Monthly Archives: June 2017
  • Call for speaker proposals

    Michigan Wellness Council is accepting speaker proposals for 2018. The proposal should include:

    1. Presenter Information
    2. Presentation Description
    3. Evidence-based practices implemented to be included in your presentation
    4. Three to five Session Objectives
    5. Supplemental Materials:
      • Biography, resume or CV (required)
      • Dates, organizations and details of three (3) recent presentation to professional associations/organizations (required)
      • Three (3) professional references (required)
      • Video sample of a presentation (optional)

    You can apply by downloading the application form. You can review past presentations for reference at our site under meeting resources. Please send application to For consideration in 2018, please submit by September 1, 2017.

  • Job Opportunity – Worksite Wellness Specialist (MDHHS)

    The Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity Section at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is seeking a statewide worksite wellness specialist working with national, other state departments, and statewide and local businesses on implementing worksite wellness and chronic disease prevention programs.

    Job Description

    This second advanced level consultant position functions as the statewide worksite wellness specialist working with national, other state departments, and statewide and local businesses on implementing worksite wellness and chronic disease prevention programs. This position serves as the state level expert in worksite wellness. The position will also develop contracts and provide guidance, consultation and training to contract agencies in the design, development and implementation of interventions to more effectively prevent and control chronic disease in the work site environment. The position will also assist in coordinating integrated Division level activities and reports, and will participate as a lead member on the Division’s Work Site Wellness Committee. The position will seek and respond to funding opportunities for the section and the Division. The consultant will work with other state staff within the Division and the Department to implement statewide, regional and local prevention and disease management efforts within their program areas. Position Description (Download PDF reader)

    Possession of a master’s degree in public health or a public health related field such as nursing, epidemiology, health education, dietetics/nutrition management, genetics, or speech and audiology; a master’s degree in public administration with a health care administration concentration; a master’s degree in social work with concentration in community organizations/settings; master’s degree in counseling with concentration in community agencies, or masters degree in special education with specialization in blind/visual disabilities.
    Four years of professional, post-master’s experience as a consultant in a field of public health equivalent to a Public Health Consultant, including two years equivalent to a Public Health Consultant P11 or one year equivalent to a Public Health Consultant 12.

    Additional Requirements and Information

    Interested applicants must attach a copy of “official” college transcripts, bearing the institution’s seal, the registrar’s signature, indicating the specific type of degree earned and the conferred/graduation date. (un-official transcripts will not be accepted).

    All required documents must be attached and submitted at the time of application for further consideration. Applications must be submitted through NEOGOV to be considered.

    If you have questions or need assistance uploading and/or attaching your documents, please call the MI HR Service Center toll free at 1-877-766-6447.

    Michigan Civil Service Rule 3-8, Veterans’ Preference, states that a veteran or spouse may be eligible for Michigan’s preference in consideration during the selection process for hire into the classified service. In order to receive veterans’ preference, registration with Michigan Civil Service is required. NOTE: Not all veterans are eligible for veterans’ preference.

    Applicants who fail to provide the information requested in this posting may be removed from consideration.

    View the classification specification at: (Download PDF reader)


  • Job Opportunity – Independent Wellness Consultant (Priority Health)

    Priority Health is looking for an independent consultant with expertise in Wellness program strategy development and program implementation. We are implementing a new Wellness solution and this consultant will help drive the implementation and roll-out of the Wellness program, help develop the core product strategy and launch plan working with a cross functional team of product development, Wellness operations staff, sales, marketing and IT. The consultant should have had prior experience launching  large scale wellness programs at a mid-large size payer organizations and should be able to drive business decisions with key stakeholders. Expectation to be available on-site in Grand Rapids, MI for at least 3-4 days/ week during the duration of the project (~3 months). Interested individuals may please send email to “”  No third parties please.