July 29, 2010

Go for the Gold Program kicks off for 2010

Go for the Gold, the annual program designed to encourage better health habits among staff and faculty, has been revamped and all three steps are now ready for participation, said Lori Rolando, M.D., MPH, Medical Director for Health Plus.

“This year we have a new, earlier deadline of Oct. 31, so we are encouraging everyone to get started now on the three steps of Go for the Gold,” she said.

Step One: Complete your yearly Health Risk Assessment to learn more about your health risks.

Step Two: Complete the Wellness Actions Log that is new and more challenging. Staff and faculty who visit the Wellness Actions Log will be able to start choosing actions to improve or maintain good health.

Step Three: Watch the new Game Plan for Your Health video about maintaining a healthy weight, called “Eat. Move. Feel.”

To check your current Go for the Gold status, log in to the Health & Wellness Information Portal.

All benefits-eligible faculty and staff can learn about their health risks and take action to reduce those risks by completing the Go for the Gold program. Faculty and staff who elect and pay for the Vanderbilt Health Plan benefits in 2011 are also eligible for a wellness credit of up to $240.

Deadline for participation is Oct. 31.