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Committee Charge:

The charge to this strategic priority task force included the following:
  1. To identify the health and wellness needs of the Minnesota State Mankato campus.
  2. To recommend evidence based programs and services that assist faculty, staff and students to optimize their wellness and enhance personal and professional productivity.
  3. To work as a university community to make recommendations that optimally address health and wellness issues that impact absenteeism, worker’scompensation and other cost of care issues for Minnesota State Mankato.
  4. To work with the professional development task force to identify faculty/staff professional development education initiatives that address major health concerns on our campus leading to worker’s compensation claims.
  5. To make recommendations that incorporate wellness initiatives into campus professional development and to suggest strategies to include wellness issues and information into the curriculum.
  6. To review support services for health and wellness initiatives and make recommendations for any needed infrastructure.
  7. To utilize campus student health and wellness data and employee health insurance claims data to recommend programmatic initiatives that align with the Healthy Campus 2010 National Objectives and Healthy People 2010 National Standards.
  8. To present a preliminary proposal to the President for campus consideration May, 2006.

While timelines were adjusted, these goals were accomplished through the creation of four sub–groups charged with gathering data and analyzing data about different aspects of campus health and wellness for students, faculty, and staff.