Health Champion Program Delivers Best Culture of Health Outcomes

Program Description

Sarah Hawkins presents Florida Hospital Health Champion program at the conference

Sarah Hawkins, MS

CREATION Health Consultant, Florida Hospital

Jana McGarvey

Health Champion Program Coordinator , Florida Hospital, CREATION Health Employees, Orlando FL


AAOHN 1.05 | AAFP 1.0 | ACSM 1.0 | CDR 1.0 | NCHEC 1.0 (advanced)

Health Champion program is all inclusive and extremely unique when it comes to the whole person approach. CREATION Health stands for Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook and Nutrition, which encompasses mind, body, and spirit. As a Health Champion, you don’t have to be a certain age or fitness level. All our Health Champions are on their own health journey and are able to encourage others along the way. The knowledge base of whole person health, and how to care for mind, body and spirit is taught through a fundamental course. Health Champions are given the freedom to create and promote programs that connect with their teams and those needs. They are given support and resources to create successful engagement with CREATION Health. We focus a lot of our efforts internally on bringing our Health Champions together to share “What’s Working” and best practices. We’ve also been able to fund several grant projects. These projects are led by Health Champions and help create a stronger culture of health. The Health Champion grant project has made our program truly special in that it allows our champions to take on more leadership roles within their department. We also have a successful program that takes departments throughout our system to work one-on-one with our team to achieve specific department wellness goals. These unique program aspects have helped to elevate our growing program of Health Champions.


Presenter Bio(s):

Sarah Hawkins currently serves as a CREATION Health Consultant for Florida Hospital’s employee wellness program, CREATION Health Employees. Sarah holds a Master’s Degree and undergraduate degree in Health Education and Behavior from the University of Florida. She currently oversees the wellness strategy and promotion for two Of Florida Hospital’s campuses, leading out on CREATION Health Initiatives. She also collaborates with campus leaders and Health Champions to provide campus data progress reports, while serving as a resource for all employees to ensure their participation and success with the wellness programs. She loves being a part of the CREATION Health Employees team and being able to interact with employees who are so dedicated to wellness and inspiring others. Sarah is also a certified Health Education Specialist with experience in health promotion, planning, volunteer management, and research. She enjoys running, baking, and spending time with her husband and their two dogs, Charley & PJ.


Jana McGarvey currently serves as the Health Champion Program Coordinator for Florida Hospital’s employee wellness program, CREATION Health Employees. Jana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Taylor University. In her role, she oversees close to 800 Health Champions. As the coordinator, Jana is responsible for program operation, training, communication, events and data reporting relating to Health Champion engagement. Her favorite part is being able to work with employees throughout the hospital and to see their faces light up when they reach new successes and make positive changes to their health. Jana is a mother and grandmother and cherishes the time she spends with her family. She enjoys being outside, taking exercise classes, cooking and going on adventures with her husband, Steve.