Creating a Culture of Wellbeing for WSPRA

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  • Presented by: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington and Alliance for Healthier Generation

    Jill Patnode (  
    Jackie Vizzare (

    Members (Free)  |  Member Registration
    Non-Members  ($25)  |  Nonmember Registration

    September 15, 2021
    10:30 a.m. - Noon

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    Workshop Summary:

    Healthy staff and teachers are our most valuable resource for creating safe

    and supportive learning environments. This workshop will explore why individual and collective wellbeing are challenging and necessary skills. Participants will be introduced to the components of wellbeing and explore using the SELF-CARE acronym and Thriving Schools Staff Wellbeing Assessment as a way to strengthen the long-term wellbeing of central office staff. 

    Attendees will learn to:

    • Describe how stress can be toxic and ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) impact the whole school, including staff well-being. (Central staff)
    • Introduce a framework and tools to strengthen staff wellbeing & resiliency in central office settings (using the Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools Assessment).
    • Identify at least 3 resources and/or activities to strengthen staff well-being in central office departments.
    • Access resources and funding to support year-long staff wellbeing activities



  • Jill Patnode, MSW

    Jill Patnode has been the Thriving Schools Director for Kaiser Permanente of Washington since 2018 where she has supported efforts to increase resiliency in school environments and access to healthy foods and physical activity in schools.  Prior to this she worked at the Puget Sound Educational Service District in various roles supporting students with Tier 2 & 3 behaviors.  She achieved a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington.  During her 27 years working with at-risk youth her roles have spanned the continuum of direct service to systems change and include: parole counselor, prevention intervention specialist, middle school intervention coordinator, program manager and director.   Jill currently participates on several statewide planning teams School Safety & Student Well-Being Advisory Committee, WA State Children’s Mental Health Workgroup-School Subcommittee and WA State Healthy Students Promising Futures Team.  

    Jackie Vizzare, CWWPM

    Jackie is a Workforce Health Consultant with Kaiser Permanente of Washington. In this role, she provides consultation and support for employers in creating a culture of health and wellness in the workplace. Her background resides in strategic program design within health engagement and wellness programs with an emphasis on preventive health. Jackie holds a BS in Exercise Science from Seattle Pacific University, is a certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager from National Wellness Institute, and a certified Group Fitness Instructor.