GAINING HIGHER PARTICIPATION
More than 55 percent of our benefits-eligible population participated
in the annual MHealthy Rewards program in 2011, and more than 28,700 people have participated at least once in MHealthy’s first three years.
Participation in the annual health questionnaire at the university,
in general, surpasses that of other organizations offering a similar incentive, according to StayWell, the national health risk management vendor that provides the screenings and serves approximately 1.1 million people.
Active U, MHealthy’s 12-week physical activity challenge, drew more
than 12,000 participants in its sixth year, and Active U Autumn, which was launched in 2011, attracted more than 9,400 participants.
CREATING A CULTURE OF HEALTH
Similar to how University Unions created an indoor walking route to
help motivate employees to move during colder months (spotlighted in our last issue), we continue to see and hear about innovative ways departments and leaders are fostering healthy workplace cultures.
More than 400 staff and faculty are MHealthy Champion volunteers. They serve two-year terms, promoting MHealthy and organizing workplace activities such as healthy potlucks, walks, Active U teams and more.
MHealthy programs and services consistently ranked over 4.0 on a
5.0 scale for overall satisfaction by customers. As one staff member recently wrote to a health educator in our weight management program:
"Since we last talked, I've lost 40 pounds and I'm
now walking regularly. I couldn't have done this without your help and support when I was in the MHealthy class and then the follow up. Thank you!"