Introducing Hoo’s Well@
Posted: August 26, 2011
From: Susan Carkeek. Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Date: August 31, 2011
Subject: Introducing Hoo's Well@, U.Va.'s New Wellness Program
Dear members of the University community,
By now, many of you have received a mailing at home introducing Hoo's Well@, U.Va.'s new comprehensive wellness program. Created in partnership with Aetna, IM-Rec, and others across Grounds, Hoo's Well@ is designed to help you and your spouses on the health plan get healthy and stay healthy. Hoo's Well@ includes programs for improving general fitness and nutrition and to help you with disease management, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
To participate, employees and covered spouses complete a biometric screening and an online health assessment, which generates a "to-do" list of wellness goals that you can work toward on-line or around Grounds. Hoo's Well@ also offers VISA reward card incentives: when you complete the biometric screening and online assessment you earn $75, and as you meet your goals, you can get up to $100 additional per year!
We are offering appointments for biometric screenings at our first-ever wellness fair on Sept. 19, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the John Paul Jones Arena. Come get a free flu shot at the fair (sorry, flu shots for employees only) and visit with vendors, including Aetna, FEAP, IM-Rec, Whole Foods, Club Red, UVA Diabetes Education, the American Cancer Society, Weight Watchers, ChinaMed, and more. To get your screening done at the fair, register at www.hooswell.com. You should bring your University ID and your Aetna card with you.
Can't make the fair? Employees and/or spouses can make an appointment at www.hooswell.com to get a biometric screening between Sept. 12 and Oct. 8 at a variety of locations across Grounds, including Newcomb and Jordan Halls, Fontaine Research Park, and Facilities Management's lunch room, among others. If you makes a biometric screening appointment at one of these locations you can get a free flu shot at the same time (again, flu shots are for employees only). Don't forget your ID and Aetna card when you come.
If you've been thinking of making a positive change in your life, now's the perfect opportunity. Please consider joining us at the fair and in good health!