Wellness Advocate Network

About the Wellness Advocate Network

This network is a collaborative group of faculty, staff, and learners designated by their leaders to be liaisons to our office. They actively advocate at an organizational level for workforce well-being in their respective departments, disciplines, and offices.

Purpose is to improve workforce well-being across Michigan Medicine by:

  • Advises their leadership on issues of well-being in their respective department.

  • Share ideas and best practices for improving workforce well-being – what is working in their areas or not, and what are the main concerns of the people they represent.

  • They also support one another in doing this work when faced with challenges.

Departments, disciplines, and offices throughout Michigan Medicine are encouraged to:

  • Select Wellness Advocates who can coordinate and lead workforce well-being initiatives and liaison with the Wellness Office

  • Allocate dedicated time and effort to their Wellness Advocates consistent with the size of the department, discipline, or office, and the scope of its planned wellness activities

  • Assign a formal title for appointed advocates

To learn more, please contact: wellness-office@med.umich.edu, or contact one of our Wellness Advocates.

Nichols Arboretum Peony Gardens: Peonies symbolize wellness - a happy life, happy relationships, good health and prosperity.

The Wellness Advocate Network provided a lifeline to us during one of the most difficult times in our personal and professional careers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Having a weekly meeting with the other advocates gave us a safe place to help and support each other personally along with sharing best practices to help us better care for the people in our departments. This is an incredible network of people who are passionate and devoted to improving the lives of all the care takers here at Michigan Medicine.

- Kim Garver, MD
Wellness Advocate in Radiolog