Wellness Champions Promote a Healthier Campus

  When Melissa Jackson, an administrative support specialist, became a wellness champion at NC State, she thought all she would do is motivate colleagues to engage in physical activities. Jackson encouraged coworkers in the Department of English to participate in 3-mile races before the Employee Wellness Champions program started, making her the department’s de facto Read More »

Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes

A 12-month diabetes prevention program will be held at NC State, starting Oct. 7. Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recognized program that uses proven strategies to help participants prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes. NC State partnered with the North Carolina Division of Public Read More »

Flu Shots Offered at NC State

NC State will offer free flu shots in October and November to eligible university employees. All members of the State Health Plan, their dependents and retired members younger than 65 are eligible to receive a free flu shot. The shots will be offered at pop-up clinics around campus. Members of other insurance plans also are Read More »

University HR Announces Financial Wellness Seminars

  Kiresten Smith Branch doesn’t remember talking to her parents about being financially responsible when she was a child. But Branch said when she and her husband, André, have children, discussions about financial responsibilities will be a priority. That’s why Branch recently attended a University Human Resources-organized workshop about how to teach children good financial Read More »

Benefits of Biking to Work

Nancy Whelchel used to be so dedicated to riding her bike to work she didn’t even check the weather forecast before leaving home. Whelchel is as fervent about biking to work today as she was 26 years ago when she moved to North Carolina. But now she makes sure to check the weather before making Read More »

New Personal Health Portal

The North Carolina State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees has launched a new Personal Health Portal, open to all active employees and non-Medicare retirees. This portal provides a comprehensive library of tools and resources to assist members in assessing health risks and engaging in healthy activities.   The portal includes a variety of Read More »

Register to Become an NC State Wellness Champion

If you have a special interest in creating a culture of wellness in your college, unit, or department, apply to be an NC State Wellness Champion! Serving as a wellness champion is a great opportunity for individuals to make thier organization a healthier workplace. Wellness Champions work to promote wellness, lead activities for their colleagues, Read More »

Check. Change. Control®

NC State Human Resources has partnered with the North Carolina State Health Plan and the American Heart Association to offer NC State Staff and Faculty Check. Change. Control®, a free evidence-based blood pressure monitoring program. The purpose of this program is to eliminate high blood pressure as a health disparity among Americans and help achieve the Read More »

Well Wolfpack Certified Organizations

Cultivating a culture of wellness for the campus community begins with our staff and faculty. If your college, unit, or department supports and encourages employee health and wellness, apply to be recognized as a Well Wolfpack Certified Organization. Certify your organization by completing the Well Wolfpack Certified Organizations Online Form . The application period ends April 28, 2017. Earn points in the Read More »