ERIC Number: ED350959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Wellness: A Bargain for Life, A Resource for Higher Education. The Complete Guide to Creating an Effective Wellness Program in Higher Educational Institutions.
Douglas, Vickie L., Ed.
This book provides college and university personnel administrators with information and resources for the development and expansion of wellness programs at institutions of higher education. The five contributed chapters address some of the issues involved in the development of wellness programs. In Chapter 1, "Wellness in Higher Education" by R. Neil Schmottlac, a rationale is presented for the need for wellness programs in higher education. Next, in the chapter called "Integrating Wellness into the University: Key to Wellness Program Success," the same writer focuses on the integration of the wellness program into the organizational structure of the university and provides guiding questions to assist in the assessment stage. Chapter 3, "A Human Resources Perspective on Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs," by Robert S. Foldesi, focuses on the placement of wellness and employment assistance programs as integral parts of the Human Resource Management Division. Chapter 4 and 5, presented in a different format from the first three chapters, are sources for ideas and inspiration for the development and expansion of wellness programs. Chapter 4, "Wellness Ideas that Work," by Merry Anne Schmied, briefly highlights successful ideas for wellness programs and chapter 5, "Wellness Resources," by Linda Sorrels, contains addresses, telephone numbers, and descriptions of federal government resources, worksite wellness resources, resources from voluntary agencies and advocacy groups, books and conference proceedings, organizations and institutions, periodicals, employee assistance programs, conferences, and hotlines. The first three chapters also include references. (JB)
Descriptors: College Administration, Health Education, Health Programs, Health Promotion, Higher Education, Personnel Management, Prevention, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Wellness
College and University Personnel Association, 1233 20th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($12.50 members, $15 non-members).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: College and Univ. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Employee Fitness Programs; Employee Health