April 7, 2014

Eleven Honored with 2014 Award of Distinction
Annual Town Hall Meeting - Wednesday, April 16
Emory Increases Reimbursement Rate for Tuition Reimbursement Program
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Know Your Numbers Campaign Serves as a Call to Action for Emory Employee
Emory University Emeritus College (EUEC) Retirement Seminar May 1, 2014
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Know Your Numbers Campaign Serves as a Call to Action for Emory Employee

Like many Emory employees, Kevin, who works as a clinician at the Faculty Staff Assistance Program, got a free health screening as part of the annual Know Your Numbers campaign.  And, like many employees, he received some very valuable health information as a result.

“This was my second year participating in the Know Your Numbers screening,” says Kevin. “This year provided me with very timely and critical information. I discovered some recently developing elevations in certain numbers which had previously always been normal, which could eventually impact my health in significant ways.”

Kevin is a great example of why it is important for all of us to “Know Your Numbers” each year. According to Michael Staufacker, director of health management at Emory, “Blood pressure, glucose, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and body mass index (BMI) can all change over time as we get older. And for many of us, we may not feel any different even if one or more of these measures is high.”

The biometric screening was a call to action for Kevin. He says, “Were it not for this feedback, I may have taken more time in getting back to where I want to be in my healthy lifestyle habits. This screening was a good reminder about my own self-care--a lesson for all who work in this industry not to neglect our own needs in our service to others. For all of these reasons, I am thankful for the Healthy Emory initiative and the annual screenings it provides!"

Not only did Kevin gain valuable health-related information, he also completed the first step to receive his health plan incentive. Employees (who are covered by Emory’s medical plan) have the opportunity to earn $200 if they complete two steps: (1) a biometric screening; (2) Aetna’s Simple Steps® health questionnaire. Learn more on how you can earn this incentive and more.

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