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NIH Health and Wellness Council Seeking Voting Members

  • Are you interested in well-being programs and initiatives at the NIH?
  • Do you have a desire to be a part of fostering collaboration across the NIH?

If so, please consider this opportunity to make a big impact on our community.

The newly revamped NIH Health and Wellness Council (HWC) seeks interested NIH federal employees to fill voting council member vacancies for the 2019-2021 term. Individuals selected will begin serving on the council starting in May 2019.

About the NIH Health and Wellness Council Membership

The NIH Health and Wellness Council's Mission and Vision are as follows:

  • Serve as an advocate for quality and accessible wellness resources for the NIH community.
  • Facilitate and promote policies and initiatives that support a culture of wellness at NIH.
  • Foster collaboration with other federal agency wellness programs.
  • Serve as a forum to share best practices amongst HWC members.
  • Incorporate NIH's research, scientific expertise and resources that support workplace well-being.

Members will serve for two years and are required to attend four meetings per calendar year. The council seeks diverse representation from across all NIH ICs including, employment type, gender, race, work duty location, and ethnicity. Participation on the council is an official duty, requires supervisor approval, and may be included as an element on an employee's performance plan. 

You do not need to be a well-being expert to join the council – just an NIH federal employee with a passion and interest in health and well-being resources for all NIH staff and a willingness to actively participate in the council's work. 

For information about council activities, and to view an online application, please visit: https://wellnessatnih.nih.gov/Pages/About.aspx.

Application deadline is March 20, 2019.

Additional Information

If you would like more information, please contact Mr. Chris Gaines, Office of Research Services, Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS), at gainesc@mail.nih.gov or (301) 827- 3251.         

For additional information on well-being resources visit us at: https://wellnessatnih.nih.gov

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