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You are the College's most valuable asset. That is why we sponsor the HealthSmart Wellness Program designed to help you and your family achieve and maintain good health. Your good health contributes to the quality of your work, and it can keep medical care costs down for both you and the College.

Our HealthSmart program is made up of several elements:

Awareness--It is important to become aware of your state of health. HealthSmart may sponsor health screenings in your region which include certain medical tests. Health risk appraisals are also provided through HealthSmart; based on your individual responses, you will receive feedback about potential health concerns.
   
Education--The program provides quarterly newsletters and health and fitness information from other sources, as well. Personal and private health coaching and the 24-hour nurse information service are educational components of the HealthSmart program that allow you to seek information from health care professionals at your convenience. It is important to learn what you can do to improve your lifestyle and health. But it is also important to learn how to make wise health care decisions-such as when to go to the doctor or how to self-treat an injury. Education can play a large role in improving your well-being.
   
Action--Once you are aware of your health goals and how to achieve them, the program will help motivate you and support you in reaching them. Regions may inform employees of local exercise programs or sponsor health fairs. Sometimes, employees join together and begin an exercise group. Each region may have different special programs of particular interest to local employees.
   
In summary, the College-sponsored Wellness Program provides you with the following items:
   
An annual health status assessment with suggestions for health improvement,
   
Personal and private health coaching,
   
24-hour nurse line,
   
Free flu shots for employees and retirees,
   
Periodic special regional activities targeting different health care topics, and
   

A quarterly newsletter containing health care information.

   
Contact your supervisor or the Human Resources Administrator for more information about the HealthSmart Wellness Program in your region.
 
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