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, Cash 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 lindsey.patrick@ketteringoh.org or call (937) 296-2446.

Annual Health Screenings & Health Risk Assessments

At the beginning of each Wellness Year (November), employees may participate in a free Health Screening (Finger Stick Lipid Panel Test, Blood Pressure and Body Mass Index Screenings) and an online Health Risk Assessment. The goal of this process is to provide valuable information concerning an employee’s health and offer areas for improvement.

Employees who participate in the screening and assessment will receive a free annual fitness pass to the Kettering Recreation Complex and the Kettering Fitness & Wellness Center. In addition, employees may receive Non-Activity Points for fully completing the process.

Education

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 viewing the “live” sessions online or watching a DVD copy upon delivery to each department. Employees who view “live” lectures within 8 weeks of the distribution date will be entered into a $50 drawing. Employees may also view “Mini Lectures”, which average 3-5 minutes in length and offer valuable information on a variety of topics. Non-Activity Points may be earned for watching “live” Wellness Lectures or “Mini Lectures”.

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 Non-Activity 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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