Participating in a university-based community effort will meet the participation guidelines (multi-week program, attending at least 85% of sessions over a minimum of 8-12 weeks), is necessary to be eligible for this incentive. 

Why is this Important?

Having close relationships at work has been found to positively affect employee retention, safety, work quality and engagement. Research indicates that people feel better emotionally when they do kind things for and with other people. Building community within the university is an important part of building well-being for faculty, staff and the university.

Options Include:

  • Books@Work
  • Participating in Crafters@Case
  • Connect with others and improve your health with  Lifestyle Boot Camp
  • Join a Sustained Dialogue group
  • Or consider developing and participating in a new university-based community initiative to build bonds with others on campus. Contact Elizabeth Click, Medical Director, to determine if your group meets the criteria


Books@Work brings professor-led literature seminars to workplaces and community settings to build confidence, critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. Over the course of 12 weeks, the group will discuss three different books. Through shared narratives, Books@Work encourages and nurtures work cultures rooted in trust, open dialogue and strong social connection – all critical elements of wellbeing.

Want to learn a little more? 

Spring 2019
Tuesdays at 12:30 PM in the FPB School of Nursing 1/22 through 4/23
Thursdays at 1 PM in Crawford 720 1/24 through 4/25.
(The schedule is 4 weeks on, one week off)

To register, please contact Mary Ann and let her know which group you prefer. Spaces are limited, so do not delay!

In order to be placed on the roster, you must commit to attending at least 10 of the 12 meetings.

Those who have not yet participated in previous Books@Work groups will have priority.

Lifestyle Boot Camp

A community-based approach to well-being

During the 8-week Boot Camp Series, faculty and staff will be asked to examine their current state of well-being. Through educational discussions with your boot camp group, participants will begin to develop tools essential to create a personalized wellness plan.

Look for a new group to form in early in 2019.


Crafters@Case brings together a diverse group of faculty staff and students from CWRU, University Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic. Groups meet weekly between 12:30 and 1:30 PM in buildings throughout campus.

All are welcome, regardless of skill level. Participants can create hats, scarfs and other items for donation. To earn the Community Wellness Incentive, participants must participate in an on campus group for at least 30 minutes twice a week for at least 12 weeks.

Learn more about Crafters@Case‌ projects, partners and locations.

Fall 2018 Crafters@Case Happenings

1. THE SALE:  The craft sale is scheduled to be held on Monday 12/3 and Tuesday 12/4 in the BRB lobby. The last day to donate items for the sale will be Tuesday 11/27. Proceeds will be donated to the Cleveland Food Bank, where $1 provides 4 meals.

2. UNBOXING PARTY:  This annual event, which brings all the entire Crafters@Case community together, will be held at the first floor lounge of the Nursing School from noon to 1:15p on Tuesday 11/27.

3. ST. HERMAN’S HOUSE/FOCUS CLEVELAND:  We selected this organization as our donation target this year.  They serve all ages and genders. The last day to donate items for St. Herman’s will be Wednesday 12/12.

Sustained Dialogue

The CWRU Sustained Dialogue program brings together individuals from various backgrounds to discuss campus, local and national issues of concern, including diversity and inclusion matters.

For information about the upcoming sessions contact Janetta or John.