Presentation on theme: "We are in the people business. Because people are the most important asset. Every day 75 million people, approximately 25% of our population, go to school."— Presentation transcript:
We are in the people business. Because people are the most important asset. Every day 75 million people, approximately 25% of our population, go to school or college (includes students, teachers and staff). The Healthy Schools Project* is about making their workplace and learning environment exceptional. Our Mission: Exceptional Workplaces
Approximately 25 percent of our population goes to school or college every day. Includes student, staff and teachers. 67% (50MM people) attend public schools in the PK-12 space. Education Segment Overview
The common cold costs people more than 189 million school days per year Student Performance Suffers Parents’ Work is Affected Budgets are Affected State of the Market
Occupation averages consist of the phone, desk and computer mouse. Teaching: The “Germiest” Job? Dr. Charles Gerba Study - 2009
School & Office Germ Count Swabbing Comparison Average Toilet Seat Count: 55 Baseline ATP Count - 6 pilot s Critical Hot Spots
Absenteeism has an effect on school funding because of the school’s full-time equivalent student count (FTE). The FTE count uses student attendance to determine yearly state, local and national funding allotment per school and district. Easy equation: Total number of students X cost of student illness absenteeism X number of student sick days per year (average 4.5) = cost of student illness absenteeism Ask the key question: What is your cost of illness absenteeism per student? Effects of Average Daily Attendance on School Funding
Schools spend over $2 billion on substitute teacher pay each year. Easy equation: Total number of teachers X number of teacher sick days per year (average 5.3) X the daily fee for a substitute = your schools cost for teacher illness Ask the key question: What is your cost of illness absenteeism per teacher (substitute teacher cost)? Substitute Teacher Cost Impacts on Schools
What if we could transform your hygiene supplies budget into a health & wellness program designed to maximize student, teacher and staff attendance and improve overall school image? The Critical Question
Reduce Student Absenteeism & Presenteesim Improve Teacher/Staff Wellness Enhance School Image An education wellness program that engages and motivates students, teachers and staff to reduce the spread of germs, creating a healthier and more productive learning environment. Value Proposition
–Germ “Hot Spot” Identification –In-classroom activities for K-5 –Posters, stickers, and mirror clings –Washroom, classroom and common area solutions –Student care packs –Convenient caddies –Parent flyers –Website : www.thehealthyschoolsproject.comwww.thehealthyschoolsproject.com Program Components
Hot Spot Audit Identify hygiene “hot spots” Develop customized action plan based on site survey Practices & Products Towel, tissue and skincare - washroom Hand sanitizer, Desk caddies - outside of washroom New offerings: Non- Alcohol Sanitizer, EcoLogo certified sanitizer Student Communication Creative messages to drive compliance Increase engagement across campus/facilities K-5 Classroom Application to instill healthy habits at an early age Proposition Overview
Hitting the Hot Spots: Middle School, High School, University Super Germ Fighters: K-5 Communications
Attention grabbing program designed for Elementary school students helps young students grasp why healthy habits are important. Hot Spot Clings and Posters reinforce healthy habits at key transmission points. Lesson plans with activities allow for teachers to integrate into curriculum and empower students to take ownership of their personal hygiene and classroom cleanliness. Reward reinforcement and simple messages stress healthy habits learned and drive peer influence over hand washing behaviors. Super Germ Fighters
Direct and impactful communication for older students to grasp the basics of germ transmission and where those “hot spots” are in their facilities. Tools designed to intercept students, teachers and staff and drive personal hygiene awareness. Current desk caddies (w/HSP sticker) provide germ fighting products close at hand in appropriate applications. Hitting the Hot Spots Communications
Hot Spot Audit Product Solutions Education & Engagement Tools -Restroom/ Common Area towel, soap and sanitizer implementation required -Classroom Solution required for lesson plans and activities Proposition Overview
Does it Work?: Schools In controlled studies the following was found: Students using Non-Alcohol Sanitizer at proper times in a K-12 setting were 33% less likely to have been absent due to illness compared to the control group. An overall increase in Hand Hygiene behaviour and accessible alcohol based sanitizer products in a University setting resulted in 43% less missed school/work days. K-12 Example Total number of students (varies by school) 500 X Cost of illness absenteeism per student ($29 is the reported per pupil cost in CA and TX) $29 X Average number of days per year students are absent due to illness 4.5 Total annual cost of absenteeism due to illness $65,250 X Reduction in absenteeism (based on controlled studies) 33% Potential Savings$21,532 Journal School of Nursing Study/ University of Colorado Study
Change the Conversation: Schools Do you know of students, teachers, or staff that come to school sick? What is your cost of illness absenteeism per student? What is your cost of illness absenteeism per teacher? Instead of a cost, have you looked at facilities supplies as an investment to promote health & wellness and maximize student, teacher, and staff attendance? District/Principle Operations/Facilities Teachers/ Nurses Do you currently have any hand hygiene or wellness programs in place throughout the school? What if you could implement a health and sustainability program that is holistic, visible, and empowers people to better behaviors?
Outcomes Reduced absenteeism and presenteeism from students, teacher and staff resulting in increased funding and better performance. Healthier, happier students and teachers that recognize and appreciate the steps the school has taken to protect their health and well being. District/Principle Operations/Facilities Teachers/ Nurses Healthier students that perform better and are more aware of practicing their own healthy habits thereby reducing germ transmission in classrooms and throughout the facility.
What if we could transform your hygiene supplies budget into a health & wellness program designed to maximize student, teacher and staff attendance and improve overall school image? Remember: The Critical Question
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