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Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness Archives

Smoking rate at VU falls to 4 percent

Nov. 18, 2018—The rate of smoking at Vanderbilt University has dropped significantly in the past 15 years, to only 4 percent, down from 9.7 percent in 2003.

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Health Plus: ‘Managing Stress in the Workplace’

Sep. 26, 2018—Jim Kendall, LCSW, CEAP, Manager of Work/Life Connection, will discuss how to focus on resilience and well-being, and integrating these into our work and personal lives to better cope with daily stressors.

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EAP offers resources during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Sep. 10, 2018—Work/Life Connections–EAP offers resources to assist in learning more about how to identify and help those who may be contemplating or talking about plans to harm themselves.

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Volunteers needed for Flulapalooza Sept. 26

Sep. 6, 2018—Volunteers are needed for Flulapalooza—for clinical and non-clinical staff as vaccinators, vaccinator helpers, documenters and for help with patient flow.

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Get to ‘Know Your Numbers’ with Health Plus at upcoming events

Aug. 21, 2018—'Know Your Numbers' is a quick, non-invasive biometric screening program. Employees can check blood pressure, weight, and body mass index.

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What’s new in the Health Plus Health Guide

Aug. 14, 2018—The Health Plus Health Guide is the portal that leads you to gold—Go for the Gold! The newest improvements to the portal include the following.

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National Diabetes Prevention Program available for employees

Aug. 8, 2018—Health Plus is offering new sessions of the one-year lifestyle change program, the National Diabetes Prevention Program, for faculty/staff or spouses with prediabetes or a history of gestational diabetes.

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Diabetes Prevention Program for employees receives CDC recognition

Aug. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt Health & Wellness has received a Certificate of Full Recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its Diabetes Prevention Program for employees.

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Babies and You: ‘Facing the Challenges of Pregnancy’ Aug. 16

Aug. 2, 2018—Health Plus wants to support you in having a healthy pregnancy by offering Babies & You, a prenatal education program to encourage early and consistent prenatal care.The program is offered to Vanderbilt faculty/staff, spouses, or dependent children.

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Wellcast: Is my spending an addiction?

Jul. 17, 2018—Listen to the Employee Assistance Program interview local therapist, Michael Murphy LCSW, about the dangers of emotional spending. 

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Vandy Walks: ‘Sustainability Campus Tour’ July 17

Jul. 12, 2018—This month’s "Vandy Walks" tour will feature a guided tour of Vanderbilt’s sustainable campus features on July 17 from noon to 12:45 p.m.

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Babies and You: ‘Caring for your newborn’ July 19

Jul. 11, 2018—Health Plus wants to support you in having a healthy pregnancy by offering Babies & You, a prenatal education program to encourage early and consistent prenatal care.The program is offered to Vanderbilt faculty/staff, spouses, or dependent children.

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