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NPAIHB Wellness Update Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board Portland, OR Birdie Wermy, MPH (S. Cheyenne) EpiCenter National Evaluation Project Specialist.

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1 NPAIHB Wellness Update Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board Portland, OR Birdie Wermy, MPH (S. Cheyenne) EpiCenter National Evaluation Project Specialist Wellness Committee Members: Birdie Wermy (Chair), Victoria Warren-Mears (Co- Chair), Candice Jimenez, Colbie Caughlan, Erik Kakuska, Luella Azule, Ryan Swafford, Tam Lutz, Tanya Firemoon & Jacqueline Left Hand bull

2 2014 Accomplishments Jumpstart 2014 w/ a New Year’s Resolution for your business: Sustainability at Work challenge Box of toiletries – NARA/Indian Day Celebration Graduation potluck, baby showers, quarterly potlucks 8 week summer challenge – staff awarded with incentives for completion Annual all staff Oaks Amusement Park – August NICWA gifting program – partnered with BIA for Christmas gift tags –Volunteered to help wrap gifts - December Holiday Party (Ate-Oh-Ate Hawaiian food) – December

3 NPAIHB Wellness Activities –Monthly wellness tips/weekly workouts –Monthly Birthday recognition Healthy food –NPAIHB 6 & 8 week challenge –Quarterly potlucks –Executive Director’s Annual Hot Dog Feed/Chili Cook Off – Oregon Food Bank –Annual Picnic –Indian Day Celebration –Secret Pals Work

4 Fitness Challenges NPAIHB 8 week Fitness Challenge 20 participants – honor system 6 week Spokane Fitness Challenge 24 participants Log weekly minutes with a minimum goal of 150/week Aggregate reports Incentives Tribal Organization Avg. Participants Avg. Minutes Team Avg. Per Team Member NARA4810, NATIVE Project 204, NAYA255, NPAIHB248, Portland Area IHS

5 2015 NPAIHB Wellness Survey Q1: Please circle your interest in each of the activities as they have applied to you: –Potlucks/Special occasions = 81.48% –Weekly workouts = 51.85% Q2: Please rate your interest in each of these activities: –Lunchtime movies = Somewhat interested/Indifferent –Team Sports = Indifferent –Planned Hikes = Somewhat interested –Lunchtime fieldtrips = Somewhat interested Q3: Do you utilize the 30 minutes of wellness offered during the working day? –Yes = 92.31% – No = 7.69%

6 2015 NPAIHB Wellness Survey Q4: How would you rate your own level of “Wellness”? –Excellent = 7.41% –Good = 70.37% –Fair = 22.22% –Poor = 0% Q6: Do you have a sit-stand desk? (Veridesk) –Yes = 59.26% (16) –No = 40.74% (11) Q7: Do you utilize the walking treadmill desks? –Yes = 59.26% –No = 40.74%

7 Wellness Conferences Sept. 1-2, 2015 Beaverton, OR 14 th Native Women & Men’s Wellness Conference - San Diego, CA (AII- OU) –Presenters: Birdie, Erik & Candice –60 attendees – mailed 20 add.’ packets Native Fitness – Portland, OR –NPAIHB 2015 Worksite Wellness Summit – Portland, OR Native Fitness XI 2014

8 2015 Goals Send weekly workouts/monthly wellness tips Initiate 8 week challenge (summer) –Participate in other Tribal fitness challenges –Shamrock run, Race for the Cure, AIDS walk Implement suggestions from NPAIHB Wellness survey –Secret Pal board – 6 months –Brown bag presentation(s) –Yoga sessions/videos & other weekly workouts (bike riding & meditation etc.)

9 2015 Goals End of the year survey/feedback on brown bag presentations, weekly workouts, fitness challenges etc. Involvement of staff when planning annual picnic, holiday party & other activities Participate in other sustainability at work or other wellness work challenges Continue to support & provide wellness activities, tools, resources for our Tribes Continue to provide healthy food options for all staff, project meetings & conferences

10 A-ho (Thank You)! Birdie Wermy, MPH (S. Cheyenne) * Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board 2121 SW Broadway Suite 300 * Portland, OR


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