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2012 State of_Address

Bernadette M. Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN, university chief wellness officer, associate vice president for health promotion, and dean of the College of Nursing, spoke at the inaugural State of Health & Wellness in Buckeye Nation address to a standing room audience at the Ohio Union on October 10, 2012. Also Bern Melnyk State of_Addressspeaking were Kathleen McCutcheon, vice president and chief human resources officer, and Larry Lewellen, vice president, care coordination and health promotion at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, who offered  comments about the need for improved health among the Ohio State community.

Faculty, staff, and students learned about the One University Health and Wellness Council’s new health and wellness strategic plan and this year’s exciting initiatives to enhance health and wellness, including a new “Wellness Wednesdays” calendar, the Wellness Mentors program, “Just 1 Change” health challenge. Also discussed was the Health Athlete and Nurse Athlete programs—a new energy management initiative being offered to university faculty and staff.

Megan Amaya, PhD, director of health promotion at the College of Nursing, led the audience in a series of exercises easily done in the office.

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Llewellen, McCutcheon, Melnyk, Amaya at 2012 addressLarry Llewellen, Kathlenn McCutcheon, Bernadette Melnyk, and Megan Amaya at the 2012 State of Health & Wellness in Buckeye Nation address