causes and consequences of teacher stress, highlights efforts to reduce it, and makes recommendations in research, practice, and policy to ensure schools are healthier places for teachers and students.

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LAUGHACEUTICALS

Lets Play! As a community, educators recognize the importance of play in the lives of children. It helps them learn and grow, fostering the skills needed to adapt in an ever-changing world. But play is not just for children – it is an essential part of life; from adolescence to adulthood, helping reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and connect to the world around us. Laughaceuticals provides a unique and fun way to cultivate well-being in the workplace. In this interactive workshop, participants learn how to directly apply play concepts into daily life, through hands-on games and activities. Join our fabulous teaching artists for this engaging session and walk away with practical tools to manage stress and anxiety, gain an understanding of research demonstrating the health benefits of play and laughter, and create a healthy work environment.

SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR COMFORT AND SAFETY AT THE WORKPLACE

BLUEPRINT

A guide to making employee wellness programs work for School Districts, Education Service Districts and Community Colleges.

SUCCESS STORIES

Check out some of our success stories.

APPLICATION

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