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April 24, 2014

New webinars demystify wearable activity trackers

The popularity of wearable activity trackers like Jawbone, Fitbit, Nike FuelBand and others have grown considerably over the last year.

In May, MHealthy is offering free webinars to help those who are interested in learning more about the features and health benefits these devices have to offer.

April 22, 2014

MHealthy recruiting department-level Champions

MHealthy is now recruiting new members for its MHealthy Champions program.  Champions are staff and faculty members who volunteer to help create a culture of health within their work areas.

The deadline to apply is April 30.

April 10, 2014

Shared Services Center leader named; first round of feedback over

The first wave of faculty and staff engagement for feedback on U-M's Shared Services Center was recently completed, and project leaders announced Wednesday that Pamela Gabel will serve as the new center's executive director.

She will start her job on April 28 in preparation for the center's opening this summer.

April 7, 2014

Three weeks left to earn $100 with MHealthy Rewards

With three weeks left to complete MHealthy Rewards, more than 14,000 benefits-eligible faculty and staff have completed a wellness screening, and more than 17,000 have completed the health questionnaire. The universitywide goal is 47 percent completion of both.

March 12, 2014

Changes to U-M retirement savings plan announced

University leaders have accepted the recommendations of two committees charged last fall with reviewing aspects of retirement savings, retiree health benefits and U-M Health System paid time off programs.

February 27, 2014

Nominees sought for department, employee Ergonomics Awards

MHealthy is accepting nominations for its eighth annual Ergonomics Awards, given to university units and employees that have implemented ergonomic solutions in the workplace.

Ergonomics is the science of fitting the work­place to the worker, often resulting in the promotion of safety, health, productivity and job satisfaction. 

February 24, 2014

MHealthy offers new webinar-based weight loss program

Registration now is open for "Ready to Lose," MHealthy's new, free webinar-based weight-loss program for university employees and their spouses/other qualified adults with a body mass index greater than 25.

January 29, 2014

U-M named one of nation's 100 healthiest employers

The University of Michigan has been named one of the 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. The award recognizes employers who have comprehensively incorporated the most effective employee wellness programs and practices.

January 6, 2014

A message to faculty and staff regarding winter weather

Campus colleagues,

As severe weather in the region continues, we’d like to thank the faculty and staff members who have taken extra measures to continue operations and to prepare the campus for a new semester and returning students.

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