Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.18
Liaison Josh Nease
Submission Date May 21, 2019
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Radford University
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Josh Nease
Sustainability Manager
Academic Programs
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Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all staff?:

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all faculty?:

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s), including information to support each affirmative response above :

Faculty & Staff: Employee Assistance Program
Employees who are participating in one of the health plans offered by the state can take advantage of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This plan offers counseling sessions for employees and their dependents with up to four sessions at no charge. EAP counselors are available to assist employees with issues related to: alcohol, drugs, family, health, legal, financial, housing, mental health, child care, elder care, grief, spousal/child/parent abuse, workplace, career planning and retirement.

Highlander Wellness
Radford University is devoted to providing our employees with the resources needed for overall health and wellbeing. A healthy work-life balance does more than improve the productivity and satisfaction of employees; it positively affects the overall lifestyle and well-being of employees and their families. Please see below for a listing of resources.

Family/Work Life Balance

Changes in your lifestyle can have a big impact on your health. The CommonHealth program strives to make a difference in the health of employees and the workplace by integrating health into the work culture. More than 40 different health promotion services are offered to state agencies, including fitness and stress management, personal health and safety, and weight control and nutrition.

Faculty & Staff Fitness
The Department of Health and Human Performance offers Faculty and Staff Fitness Programs in Peters Hall Fitness Lab.
Campus Walking Routes
Several walking routes [PDF] have been mapped out around the Radford University campus with the distance and approximate time taken to walk the loop.

Weight Watchers
The Commonwealth of Virginia offers Weight Watchers at special pricing to state employees, spouses and adult dependents. Visit Weight Watchers [PDF] for information on the program options, special offerings and how to join. Employees eligible for the health benefits program may also be reimbursed for half the cost of services, once they have completed program requirements.
At-work meetings are held at Radford University every Thursday from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Human Resources Conference Room. All employees are eligible to attend and can join at any time.
For more information on joining Weight Watchers and beginning your journey to a better you, visit weightwatchers [PDF].

Other Health Programs
The Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to offering programs that aid in the health of our employees. If you are an employee who has chronic health issues and are participating in a state health care plan, you may qualify for the Healthy Insights program that provides aid for specific health issues. The Healthy Beginnings program offers additional benefits for maternity wellness.
In addition, to help our employees live a healthy lifestyle My Active Health offers resources, guidance and support you need to reach your wellness goals! Change does not happen overnight but we'll help you start down the path to a healthier lifestyle today. To take advantage of these programs, visit MyActiveHealth Brochure [PDF] or select the program listed below that fits your needs.
Healthy Insights [PDF]
Healthy Beginnings [PDF]
MyActiveHealth Portal

Students: Student Health & Wellness
Radford University is devoted to providing quality, accessible, state-of-the-art health services and resources to support students. From primary care and counseling services to fitness activities, Radford University prioritizes students' health and wellness.

Student Health Services
Primary care
Nurse Access/medical information service
Additional Services

Student Counseling Services
Individual, couples, and group psychotherapy
Medication evaluations and management
Professional consultation
Additional Services

Student Recreation and Wellness
Club sports
Outdoor programs
Fitness and wellness facilities and support
Additional services and programs

Substance Abuse & Violence Education Support
RU Aware
SHAC Peer Educators
Additional Services

Center for Assessment & Psychological Services
Additional Services

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