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UAB Employee Wellness wants employees to not only know their numbers, but also know what to do about them to stay healthy or make improvements.

Register today for the series of targeted health programs focusing on diabetes, heart health and weight management to help the WELLSCREEN results make sense. Classes will be held from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. in Medical Towers (room 419 A). Space is limited, so register below to secure your spot before max capacity (50 people) is reached. All employees are welcome and encouraged to bring their lunch to class.

  • May 4: Weight Management
  • May 11: Heart Health with Adam Britt
  • May 18: Diabetes
  • June 1: Weight Management with Anna Threadcraft
  • June 8: Heart Health with Adam Britt
  • June 15: Diabetes
  • July 6: Weight Management with Anna Threadcraft
  • July 13: Heart Health with Adam Britt
  • July 20: Diabetes

 

WELLSCREENS campaign extended

We’re pleased to announce that we have extended our WELLSCREENS campaign to allow even more employees to know their numbers. If you’re a new hire or happened to miss the campaign, there’s still time. Please note, no monetary incentives are offered for employees screened during the additional dates.

WHEN: June 7-Aug. 16, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • June 7
  • June 21
  • July 5
  • July 19
  • August 2
  • August 16

WHERE: HealthSmart clinic located at 1717 11th Avenue S., Room 713

To schedule your WELLSCREENS, click on the button below.

If you are unable to schedule a WELLSCREEN visit during the offered times, you may instead have your physician complete a Physician Fax Form in order to have a record of current blood work to compare with future WELLSCREEN visits. Submission deadline is Aug. 16, 2017.

Participants who cannot meet the standards outlined by the program for medical reasons may qualify for a reasonable alternative and may still have an opportunity to qualify for the 2018 WELLSCREENS campaign reward. Please contact Employee Wellness to request a reasonable alternative at employeewellness@uab.edu. Participating employees must be full time or part time regular UAB and UAB Medicine employees (UA Health Services Foundation, UAB Health System, UAB Hospital, UAB Campus).

 

Wellness after WELLSCREENS

Join the My Health Rewards program to not only view your WELLSCREENS results but also keep track of your behaviors and earn points to be entered into a sweepstakes for some amazing prizes. The program is free for all benefits eligible employees. In addition, My Health Rewards offers the following:

  • Health-risk profile, which is an evaluation of your health-risk level
  • Targeted health programs to help set and achieve goals

 

It pays to be healthy

More than 1,900 eligible UAB, HS and HSF employees received up to a $150 one-time WELLSCREENS reward by participating in the 2017 WELLSCREENS campaign from Feb. 20-April 18, 2017.

WELLSCREEN earnings will be awarded in May 2017.

  1. Participants who could not meet the standards outlined by the program for medical reasons could qualify for a reasonable alternative and still have an opportunity to qualify for the reward.
  2. Employees unable to schedule a WELLSCREENS visit were encouraged to submit a completed Physician Fax Form by April 14, 2017. Physician Fax Forms submitted after this date were not accepted.

 

UAB complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.  UAB cumple con las leyes federales de derechos civiles aplicables y no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, discapacidad o sexo.  UAB 遵守適用的聯邦民權法律規定,不因種族、膚色、民族血統、年齡、殘障或性別而歧視任何人。

 

iStock 513798728February is American Heart Month, and UAB Medicine is celebrating with a series of events for employees. The list below highlights the events happening around campus!

 

Wear Red Day Photo Shoot

Friday, Feb. 3

On National Wear Red Day, join your co-workers for a group photo shoot to support the fight against heart disease in women:

  • TKC 2nd floor by the staircase: 9 a.m.
  • NP 1st floor lobby: 10 a.m.
  • Avondale 720 1st floor lobby: 11:30 a.m.
  • UAB Hospital-Highlands 1st floor lobby: 2 p.m.

Love Your Heart Table

Show your heart a little love! Visit the UAB Medicine Heart & Vascular Services information table for heart health education materials.

  • Feb. 1: Administration Building 1st floor lobby: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Feb. 2: Avondale 720 Building 1st floor lobby: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Feb. 15: TKC 2nd floor lobby: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Lunch and Learn: " Know Your Heart: The Importance of Cardiovascular Screening and Current Guidelines

Wednesday, Feb. 8
West Pavilion Boardroom: noon-12:45 p.m.

UAB Medicine Heart & Vascular nurse practitioner Lisa Findley, along with UAB employee and heart disease survivor Nancy Borkowski, discuss the importance of cardiovascular screenings and the current guidelines. Space is limited. Attendance and free Chick-fil-A lunches available to the first 35 attendees.

Simple Cooking with Heart

Wednesday, Feb. 22
North Pavilion 2nd Floor Atrium: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sample delicious, heart-healthy recipes from the American Heart Association and take home a new UAB Medicine Heart & Vascular Services recipe booklet!

If you are interested in purchasing a 2017 Heart Walk T-Shirt, please contact Christy Underwood at 934-2351 or christywilliams@uabmc.edu.

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Purchase a FITBIT

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UA, UAB and UAH employees get preferred pricing on all Fitbit devices through the UA System Fitbit Program. Start tracking your fitness in three easy steps:

  1. Visit the storefront at fitbit.com/welcome/UASYSTEM.
  2. Enter your discount code, which is the word "blazer" followed by your unique BlazerID.
    Example: blazersmith123
  3. Purchase the device of your choice.

 

Join the UA Dashboard

When you set up your new Fitbit device online, you will be prompted to join the UA System Dashboard and your exercise activity will sync automatically. All personal information (height, weight, GPS location) will not be shared with UA System — that information is confidential within your Fitbit consent.

Already have a Fitbit? Great! If you do not purchase a Fitbit device, you can still join the UA Dashboard and take part in system-wide wellness challenges. Register your current device with the UA System Fitbit Program to receive an email with a link that will allow you to join the UA Dashboard. Please allow 24-48 hours after registration for link to arrive.