University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

UND hits all-time record in employee participation in work site wellness

UND hit an all-time record for staff and faculty involvement in work site wellness programming. A total of 50 percent of the workforce took part in at least one Workwell or related wellness activity (Health Club Credit, Healthy Blues, etc.). This will allow UND to apply for the American Heart Association Platinum level Fit-Friendly Company award for Year 2012 by achieving the new participation level criteria.

UND has received four Platinum-level awards and six overall national awards from the American Heart Association. UND was the first organization in North Dakota to receive a national Fit-Friendly Company award in 2007. Criteria for the award includes providing programming in physical activity and nutrition, providing a culture of wellness (work site has wellness program coordinator, health risk assessments, preventative health programing, etc.), and has at least 50 percent of employees participating in work site wellness activities.

-- Kim Ruliffson, coordinator of Workwell, Health and Wellness, 777-0210,

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