Wellness Champion FAQ

What is a Wellness Champion?

A Wellness Champion is someone who is a role model for living a healthy lifestyle and takes their wellness practice to work. A champion is a Hoo’s Well point of contact for the department.

What will I be doing?

We hope that you will be able to

  • let your colleagues know you are the Wellness Champion for your department
  • distribute our monthly communications to your departments (when applicable to your colleagues)
  • hang flyers or posters for our current programs on bulletin boards, in break rooms, restrooms, etc.
  • stay up-to-date on our programming to answer your colleagues’ questions, or redirect them to us
  • attend a lunch two to four times a year

Do I need to be an Olympic medalist to be a Wellness Champion?

Absolutely not. Wellness Champions come in all shapes and sizes. A Wellness Champion makes health a priority and might be in the middle of a health journey. Enthusiasm for great health is the only requirement.

How can I let my department know that I am a Wellness Champion?

  • Put Wellness Champion in your email signature
  • Forward our communications (with management approval)
  • Participate in our programming and talk about your experiences

How do I learn more or sign up?

Contact the team at hooswell@virginia.edu or 434.243.1021. We’re happy to answer your questions and welcome you to our team.