UAB Employee Wellness strives to cultivate, innovate and nurture a collaborative approach for the individual and corporate health of UAB employees with a focus on five major areas:

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iStock 513798728On March 3, UAB Employee Wellness invites UAB faculty, staff and students to the first ever Colon on the Green, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the campus green.

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, and Employee Wellness wants to raise awareness around preventing this cancer in a fun and engaging way. Both UAB Employees and Students are invited to enjoy the following:

  • Photo booth and exclusive Blaze photo opp
  • Free T-shirts, socks and other swag for the first 300 attendees
  • Raffle drawing for cookbooks, Fitbits, Employee Wellness swag bags and other fantastic prizes
  • The 16-foot Inflatable Colon provided by Rumpshaker Inc.
  • Steel City Pops ($3/pop)
  • Music from Blaze Radio

Colorectal Cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers, with early detection. In partnership with the American Cancer Society, Dr. William Ferniany, CEO of the UAB Health System, signed the 80x18 campaign last March, committing to support awareness for colorectal cancer screening to encourage that at least 80 percent of our eligible employees would be screened by 2018.

Come show your support to raise awareness and have a little fun at the same time!

WELLSCREENS provided by HealthSmart

 

UAB Employee Wellness wants employees to feel empowered to be their healthiest. From Feb. 22-April 14, all full-time and part-time regular UAB and UAB Medicine employees* may sign up for their 2017 WELLSCREENS appointment. The 15-minute confidential health screen measures blood pressure, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood sugar, BMI, triglycerides and cholesterol ratio/cardiac risk, to give you a snapshot of your health status. 

WELLSCREENS are offered across the hospital and university campus and are provided to you by Employee Wellness. View the schedule below to identify a location that is convenient for you. 

*UA Health Services Foundation, UAB Health System, UAB Hospital, UAB Campus

 

WELLSCREENS 2017 Schedule

FEBRUARY

  • Feb. 22, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.: UAB Hospital North Pavilion Atrium 2nd floor, 615 18th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35233 
  • Feb. 23, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.: UAB Hospital North Pavilion Atrium 2nd floor, 615 18th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Feb. 24, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.: UAB Hospital North Pavilion Atrium 2nd floor, 615 18th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Feb. 25, 7-11 a.m.: UAB Hospital North Pavilion Atrium 2nd floor, 615 18th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Feb. 27, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.: Community Health Services Building Room 501, 933 19th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35233 

MARCH

  • March 1, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: School of Health Professions Room 641 A&B, 1705 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35233 
  • March 2, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.: School of Health Professions Room 641 A&B, 1705 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35233
  • March 7, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: School of Health Professions Room 641 A&B, 1705 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35233
  • March 9, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Administration Building Penthouse, 701 20th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35294 
  • March 10, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.: Hill Student Center Ballroom A, 1400 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35233 
  • March 13, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.: UAB Highlands Media Center, 1201 11th Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35233 
  • March 14, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.: Avondale 1st Floor Cafeteria, 720 39th St. North, Birmingham, AL 35222 
  • March 15, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.: Avondale 1st Floor Cafeteria, 720 39th St. North, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • March 16, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.: The Kirklin Clinic Acton Road 3rd Floor Library, 2145 Bonner Way, Birmingham, AL 35243  
  • March 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.: The Kirklin Clinic Learning Resource Center, 2000 6th Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35233 
  • March 21, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.: The Kirklin Clinic Learning Resource Center, 2000 6th Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35233 
  • March 23, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.: UAB Hospital West Pavilion Atrium, 615 18th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • March 24, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.: UAB Hospital West Pavilion Atrium, 615 18th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35233

APRIL

  • April 4, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.: UAB Hospital West Pavilion Atrium, 615 18th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • April 5, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.: UAB Hospital West Pavilion Atrium, 615 18th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • April 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: UAB Huntsville Room 381, 301 Governors Dr. SW, Huntsville, AL 35801 
  • April 7, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.: Homewood Substance Abuse Center Room 140, 401 Beacon Parkway West, Homewood, AL 35209 
  • April 11, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.: Shelby Building Room 102, 1825 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35233 
  • April 12, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.: Shelby Building Room 102, 1825 University Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35233 
  • April 13, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.: Administration Building Penthouse, 701 20th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35294
  • April 14, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.: Administration Building Penthouse, 701 20th St. South, Birmingham, AL 35294

 

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For more information on your WELLSCREENS appointment, check the WELLSCREENS FAQ

 

Get Rewarded

More than 800 eligible UAB employees received up to a $150 one-time premium savings to offset the cost of their insurance premiums in 2016. 

Benefit eligible employees* enrolled in an active UAB healthcare plan may earn $25 for each healthy or improved (from their 2016 WELLSCEENS appointment) metric, a one-time savings of up to $150 on UAB health insurance premiums. Employees who fall within a healthy range OR who demonstrate improvement from their 2016 biometric screening results may qualify.

Premium reduction incentives will be awarded after the conclusion of the 2017 WELLSCREENS campaign.

  1. 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 reward. Please contact Employee Wellness to request a reasonable alternative at employeewellness@uab.edu.
  2. If you are unable to attend one of the screening events, you have the option to have the appropriate measures taken by your primary care physician using the Physician Fax Form. A Physician Fax Form will need to be completed by your physician and faxed to UAB HealthSmart (205.996.2974) by 04/14/2017 to receive completion credit for incentive (if applicable). Measurements will not qualify if taken prior to 11/14/16. No exceptions.

 

Get Involved

Join the My Health Rewards program to view your WELLSCREENS results, 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
  • The opportunity to receive a one-time savings on UAB health insurance premiums annually

 

The Health Journey

Eligible employees have an opportunity to save on health insurance premiums, have a chance to win great prizes and stay accountable to live their healthiest life by taking the following steps:

  1. Participate in the 2017 WELLSCREENS event.
  2. Login or register for My Health Rewards and view your 2017 screening results (please allow 7-10 days for your WELLSCREENS information to be posted).
  3. Participate in the targeted health programs detailed below for assistance in reaching your health goals.
  4. Participate again in the 2018 WELLSCREENS event to stay on track and see your improvement.  

Employee Wellness is offering a series of targeted health programs focusing on diabetes, heart health and weight management. Classes will be held from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at 419 A Medical Towers. Space is limited; click on a link below to register.

 

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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Attention UAB employees: You can now purchase discount Fitbit devices
through the UA System Fitbit Program online storefront.

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

  1. Visit the storefront at www.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.

 

 

March Madness Step Challenge

Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to put some mileage on your new Fitbit. Starting March 8, UAB employees have the opportunity to compete against UA and UAH employees in a system-wide health initiative to see which campus can rack up the most steps. The March Madness Step Challenge starts March 8 at midnight and runs through midnight March 23.

How will the challenge work?

You will be prompted to join the ‘UA System Fitbit Program’ when you set up your device online and all your activity will sync automatically with the UA Wellness program. 

What information will be shared if I sync my Fitbit to the UA System Fitbit Program?

When you consent to the program only your exercise activity will be shared. All personal information (height, weight, GPS location) will not be shared with UA System from Fitbit. That information is confidential within your Fitbit consent.

What if I already have a Fitbit device?

Great! If you do not purchase a device but would like to use your current Fitbit device in the wellness challenges, you will be provided with a special link to join the ‘UA System Fitbit Program’ (coming soon).

 

 

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