Employee Wellness Program Details

It’s a good day to feel good! The University’s popular Healthy OHIO program kicks off the fall semester with biometric screenings and an exciting Max Buzz™ activity tracker program.

Healthy OHIO is an umbrella wellness program that houses two rewards programs: an online/mobile wellness platform called Virgin Pulse and biometric health screenings. 

Athens campus employees (and benefits-participating spouses/partners) have three convenient options for participating in a health screening this fall: WorkHealth Athens, Castrop Center (September 4 – November 30); Baker University Center, 2nd Floor Corridor (October 3), or; submit a Physician Screening Form. 

“While the health screening happens one time a year, eligible participants can engage with Virgin Pulse year-round,” said Jenn Bennett, director of WellWorks. “Engaging regularly can help shape healthy habits, making us happier and more productive.” Bennett also explained that an additional benefit of this program is that eligible participants can earn up to $200 per year (up to $50 quarterly) when they use the online/mobile wellness platform.

Bennett explained that feedback from employees has revealed that wellness goals often revolve around sleep, exercise and accountability.

“We decided to enhance Healthy OHIO this year by giving eligible participants a Max Buzz™ activity tracker if they can demonstrate that access to a tracker would help them along their wellness journey.” 

A limited number of Max Buzz™ devices are available at no-cost to Virgin Pulse participants. A Max Buzz™ request form must be submitted to be considered for one of the trackers, which will be given away at random throughout the fall semester. More details about the Max Buzz™ program can be found online. 

Regional campus screenings will occur in the Spring semester.

Additional details about Healthy OHIO, including how to register for Virgin Pulse and how to schedule a health screening, are available online at

WellWorks, an initiative of OHIO’s College of Health Sciences and Professions, offers a wide array of wellness services to Ohio University employees as well as the surrounding area. From massage to nutrition to personal training, we have your wellness needs covered. To request accommodations to fully participate in any of our programs, please contact Annie Laurie Cadmus at, 740.593.9458.

Published: Sep 14, 2018