Wellness Heroes is a program to recognize faculty and staff members who are practicing healthy behaviors that are inspiring to others in the workplace. Wellness Heroes are nominated because they are contributing to a culture of health and well-being at the University of Iowa.
A Wellness Hero inspires those around them to be healthier. To acknowledge their efforts, a Wellness Hero will be awarded a certificate, a Wellness Hero prize, and be highlighted in the quarterly liveWELL newsletter.
Any faculty or staff member can nominate any other faculty or staff member.
A nominated person must meet the following criteria:
- Make a positive impact in health and wellness in their workplace through a demonstrated behavior or attitude
- Be a UI employee
- Give permission to share their nomination on social media (Facebook and Twitter) and the quarterly liveWELL newsletter.
- The Wellness Hero Nomination Form is located within Workflow. Enter your HawkID and password to complete the form.
- You will be contacted within 10 business days to discuss your nomination.
Once approved, a certificate and prize will be issued from liveWELL. It is up to the person/department nominating the Wellness Hero to determine how to recognize the Wellness Hero. Opportunities to recognize Wellness Heroes could include staff meetings, lunch breaks, staff retreats, an on-the-spot celebration, or other activities.