The OEA Choice Trust blog is one more way for us to connect with school employees! Once or twice a month the blog will be updated with a new post featuring the latest in the science of well-being. Guest writers from other health and well-being organizations will also be invited to share their expertise. Please check back monthly or sign up for announcements from the Trust to be notified about new posts!

School Employee Wellness Grant Opportunity

  OEA Choice Trust is pleased to announce another competitive grant opportunity! This opportunity offers funds to Oregon public school districts, community colleges and education service districts to promote and support the health, well-being and resilience of...

Meal Prepping Your Way to a Better Work Week

Making time to cook one or two larger meals on the weekend can feel daunting, especially if you have recurring events like kids’ soccer games or church. However, meal prep can be a great strategy for buying yourself more time during the week! Meal prep, or batch...

Fortifying Health and Well-being with OEA Choice Trust

This post is written by Dede Montgomery, Senior Research Associate - Outreach & Education of Oregon Healthy Workforce Center and Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU. She is also a member of the School Employee Wellness Conference Planning...

Stay Social to Stay Well

Did you know that having strong, healthy relationships can benefit you as much as being a non-smoker? They can even be more impactful than healthy eating or exercising, according to a study referenced by Harvard Health Publishing. Positive relationships can help you...

Better Habits, Happier You

With the New Year, many of us feel compelled to make resolutions. In order to keep up your momentum, read the tricks and tips from Gretchen Rubin, author of Better Than Before; Amanda Steinberg, financial advisor and author of Worth It; and Charles Duhigg, author of...

The Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

Happiness means different things for different people, but most of us would probably agree that we’re open to being happier. Science shows that nurturing an “attitude of gratitude” can actually do just that! Health and Well-being Benefits As Ellen Seidman shared in...

Strategies for Avoiding Winter Weight Gain

While many holiday memories center on celebrating with family and friends, it’s likely that many also center on food. It can be hard to not indulge in traditional foods and treats, especially if you tell yourself you’ll eat better in the New Year. If you know of...

Check Out Our New Website!

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!


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.