OEA Choice Trust

Inspiring schools to create healthy
workplaces for all staff

MINDFULNESS RESOURCES

Oregon Mind Body Institute (OMBI) and OEA Choice Trust have collaborated to bring mindfulness information and practices to public education workplaces. Check out these free guided practices and videos!

EDUCATION EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING GRANT

Is your K-12 school district, ESD, or community college ready to develop an employee well-being program? You can apply for the Education Employee Well-being Grant, which is a $100,000 grant to be spent over 4-5 years. Applications are due October 28!

LEADERSHIP BUY IN AND SUPPORT

Michael Carter, former Superintendent of Rainier School District, speaks about administrative buy in and the importance of leadership support for Education Employee Well-being programs. Rainier School District successfully completed the Education Employee Well-being Grant and is sustaining its employee well-being program!

BRIGHT SPOTS

Bright Spots are the success stories of K-12 districts, ESDs, and community colleges that used OEA Choice Trust’s Educator Health and Well-being Support Funding. This funding was in response to the emotional toll caused by the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 and rising racial and political tensions. Check out the inspiring photos and stories!

Custodian smiles while fixing a light cover in a school hallway
Staff smile at the camera while painting their own canvases at a Paint Night event.

ABOUT OEA CHOICE TRUST

OEA Choice Trust is dedicated to promoting the total well-being of Oregon public education employees. We believe that all education 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.

WHAT WE DO

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

  • Grants 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.