University of Wisconsin–Madison

Badger Well-Being Champions

The Badger Well-Being Champion Network is designed to support and improve a healthy, inclusive, and engaging work environment among UW–Madison faculty and staff by:

  • Increasing the number of departments at UW–Madison that are supporting employee health and well-being; and
  • Recognizing and honoring both individual and departmental efforts to create healthy workplaces


Our mission is to support the entire UW–Madison community in achieving a healthy, inclusive, and engaging place to work by addressing three levels.

  • Developing:  Gaining exposure to well-being concepts, learning, and self-assessment and reflection on habits
  • Cultivating Influence:  Knowledgeably influencing each other’s thinking and being influenced to be healthier and more balanced
  • Mastering:  Accepting responsibility for and beginning to influence health and wellness systems on campus

Champion Responsibilities and Time Commitment

As a Badger Well-Being Champion, you will introduce the program to your unit; complete an audit of your department’s strengths and potential areas for growth; develop an action plan for health and well-being; execute one goal from your action plan; and share your success stories with others on campus.

Champions are asked to serve a one-year term. The estimated time commitment is one to two hours per month. Champions should also plan to attend at least three Workplace Well-being Community of Practice meetings per program year.

How to Become a Champion

There are two ways to become a Badger Well-Being Champion.

  • A supervisor can nominate someone from their department. The nominee fills out the online application.
  • Nominate yourself to be a Champion for your work area.

In either case, your supervisor will be asked to approve your participation in the program. Once the supervisor sends a reply approving your participation, you will be accepted into the program.

Nominate a Well-Being Champion

Current Well-Being Champions