Pasco Go Healthy
Superintendent’s Message on Wellness
Dear Valued Employee,
I am pleased to write this letter of support for our District School Board of Pasco County wellness programs. One of our priorities is to create a culture of wellness throughout our district that both decreases the risk of disease and enhances the quality of life of our employees. Our wellness program builds upon our continuing efforts to help students reach their highest potential by enhancing the health, happiness, and motivation of our employees and community.
We have worked successfully over the past year with CareHere, Crowne Consulting and Med-Vision, creating and implementing a strategic wellness plan based on the needs and interest of our employees and their family members. In 2012, the majority of our goals, including diabetes management and weight loss, were met and in some cases, surpassed. As a result, we saw our claims drop by more than $2 million, a 34 percent decrease in diabetes related claims, and a 26 percent increase in diabetics receiving necessary monitoring tests.
We look forward to building on these successes by expanding our wellness goals in 2013 to include tobacco cessation and programs addressing hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and emotional wellness.
Kurt S. Browning
Superintendent of Schools
Wellness Mission Statement
The District School Board of Pasco County is committed to building a wellness culture through offering educational opportunities, wellness activities, and support for self-improvement through healthy lifestyle choices. The goals of our wellness program are to both decrease the risk of disease and to enhance the quality of life of our employees. Healthy, happy, and motivated employees are an essential part of creating a community, which works together so all of our students will reach their highest potential
Health and Wellness Program
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A Message from Mary Tillman
The staff in EBARM wants all employees to be healthy, in mind and body, so they can be ready everyday to do their best for our children. Remember as you access health services that the District is self-insured for all medical, pharmacy and mental health services. Therefore, spend wisely, whenever you can use generics, see a primary care doctor instead of a specialist.
Also, take care of yourself, lose weight if you need to, stop smoking, take your medications as prescribed, and get some exercise. This is all good for your mind, body and wallet.
District Selected as a 2012 Healthiest Employer
The District School Board of Pasco County was selected as a 2012 Healthiest Employers Awards finalist and was honored at an awards celebration luncheon on Thursday, September 13, 2012. At the luncheon, all finalists was recognized on stage and the winners of Healthiest Employer for 2012 announced.
The District School Board of Pasco County was featured in the Tampa Bay Business Journal‘s 2012 Healthiest Employers special publication along with the other honorees. This publication announced the scores of all the 2012 Healthiest Employers in the September 14, 2012 issue of the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
Thank you to the Employee Benefit and Risk Management Department for their hard work and dedication.