The Healthy IU Steering Committee was formed in late 2013 by Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer MaryFrances McCourt. Members of the Healthy IU Steering Committee create initiatives aimed at continuing to improve employee health on all IU campuses. Programming plans and goals are prioritized by IU’s CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard and findings from the university’s Workplace Health and Wellness survey of 5,523 employees.
For FY2015, main initiatives include:
- Expanding the Diabetes Prevention Program offered at IU Bloomington and IUPUI to all campuses.
- Promoting physical activity on campus by marking walking paths and installing signage to encourage stair use.
- Expanding healthier food options in vending machines on all campuses.
- Continuing to research mental well-being initiatives; promote Employee Assistance Program, mental health screenings and services; and provide stress-management programs on all campuses.
- Expanding marketing and communications for Healthy IU.
Steering Committee Members
Director of Fitness and Wellness, Campus Recreational Sports
University Director of Sustainability, Indiana University
Dean and Associate Professor of Nursing, IU East
Medical Director, IU Health Center
Manager, HR/Training/Safety, Facility Services
Assistant Dean and Executive Director, Campus Recreational Sports
Director, Office for Intergroup Dialogue and Civil Community, IUPUI
Cathlene Hardy Hansen
Director of Health & Wellness Education, IUB Health Center
Patricia W. Hollingsworth
Director, Healthy IU
Mike Craig Jenson
University Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Shelly Johns, Psy.D., ABPP
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute
Patricia "Tish" Kelly-Holmes, M.D.
Medical Director, IUSB
Senior Lecturer, Kinesiology, School of Public Health
RD, Healthy IU
Interim Vice Chancellor, Division of Student Affairs
Senior Administrative Secretary, Healthy IU
Jennifer P. Piurek
Director, Communications and Special Projects, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President
Manager, Healthy IU
Lisa K. Staten
Associate Professor, Director, Social and Behavioral Sciences Department
Associate Vice President for Human Resources