Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.61
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date May 9, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

The Ohio State University at Newark
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jacqueline H. (Jackie) Parrill
Vice President for Institutional Planning and Human Resources Development
Human Resources and Planning
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Total number of employees (staff + faculty, headcount):
267

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program (avoid double-counting):
267

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer educator program:
100

Name of the employee educators program:
Buckeye Wellness Innovators

Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount):
267

A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities:

Buckeye Wellness Innovators champion university-wide wellness initiatives in their units or departments and advance the One University Health and Wellness strategic plan. Buckeye Wellness offer solutions for a healthy life base on the 9 dimensions of wellness: spiritual, physical, emotional, social environmental, creative, career, financial, and intellectual. Buckeye Wellness Innovators spend approximately 2 to 3 hours on wellness activities per month, excluding orientation, Health Athlete program and bi-annual luncheons.

Primary Responsibilities:
1. Serve as a liaison in sharing the One University Health and Wellness Strategic Plan with faculty and staff.
2. Participate in annual wellness activities (Personal Health Assessment, biometric screening, educational session, Your Plan 4 Health challenge)
3. Schedule wellness activities targeting the National Prevention Strategy’s seven health promotion strategies and the 9 dimensions of wellness, as outlined by the One University Health & Wellness Council, for their college or unit.
4. Be familiar with wellness initiatives in order to inform colleagues of health promotion resources available to them.
5. Work with their OHR professional to ensure proper referral for benefits optimization.
6. Promote wellness activities and disseminate health information in academic unit/department
7. Discuss perceived wellness needs of the college/department/unit with Buckeye Wellness Innovator’s facilitator.
8. Have fun!


A brief description of how the employee educators are selected:

Self-selected or nominated for the role. The role is voluntary, and all participants must have approval from their supervisor to participate.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach:

A 4-hour orientation that presents overall university strategies, followed by operational attributes at the university that support Innovators in their role.


A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or paid faculty/staff coordination):

A program director facilitates the program under the direction of the University Chief Wellness Officer. Funds are supplied annually to support the program.


Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
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Number of employees served (i.e. directly targeted) by the program (headcount) (2nd program):
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A brief description of the program, including examples of peer-to-peer outreach activities (2nd program):
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A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):
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A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive to prepare them to conduct peer outreach (2nd program):
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A brief description of the financial and/or administrative support the institution provides to the program (e.g. annual budget and/or paid faculty/staff coordination) (2nd program):
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A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs, including the number of employees served and how employee educators are selected, trained, and supported by the institution:
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Total number of hours employee educators are engaged in peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education activities annually:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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