West Virginia State University Receives Grant to Promote Workplace Wellness

West Virginia State University Receives Grant to Promote Workplace Wellness
INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- West Virginia State University (WVSU) has been selected as one of only 20 workplaces statewide to receive a $1,000 grant to support workplace wellness initiatives.

These grants are made possible by Active Southern West Virginia and the WV Bureau of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease.

By receiving this grant, WVSU will be better able to support the health and well-being of employees through wellness initiatives such as the Yellow Jackets on the Move program. As part of the grant, two employees from WVSU have received certification in CDC Work@Health Employer Training. This six-week evidence-based course gives participants the tools and education to develop and sustain a workplace wellness program for years to come.

“West Virginia State University’s core values include the advancement of knowledge through teaching, research, scholarship, creative endeavor and community service, as well as through the personal and professional development of our faculty and staff,” said Lindsey R. Good, WVSU program coordinator of health science.  “It is our goal with the Yellow Jackets on the Move Campus Wellness Initiative to support and motivate one another during these trying times, and to build a culture of wellness so we can be positive examples for not only our students, but for the greater WVSU community.”

These grants are awarded by Active Southern West Virginia (Active SWV) in partnership with WV Bureau of Public and the WV Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease (HPCD). Active SWV is a non-profit organization providing a variety of physical activity for the residents of southern West Virginia by offering programs led by trained volunteers from within the communities they serve.

“We spend a significant portion of our lives at work. It’s important we don’t wait until we’re home to consider our wellness,” said Veronica Crosier, Active SWV workplace wellness director, “With these grants, we hope to supply the tools and ignite the inspiration needed for workplaces to kick off a sustainable wellness program for their employees.” 

To learn more about workplace wellness grants through Active SWV, contact Veronica Crosier at veronica@activeswv.com.

To learn more about Yellow Jackets on the Move, contact Lindsey Good at lgood5@wvstateu.edu.
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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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