Got questions about being an Ambassador?

We’ve got answers. If you don’t see your question here, contact one of the Healthways Health Promotion Specialists and they will be glad to talk to you all about the program. Click here to locate your area Health Promotion Specialist.

Q: What exactly is a Well-Being Ambassador?

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Ambassadors are employee volunteers who are passionate about helping themselves and their co-workers to be well.

Q: Why would I want to be one?

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There are many great benefits to being an Ambassador. You’ll be instrumental in motivating and educating your employer and colleagues on the tools, resources, and initiatives available to help improve well-being and morale, creating a healthier work environment and improving productivity.  You’ll be a grassroots leader for the organization, and, perhaps most importantly, you’ll learn about yourself, your colleagues, your workplace, and what it takes to truly be well. 

Q: If I decide to become an Ambassador, what exactly will I be asked to do?

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As an Ambassador, your primary responsibility will be to help promote SHBP well-being benefits and offerings through your networks. You’ll do this by being a champion for special events, by modeling well-being as best you can, and by inspiring others to set and achieve their personal well-being goals.

Q: How much time will it take?

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Ambassadors typically commit to one year of service and spend an average of 1-2 hours per month fulfilling the responsibilities of the role.

Q: Should I ask my manager first?

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Definitely. Talk it over with your manager before accepting. Besides the obvious benefits of keeping your manager informed of your work activities, they would likely have some good ideas about how to be an effective Ambassador. And, since your manager is a key member of your network, informing them early and gaining their support will undoubtedly pay dividends later.

Q: Can I still be an Ambassador if I don’t exercise regularly?

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Absolutely! In fact, if you’re just beginning your own well-being journey or working to adopt new, healthier lifestyle behaviors, your ability to empathize may make you more effective in the role.

Q: Is there an application process to be a Wellness Ambassador?

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There is a short online form to complete stating your interest in being an Ambassador. 

Q: What type of health experience (educational or work experience) is required for the Wellness Ambassador role?

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No health experience is required for the role, just a passion for health and wellness, and an interest in helping to create a positive and healthy work environment.

Q: Is the role of the Well-Being Ambassador a paid position?

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No, the role is completely voluntary.