For the fifth consecutive year UF Health and UF teamed up to host our Annual Wellness Event series in May. The monthlong initiative at UF Health locations throughout Gainesville encouraged employees to make simple, positive changes to improve our health and wellness.
Wellness staffers provided free biometric screenings and assessed 3,083 UF and UF Health Shands benefits-eligible employees. Participants reviewed their results during a one-on-one meeting with a wellness coach and enjoyed a complimentary boxed lunch or gift certificate from SweetBerries eatery. Additional incentives were available for those who completed an online personal health assessment, received a flu vaccination and were either tobacco-free or participated in a tobacco-cessation course.
Thanks to our employees’ willingness to participate, each year we can assess our faculty and staff’s general wellness, report our findings and offer resources to improve the health of our workforce. In this edition of News+Notes, we will share some of the data from the Annual Wellness Event and highlight a few of the many resources available to help everyone lead a healthy, active life.
Visit GatorCare.org/wellness for more information.