Healthy OHIO

Healthy OHIO

Healthy OHIO is Ohio University's employee wellness initiative managed by WellWorks.

The program is intended to give employees and their spouses/partners customizable tools and resources for a variety of wellness goals. While some programs are exclusive to individuals on the University's medical plan ("benefits-enrolled"), other programs are available to those eligible for benefits and still others are available to everyone. 

Healthy OHIO hosts a variety of educational and programmatic opportunities including:

Virgin Pulse

The University's mobile wellbeing platform for employees and their spouses/partners is Virgin Pulse. Available as both a web-based platform and an app, Virgin Pulse takes a holistic approach to well-being. Everyone's experience on Virgin Pulse will be different as it is uniquely tailored to your interests, health data, survey responses and more. 

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Biometric Health Screenings

All eligible participants are encouraged to conduct an annual health screening so they stay on track with their wellness goals. Eligible Participants will receive $60 added to the paycheck of the benefits-carrier. 

Three screening options are available:  

Option One: 

WorkHealth Athens

Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 614-566-WORK (9675)

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Option Two: 

Screening Form

Have your primary care physician (PCP) conduct an annual screening and submit a  Physician Screening Form

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Option Three: 

On-Campus Events

  • September 21: Baker University Center, 2nd Floor Corridor
  • October 24: Ridges 13-14-18, Flex Space Corridor

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100 Day Challenge

Check-in at WellWorks 100 Days in a rolling calendar year and you could earn an annual membership for free*.

*Taxed as income

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Cohort-Based Programming

Multi-week, cohort-based programs are ideal in supporting participants' long-term healthy habit changes. WellWorks currently offers three such programs at no cost to benefits-eligible employees: 

  1. Risk Reduction
  2. Practical Nutrition
  3. Mindful Eating


Regular Communication

Healthy OHIO strives to offer regular communication to all employees and managers through monthly and quarterly well-being newsletters. 

If you are a current Ohio University employee who is not receiving our communication, first check to make sure is on your safe sender list. Then, if you still aren't receiving our messages, update your email preferences.

Annual Needs and Interest Surveying

Annually, the Healthy OHIO team requests survey participation from University employees and their spouses/partners. The intention of these surveys is to assess the existing well-being culture of the workplace and identify the well-being interests and needs of its audience. Data gleaned from these surveys is utilized in annual program planning. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for more information about Healthy OHIO? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions. Don't see the answer to your question there? Email us at