Posted on February 01, 2017
Dear UP employee
The University of Pretoria is proud to announce that our Corporate Wellness Programme, presented in partnership with Bestmed Medical Scheme, will continue in 2017. We remain committed to our stated goal, which is to improve the health and wellbeing of all our employees through education and stimulating activities in support of positive lifestyle changes. This programme is not limited to Bestmed members, but is open to all University employees who want to live a healthy life.
The UP Corporate Wellness Programme was launched towards the end of 2011. During 2016, a total of 1 253 health risk assessments were completed and the results (high, medium, or low risk of disease) were communicated to the employees who had been assessed. All activities and interventions were well supported and positive feedback was received.
The 2017 activities for the UP Corporate Wellness programme will kick off with the Health Risk Assessment (HRA) screenings that will be available from 6 February to 31 March 2017, when Bestmed nurses will be visiting the different campuses and buildings. Appointments have already been arranged in advance with faculties and departments, and screenings will be conducted between 8:00 and 15:00 on the abovementioned dates. Employees appointed to the staff of the University after the completion of the screenings will be invited to HRA screenings and the relevant information will be communicated to them.
To take part in the UP Corporate Wellness Programme, please follow these easy steps:
Please click on the link below to download the Health Risk Assessment form.
In terms of the agreement between the University and Bestmed, only Bestmed members who presented with a high-risk disease profile will be referred to a biokineticist, dietician and/or counsellor for free individual consultations. All Bestmed members who have completed a health risk assessment and lifestyle questionnaire are invited once again to make use of the individual consultations with the abovementioned service providers, which will commence in March 2017. Bestmed will be in contact with individuals who qualify for individual interventions.
Group interventions will continue and information on the scheduled events will be communicated via email, so be on the lookout! Group interventions for 2017 will include the following:
Should you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact our new Wellness Coordinator, Stembiso Magagula, at 012 420 2870, or send an email to [email protected]
Let's make health and wellness a way of life!
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