WorkLife Programs seeks health advocates

March 2, 2011

WorkLife Programs is conducting its annual membership drive to recruit WorkLife Programs ambassadors for the West Lafayette campus. The ambassadors help make a difference to create a healthy culture and promote overall health for faculty, staff and retirees.

Ambassadors receive firsthand information on resources that are available on campus and can share suggestions for new health initiatives with fellow ambassadors and WorkLife Programs' staff. In general, WorkLife Programs ambassadors help motivate their colleagues to achieve healthier lifestyles.

"We are looking for enthusiastic faculty, staff and retirees to join the 2011-12 WorkLife Programs ambassador team," says Amber Simons, worklife wellness specialist. "The ambassadors play a vital role in supporting WorkLife Programs' mission to improve the health of employees. They also will serve as the eyes and ears of WorkLife Programs, and their feedback will play a valuable role in helping us understand the best ways to serve the needs of the employees and their departments."

Ambassadors serve from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31, attending four meetings per year. In addition, ambassadors participate on an outreach team, assist WorkLife Programs staff at presentations and events and pass along information about activities on campus to co-workers and fellow retirees.

To download an application to become a WorkLife Programs ambassador, go online to Each application contains information about the time commitment expected of ambassadors and a place for supervisors to sign in giving their approval for the employee to participate.

Applications are due by April 1, and prospective ambassadors will be interviewed during April and May. For more information, contact WorkLife Programs at 49-45461 or