Health and Wellness Committee

NMU HeartThe University Health Care and Wellness Committee is a standing committee charged with reviewing the health care costs for the university with the prospect of identifying ways to control or reduce such costs. It also recommends a university-wide Health Care and Wellness Program, which is designed to promote better health among members of the campus community. The program includes regular health screenings and a positive well-being.

The committee consists of representatives from each employee union group, a representative from the non-union employee group and a member of the retirees group covered under NMU's group health insurance. In addition, representatives are present from various university academic departments including Nursing and Health and Human Performance. Representatives from Financial Services and the Health Center also sit on the committee with the university health promotion specialist and the assistant director of human resources.

The committee meets throughout the year to discuss various health care issues and concerns. It has offered many different programs. These programs included "Get In, Get Out, Get Well," "Satellite Fitness Classes," "Campus Trekkers" walking groups, "Soup Symposiums," "Awakening the Inner Wildcat Incentive Program" and blood pressure screenings. All NMU students, faculty, staff, retirees and spouses are invited to participate in wellness events.

Click here to view a list of Health and Wellness Committee members.