Wellness Program

Our Wellness Mission

To encourage and support a culture of wellness that engages our work‐force and improves the health and well‐being of our employees.

The Wellness Committee operates as part of Human Resources in City Hall. Wellness Committee: Jennifer Harrell (HR), Josh Hoard (PW), Monica Howard (PD), Amy Knight (Legal), Tammy Ledford (PW), Ricky Levi (W&S), Brendan Shanahan (Eng), Terri Swann (DAD), Justin Ward (FD

Lu Ann Welter, HR Coordinator

145 Fifth Avenue East

828-233-3204

lwelter@hvlnc.gov


The City’s Wellness Program, Taking Shape, is designed to get employees active by encouraging fitness, preventive measures, education and volunteer opportunities. The City has partnered with Mission Health to provide the technical support for our program. This brochure provides important information on how to participate in the program by earning points to receive quarterly wellness incentives.

To join the program:

~ complete the Account Form and return it to the HR Coordinator,

~ after receiving a Welcome e-mail, set up your account and complete the Personal Health Assessment,

~ obtain either a FitLinxx Pebble or Fitbit,

~ activate your device on your account, and

~ start earning points.

(To be eligible for enrollment, you must be eligible for the City’s Health and Dental Insurance or be a permanent part-time employee.)

Wellness program Brochure

Health Visit Verification Form


TOBACCO CESSATION PROGRAM

If you use tobacco products, the single most important thing you can do to improve your health is to quit smoking/using smokeless tobacco products. Cancers, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, delayed wound healing, and many other health problems can be linked to nicotine addiction.

If you are trying to kick the habit and need help with medication, nicotine patches, or other physician approved programs, the City will provide a one-time reimbursement of $75 to help you kick the habit.