On this page, you will find content from a health education program created by Allison Carpenter, Ailee Leppi and Sade Shervheim. During this semester, we were given the task to create a health education program with a certain population in mind. The three of us were given the topic of Mindfulness and the connection to Jamar, from there we worked to create the Mindful Moments program. This program is designed to educate Jamar employees on what mindfulness is and provide them with mindfulness techniques to reduce stress that the workplace might cause.
top 5 Skills Developed in HLTH 3305
- Apply health behavior theory, evidence-based practice, and the responsibilities of a health education specialist in community settings.
- Communicate public health information, in both oral and written forms through a variety of media, to diverse audiences.
- Plan, implement, and evaluate a community health lesson using effective educational methods.
- Design effective print and electronic health education, communication, and marketing methods and materials that are culturally and developmentally appropriate.
- Develop teamwork, interpersonal, organizational, feedback, and other transferable skills.
Overview, Organization/Program Name, Vision, Mission, Goals
Our program, Mindful Moments, is a health education program created for Jamar - a specialty construction company in Duluth, MN. This program delivers information through videos, infographics and other instructional resources on these three main concepts:
- What is mindfulness?
- What is stress and how does it impact my health?
- How can I use mindfulness techniques to reduce my stress?
Vision: Present employees, less stressed Jamar
Mission: Promote healthy work environments and employee behavior in the Duluth region through engaging mindfulness training.
Goal: Promote mindfulness techniques that reduce stress to employees of Jamar.
Rationale & Purpose
Problem Statement: The amount of adults in the United States who report the workplace being a stressor in their life remains high. According to the American Psychological Association’s (2019) Stress in America study, the second leading cause of stress in Generation X and Millennial generations is work related (Fig. 2). The American Institute of Stress (2019) also found that around 9 out of 10 American workers say that they experience stress in the workplace. It is widely known that stress can have negative long-term effects if it is not managed in a healthy way. These long-term effects can be mental or physical. Mental long-term effects may include; anxiety, depression, personality changes and sleep disorders (Kane, 2020). Physical long-term effects may include; weight gain, aging appearance, heart attack and stroke (Kane, 2020). Overall, these long-term effects can reduce one's quality of life, as well as their health and wellness as a whole. Because the workplace is a major stressor in working adults, wellness programs focused on stress reduction must be implemented.
This program is guided by The Theory of Planned Behavior, which is a continuum theory that has an intrapersonal level of influence.
For our needs assessment, we sent out a Google Form to the Jamar employees we are working with to fill out. From the results of this survey, we created a health education tailored to the needs of the participants. Below are key findings from this survey.