We are pleased to share MHealthy’s 2017 Annual Report. The report focuses on several key objectives and the impact these areas have had on our organization and the health and well-being of our university community. Highlights from the 2017 calendar year include:
- More employees completed MHealthy Rewards-eligible healthy activities than in previous years, and thousands continue to take advantage of free and low-cost mainstays like Active U, M Farmers Markets, exercise and relaxation classes, Ready to Lose, and chef demonstrations.
- Our mental and emotional health counseling and consultation services continued to be a vital resource to individuals, departments, and unit managers. In 2017 alone, thousands on campus and in Michigan Medicine utilized services for stress, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, burn-out, self-care, and more.
- We also saw our events celebrating U-M’s bicentennial sell out or nearly sell-out. More than 800 yoga enthusiasts took over Michigan Stadium over a three-hour period in October. Another 880 packed the Michigan League, Dow Auditorium or watched the livestream of one of the leading thinkers on positive psychology, Dr. Martin Seligman, to glean wisdom on flourishing in today’s world.
- Our commitment to those who are at high risk for chronic conditions like back pain, depression and diabetes continued as well. By partnering with units and departments considered at higher risk, employees now have better access to customized programs that meet their specific needs.
Thank you to those who continue to support U-M’s health and wellness initiatives; it is vital to improving the well-being of our faculty and staff and moving toward becoming a model community of health.