The Institutional Wellness Committee (IWC) oversees a comprehensive and coordinated program for wellness-focused activities targeted to be responsive to all individuals in the EVMS community.

Members are knowledgeable about current issues and perspectives on wellness and well-being for academic medical centers. They support and engage in wellness activities as well.

Member roles and responsibilities

The EVMS IWC accomplishes its mission using a diverse group of members providing a broad representation of the institution. Committee members may be invited to a system of subgroups organized around the primary functional areas of institutional wellness. Committee members represent their respective areas of work and function(s) (e.g., departments/programs/units) and provide subject matter expertise critical to the IWC effort. They perform the function of developing the goals and objectives that are core to the EVMS wellness mission.

Annual Report

Subcommittees

  • EVMS Wellness Website Design and Resources
  • EVMS Wellness Assessment and Outcomes
  • EVMS Wellness Engagement and Incentive Programs
  • EVMS Wellness Funding and Value Partnerships

Goals (2019-2020)

  • Create a Wellness Professional Development Series. We are also planning a Yoga at Work series and Nutrition series within this programming.
  • Continue to measure and evaluate faculty and staff wellness and stress levels (fall and spring).
  • Deploy a Pro-briefing Program for faculty to address stress and prevent burnout. Evaluate usage, efficiency and effectiveness of the program.
  • Plan Pro-briefing Program for staff to address stress and prevent burnout.
  • Develop awareness and incentive programs for engagement in wellness program initiatives.
  • Create wellness challenges with incentives in which the campus can engage.
  • Establish, fund, and maintain organizational science on wellness and resilience at EVMS. Identify funding sources to support wellness programs and research. Apply for funding to support new wellness programs and research.