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March 28, 2017

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March 7, 2017

Award nominees sought for departments that cut ergonomic risks

Nominations are now being accepted for the university's annual MHealthy Ergonomics Awards for Departments.

Any faculty or staff member can nominate a department or unit for reducing ergonomic risk factors by adding new equipment, modifying equipment or redesigning work processes.

December 7, 2016

Registration now open for Active U physical activity challenge

Registration for Active U, MHealthy's 12-week physical activity challenge, now is open.

In its 12th year, the program draws thousands in the U-M community who use the team camaraderie, weekly exercise goal, and coveted T-shirt as motivation to maintain or improve current goals or commit to new ones for the new year.

November 21, 2016

U-M among nation's healthiest employers; adopts well-being model

Signing up for a seminar on personal finances, taking a stroll through campus at lunch with friends, shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables at a farmers' market. All of these activities play an important role in the overall well-being of University of Michigan faculty and staff, and the effort is being recognized.

November 11, 2016

Smokers urged to use Nov. 17 to 'Quit For A Day'

The American Cancer Society recognizes Nov. 17 as this year's Great American Smokeout, and as the day approaches, the MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service is offering the university community a number of services and resources to help smokers plan to quit.

October 10, 2016

REMINDER: Flu-shot clinics run through early November

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. Flu vaccinations continue to be available to U-M faculty and staff at various university locations.

October 3, 2016

Funding available to solve worksite ergonomic issues

In recognition of October as National Ergonomics Month, the university has kicked off its 2016 Ergonomics Grant Program.

University departments and units are encouraged to apply by Oct. 31 to receive up to $5,000 in grant funds to purchase equipment or redesign work processes to solve ergonomic issues. 

September 6, 2016

Active U Autumn starts Sept. 20; syncs with more devices

Registration is now open for MHealthy's 6th annual Active U Autumn physical activity challenge and charity fundraiser.

New for 2016, participants will have more options to sync a tracking device, and this year's donations will support the continuing efforts around the Flint water crisis.

August 10, 2016

Winning departments announced for 2016 Ergonomics Awards

More than a dozen university areas were recognized with MHealthy Ergonomics Awards for implementing ergonomic solutions in their workplace.

Winning areas have decreased risk factors and reduced or prevented employee discomfort by adding or modifying equipment and redesigning work processes.

August 10, 2016

Health-minded employees sought to be MHealthy Champions

MHealthy is recruiting faculty and staff members through the end of August to serve as MHealthy Champions. These volunteers help support a healthier workplace culture within their department, unit or school.

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