• Lee University

    Health Quest

  • The Case for Wellness

    A wellness committee was formed in 2007 to study how employees of Lee might benefit form a plan to improve their health. The following chart provided the committee with information about what factors may significantly affect each individual's wellness.

    The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services,
    Healthy People 2010 cites the following as leading health indicators:
    Physical Activity Overweight & Obesity Tobacco Use
    Substance Abuse Responsible Sexual Behavior Mental Health
    Injury and Violence Environmental Quality Immunization
    Access to Health Care

    As a part of the study the committee adopted a well campus initiative and formed a plan to include the following ideas:

    • Keep healthy people healthy
    • Help unhealthy people change their behavior to become healthier
    • Support People with serious health issues
    • Enable people to be more productive and satisfied in their life and their work

    The mission of the committee:
    Wellness of all employees is of great importance to the continuance of the mission of Lee University. We can encourage employees to focus on a healthier lifestyle by implementation of a wellness program that pertains to all parts of the body from the physical to the spiritual and by providing tools to make better decisions in regard to physical exercise, weight control, mental health and personal wellness.

    As a result of the study and the initiatives is is important to consider what changes will impact the Lee University Family

    • Living well:Mental and Spiritual Health - Life Balance
    • Exercising well:Physical strengthening
    • Eating well:Weight control &Considering health issues
    • U are special:We are concerned with everyone's personal wellness

    Advantages to LEE and you

    It is the consensus of the committee that following this type of plan can lead to changes in lifestyle and health. The following are viewed as advantages this type of change may invoke:

    • Increased awareness of the relationship between lifestyle and good health
    • A reduction in work absences
    • A savings in medical insurance costs which may lead to reduced premiums
    • A reduction in diseases and early deaths

    Go forth and conquer and live well. “But you will not leave in haste or go in flight; for the Lord will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard.” Isaiah 52:12


    Christy Dale, Employee Benefits Coordinator Dr. DeWayne Knight, Associate Professor of Athletic Training
    Andrea Hudson, Head Coach of Volleyball Ann McElrath, Director of Human Resources
    Kevin Hudson, Director of Campus Recreation Mickey Moore, Director of University Health Clinic
    Dr. Mike Iosia, Professor of Health and Exercise Science Dr. Mark Wickam, Professor of Health and Exercise Science