The NCMS Plan partnered with WHA to initiate a wellness campaign that provided employees and their family members with opportunities and incentives to achieve and maintain good health. To qualify for the grant, WHA pledged to create an environment that supported healthy lifestyles; had its employees complete a health assessment, an annual physical, and a biometric screening. In addition, each employee was encouraged to attend a 30-minute healthy living educational seminar.
“We believe strongly in providing our associates with opportunities to make better health care choices, with an emphasis on personal accountability,” said NCMS member Robert Littleton, MD. “As a health care provider, wellness opportunities for our own associates make sense from a number of perspectives: our concern for associate well-being, addressing health care costs, and serving as a role model for our patients.”
Dr. Littleton also stated, “When we were offered the opportunity to create a wellness program, we were excited to take the challenge. The program continues to garner strong support from the WHA Board of Directors and is in the process of planning ahead for year two.”
Congratulations to WHA on this great accomplishment! The NCMS Plan provides group benefits to approximately 900 medical practices in North Carolina. Learn more about the NCMS Plan and its Practice Wellness grant program here or contact Jason Horay, NCMS Plan Health Promotions Coordinator at email@example.com or 919-878-7530.
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