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Welcome to the Polk County Schools Employee Wellness Program

CSHThe 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.

National Health & Fitness Month

health pledge

 

Take the Healthy Habits Pledge!

You don't have to move mountains to make healthy changes that last! To get started complete this survey by May 29th. You will receive weekly emails through July 2nd to help you set and commit to your goals AND be entered into random prize drawings!! The grand prize is a $25 Publix gift card. The PCSB Wellness Team pledges to support your efforts! Goal Setting Worksheet

 

Save-the-Date for the 14th Annual Employee Health Fairs!

October 24, 2015 - Lake Eva Banquet Hall, Haines City, More...

April 25, 2015 - Highlands Church in Lakeland a great success!

 

Your Heart is in Your Hands!

heartYour heart is the most important muscle in the body, pumping 100,000 times, to deliver 2,000 gallons of blood to 75 trillion cells via 60,000 miles of vessels: DAILY!

Yet, heart disease remains the #1 killer of Americans. The 7 risk factors include genetics, inactivity, obesity, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, impaired fasting blood sugar and smoking. With 6 of these largely within our control remember, YOUR HEART IS IN YOUR HANDS!

The American Heart Association on heart disease

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on heart disease

The American Diabetes Association on heart disease

 

Awards and Recognitions

Silver Award AHA Fit Friendly Gold Community Innovationdhpegold AHA platinum 2013 fit friend NWI Member platinum 2014

 

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

  • One of three districts nationwide to receive the GOLD $1,000 award; presented at the DHPE National Conference

  • Press Release

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

Wellness Staff

staff

3425 New Jersey Road • Lakeland, FL 33803 • (863) 648-3057

  • Insurance, flu shot, clinic questions, contact Risk Management at (863) 519-3858
  • Florida Blue screenings, contact the Wellness Program at (863) 648-3057

View more information by visiting the Wellness District Info page...