AOE announces educator wellness partnership with Vermont Education Health Initiative – Vermont Biz

by | Aug 25, 2022 | Education

PATH Forward to Provide Targeted Wellness Supports to Vermont School DistrictsVermont Business Magazine The Vermont Agency of Education announced today that it signed a contract with the Vermont Education Health Initiative (VEHI), on a program to advance educator health and wellness in Vermont. The program, PATH Forward, will provide targeted wellness supports to Vermont’s educator workforce, and support Vermont’s supervisory unions and school districts in developing robust wellness programs that meet their individual needs. PATH Forward is a strategic investment in school-based wellness programs, both to meet their immediate needs, and build capacity going forward.
“Health and wellbeing is a key part of Education Recovery,” said Secretary of Education Dan French. “As we embarked on this effort, it became increasingly apparent that educator and school staff wellness is critical to their ability to support students. Providing tailored assistance on a district-by-district basis will ensure teachers have what they need to be successful in the near term, while making sure that wellness gets the attention and supports it deserves in the future.”
The PATH Forward initiative builds on VEHI’s existing Planned Action Toward Health (PATH) wellness programs, while ensu …

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