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Welcome to Polk County Schools Employee Wellness
The PCSB Employee Wellness Program is a Team of health professionals who are dedicated to improving employee health and well being while reducing risk factors associated with leading causes of death and disability. Healthy lifestyles are promoted through educational programs that identify health risks and encourage lifelong wellness of mind and body.
The Wellness Team is the Work-Site Employee Health Promotion prong of the Coordinated School Health (CSH) model pictured above. This model was developed by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is endorsed by The Florida Departments of Health and Education, and is the platform from which a "Wellness Culture" is promoted throughout Polk County Schools. "It takes a village to raise a child," and the Wellness Team is part of that village.
Awards and Recognitions
2014 American Heart Asssociation Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite
National Wellness Institute Member
2014 Florida State Surgeon General Recognition of Excellence in Worksite Wellness, Award
2013 American Heart Asssociation Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite
2013 American Heart Association Community Innovation Award
2013 Directors of Health Promotion and Education Gold Award
One of three school districts recognized nationwide for excellence in planning and implementing school employee
wellness programs that promote employee health and lead to improved productivity
and lower health care costs - recipient of $1,000 grant, Details
2012 American Heart Association Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite Award
2012 American Heart Association Community Innovation Award
2012 Florida Healthy School District Silver Award
2009 Directors of Health Promotion and Education Gold Award
2009 Florida Healthy School District
- Coordinated School Health
- One of six districts in Florida to receive the SILVER award
- Polk’s School Nutrition & Wellness received highest recognition in Florida
2008 CDC/DOH Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention 5-Year Grant
2005 NCQA Leadership Series: Focus on Diabetes publication
2005 NCQA Quality Initiative: ABCs of Diabetes
2004 Florida Health Care Coalition: Corporate Leadership Award: ABCs of Diabetes
Nominated by FDOH & FDOE
- 2006 State Stroke Prevention Program
- 2006 Secretary's Innovation in Prevention Award
BUILDING A HEALTHIER POLK - DETAILS
View page 17 of The Core, February, 2013
From left to right:
Jazmine DiCristo, MS, CHES, Certified Health Education Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jordan Gale, CHES, Health Analyst, Certified Health Education Specialist, email@example.com
Debbie Zimmerman, MBA, Wellness Manager, Certified Health Coach, firstname.lastname@example.org
Samantha Knight, MS, RD, LD/N, Health Analyst, Registered Dietitian, email@example.com
3215 Winter Lake Road • Lakeland, FL 33803 • Phone (863) 648-3057 • Fax (863) 668-3017
View more information by visiting the Wellness District Info page...