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ACT-WEL. Advisory Council Team for Wellness Education Leadership. ACT-WEL Mission. To create a culture of wellness throughout the ECU community and promote well-being through healthy lifestyle choices. . ACT-WEL Goals and Objectives.

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Advisory Council Team for Wellness Education Leadership

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ACT-WEL Mission

To create a culture of wellness throughout the ECU community and promote well-being through healthy lifestyle choices.

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ACT-WEL Goals and Objectives

To encourage and support healthy lifestyle choices of the ECU community

  • Initiate and endorse health and wellness related ECU policies

  • Support health and wellness programs and events

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ACT-WEL Goals and Objectives

To link staff and faculty with campus and state health and wellness resources

  • Have representation on STEWAC

  • Develop and/or support effective communication tools (website development, listservs, publications, etc.)

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ACT-WEL Goals and Objectives

To assist in the development of a comprehensive ECU Employee Wellness Program

  • Advise the ECU Employee Wellness Program

  • Research and review available data for needs assessment

  • Recommend programming needs

  • Research and recommend resources

  • Evaluation of process and outcome

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Human Resources

Campus Recreation and Wellness

Office of Prospective Health

Environmental Health and Safety

College of Health and Human Performance

Staff Senate

Faculty Senate

ACT-WEL Collaborative Partners

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ECU Employee

Campus Recreation and Wellness

Prospective Health

Campus Wellness

Human Performance Lab

Other ECU Partners TBA

SHP Health Smart


Referral Based on Employee Need as Identified by Employee Wellness Program /HRA

Cardiovascular Fitness/exercise program

Stress Management Personal Counseling

Smoking Cessation Services

Nutritional Counseling

ECU Physicians Fresh Air Program

Human Performance Lab

Campus Recreation and Wellness

ECU Physicians

Health Smart


(Center for Counseling)


ECU Physicians

Campus Wellness

ECU Physicians

(if symptomatic)

Campus Wellness

Campus Wellness

BSOM Personal Counseling Center

Campus Wellness

As indicated in this flow chart an employee may enter the program various ways. Based on individual assessment the employee may be referred to a physician for medical management and/or a behavior change program for lifestyle improvements. The HRA will be used to track outcomes, and information from all sources will be tracked.

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Pirate Wellness Challenge Spring 2006

  • Collaboration with Physical Activity Promotion Department

  • Program designed to encourage overall health and fitness by emphasizing behavior changes such as healthy food choices and more physical activity

  • Participants earned points through being more physically active, water and fruit/vegetable consumption, and individual weight goals

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Participating DepartmentsParking & Traffic and Student Health Service

Highlights – Combined Department Totals

  • Exercised for a total of 61,334 minutes

  • Took 20,000,000 steps

  • Drank more than 704 gallons of water

  • Consumed 8,231 servings of fruits and vegetables

  • Lost a total of 91 pounds

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Parking and Traffic

“Mike’s Booty Kicking Squad”

Mike Van Derven

Shirley Bazemore

Bonnie Casey

Karen Mizzelle

Sherry Williams

Student Health Service

“Phat Chicks”

Gwyn Carraway

Heather Carter

Nicole Garris

Sheryl Gardner

Pirate Wellness Challenge Winners

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ECU Employee Health and Wellness DayApril 7, 2006

  • Faculty and staff participated in a one mile walk and health screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, height, and weight.

  • Participants received information about HealthSmart, a new wellness initiative sponsored by the NC State Health Plan

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Employee Health and Wellness Day

  • Students from the College of Health and Human Performance screened 104 employees.

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What is HealthSmart?

  • Wellness initiative sponsored by the NC State Health Plan

  • Offers information and support on health issues such as nutrition, weight management, smoking cessation, stress management, chronic disease management, and much more

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NC HealthSmart - Website

  • Provides online tools to help manage and enhance personal health and well-being

  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  • Includes:

    • Health Risk Assessment (HRA)

    • Personal action plan based on HRA results

    • Over 35 Condition Centers

    • Lifestyle improvement programs

    • Accurate health information for any health question

  • Log on to and click “HealthSmart” logo

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Contact Us…

  • Co-Chairs of ACT-WEL

    • Karen Warren, Director of Campus WellnessCampus Recreation and

    • Karen Summerlin, Director of Employee ServicesDepartment of Human