Program Components

One of the greatest things about the Employee Wellness Program is that it is not all or nothing. Eligible employees may participate in any or all components. The program is designed to improve overall employee health, physical condition and mental wellness through education, screening, and outreach. Examples of these components are outlined below.

Financial Incentives

Employees have various opportunities to earn financial incentives from participating in any or all components of the Employee Wellness Program. Examples of incentives include Wellness Employee of the Month, Lecture Drawings, EarnBack/Cash Incentive (based on participation points), Challenge Incentives, etc. Additional information on program incentives can be found on the Program Benefits page.

We are committed to helping employees achieve their best health. Rewards for participating in a wellness program are available to all eligible employees. If you think you might be unable to meet a standard for a reward under this wellness program, you might qualify for an opportunity to earn the same reward by different means. Contact Lindsey Patrick via email at or call (937) 296-2446.

Annual Health Risk Appraisals (Screening & Online Assessment)

At the beginning of each Wellness Year (November), confidential Annual Health Risk Appraisals (HRAs) are conducted by Kettering Medical Center (KMC). The HRA includes a screening component (Finger Stick Lipid Panel Test, Blood Pressure and Body Mass Index Screenings) and an online Lifestyle Questionnaire.

The goal of the HRA is to provide valuable information concerning an employee’s health and offer areas for improvement. KMC communicates directly with the employee regarding the results.

Employees who participate in the full HRA will receive a free annual fitness pass to the Kettering Recreation Complex and the Kettering Fitness & Wellness Center. In addition, employees may receive participation points for fully completing the HRA.


Knowledge is power. Various internal and external organizations conduct wellness, fitness and nutrition lectures onsite throughout the year. Lectures are recorded and employees have the option of attending “live” sessions or watching a DVD copy upon delivery to each department.

Employees attending/viewing lectures will be entered into a $50 drawing for each lecture conducted. Employees wanting to be entered for the chance-to-win drawing and/or participation points must watch the lecture within 8 weeks of the actual lecture date.

Health Screenings

Various health screenings will be held throughout the year at several locations including the Government Center, Kettering Recreation Complex and the Kettering Fitness & Wellness Center. Examples of screenings conducted now and in the past include blood pressure, lipid screenings (cholesterol, glucose, triglycerides, body fat), A1c screenings, vascular screenings, etc. Many times screenings come at no cost to employees and are assigned participation point values.

Wellness Challenges

Wellness Challenges vary and offer employees a chance to challenge themselves in areas of interest, struggle, and excellence. Challenges are typically six to eight weeks long and are offered quarterly. Participants who reach the established goal earn eligibility in a chance-to-win prize and participation point values.

Examples of challenges in the past include Project Zero (healthy weight maintenance through the holiday season); Water Intake (increased water consumption); 8-7-5-2-1-0 (focused on total wellness including sleep, activity, fruit/veggie intake, screen time, water, etc.); and Get Moving (walking challenge with a goal of 10,000 steps/day or 40,000 steps/week).

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