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  • 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.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities for November 8, 2017 Conference

    MWC Conference: Sponsorship Opportunities

    November 8, 2017 at MSU Management Education Center – Troy, MI

    Employee Wellbeing and the Bottom Line: Strategy & Tactics to Create a Thriving Workforce


    Presenting Sponsor – $3,000 | Lunch Sponsor – $1,500 | Breakfast Sponsor – $1,200 | Conference Exhibitor Sponsors – $500 | Program Ad Full – $200 | Program Ad Half – $150

    Presentations (full descriptions and agenda):

    Victor Strecher PhD MPH, professor and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (University of Michigan School of Public Health): Life On Purpose: New Directions in Health and Well-Being

    Jessica Grossmeier, Vice President of Research (HERO): Linking Wellness to Bottom Line Business Value

    Tim McDonald, Senior Vice President Health & Benefits, Innovation Group and Health Transformation Team (Aon Hewitt): Employer Sponsored Health Centers: Bridging the Gap from Wellbeing to Chronic Condition Management

    Heather Brazee, Benefits and Wellness Manager, Total Rewards  (Herman Miller): The evolution of Herman Miller’s Wellness Program

    David Gaspin, Senior Vice President of Human Resources (Delos Solutions): Creating Health Supportive Work Environments

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    MWC Conference Sponsor Partnership Opportunities: November 8, 2017

    Presenting Sponsor – $3,000

    • “Presented by” recognition on all press releases; marketing collateral and website
    • 1 exhibitor table
    • Stage placard
    • Program ad – full page inside cover page*
    • Complimentary conference registrations- 2

    Lunch Sponsor (Sole sponsor of lunch) – $1,500

    • Recognition during lunch and a short educational/ best practices lunch presentation (not sales pitch)
    • Signage on lunch buffet
    • 1 exhibitor table
    • Program ad-half page*
    • Complimentary conference registrations- 2

    Breakfast Sponsor (Sole sponsor of breakfast) – $1,200

    • Recognition at official start of program in the morning
    • Signage on breakfast buffet
    • 1 exhibitor table
    • Program ad-half page*
    • Complimentary conference registrations- 2

    Exhibitor Showcase Sponsors – $500

    • 1 Exhibitor Table
    • Logo recognition in conference booklet*
    • Complimentary conference registrations- 2

    Program Ads in Conference Booklet*

    • $200 full
    • $150 half

    *Deadline for submission information for conference booklet October 10, 2017


  • Susan Bailey, Michigan Wellness Council Board Chair Recognized First recipient of the William B. Baun Award

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    Susan Morgan Bailey is a founding member as well as the current Chair of the Board of Directors of Michigan Wellness Council (MWC). In February of this year, the Association for Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP) recognized Susan as the first recipient of the William B. Baun Award. This award recognizes professionals who have dedicated their careers to promoting the value of worksite health not only within their respective organizations, but to the practitioner community—“raising the bar” around professional practices and service delivery. This award therefore recognizes the “Master Practitioner.” Susan has dedicated much of her time and energy to fulfilling MWC’s mission. MWC is honored to have her contribute her expertise for improving health through the successful integration of wellness best practices in the workplace.

    The William B. Baun award is named for a thought leader and practitioner within worksite health promotion. Throughout his more than three decades, “Bill” has promoted the value of worksite health through his presentations, publications, mentoring, and leadership in organizations such as International Association for Worksite Health Promotion, the National Wellness Institute, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the Health Enhancement Research Organization. A practitioner first, Bill before his passing this past November, was Wellness Officer with the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center and was previously Director of employee health promotion at Tenneco Inc. MWC also has had the honor of having Bill present at our meetings.

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