Become an MHealthy Champion for your workplace

July 22, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

Are you enthusiastic about health and well-being?

Do you like to motivate others?

Do you want to help support a culture of health within your area?

If so, apply now to become an MHealthy Champion.

More than 700 employees current volunteer in this role, helping to support a culture of health within their area.

A small amount of time garners big benefits

Champions serve a two-year term and spend approximately two hours per month on their duties. Responsibilities include:

  • Working with an MHealthy Wellness Coordinator to tailor activities to fit your coworkers’ needs
  • Helping to achieve your area’s health and well-being goals
  • Communicating about MHealthy programs and resources
  • Encouraging participation in healthy activities

Grants available to fund department wellness projects

As a Champion, you can also qualify to apply for wellness grants for projects that support the interests and needs of your coworkers. So far, more than 100 grants have been awarded for a range of well-being projects and activities.

For example, Champions interested in supporting mental well-being have created zen dens or brought in massage chairs. Those focused on physical wellness have purchased exercise equipment or held healthy potlucks. 

If you are interested in becoming a Champion, apply by Aug. 16. MHealthy will contact your supervisor to get approval.

Learn more and apply to be an MHealthy Champion. Email questions to mhealthy-champs@umich.edu or call 734-647-7888.

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