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:
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.
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:
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:
- Risk Reduction
- Practical Nutrition
- Mindful Eating
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 Wellworks@ohio.edu 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.
Additional Employee Well-being Resources
Explore our diverse set of employee wellbeing resources! There's something for everyone.