MHEALTHY is the University of Michigan's health and well-being program specially designed for faculty and staff. We provide programs and resources designed to help you be your best—physically, mentally and emotionally. By creating a community of health on our UM-Flint campus, we can make our community a place where healthy living is welcomed and supported.
Here are a few programs that will provide extra help for keeping you healthy and safe!
Practice safer alcohol consumption – Seasonal picnics and barbeques sometimes also include enjoying an alcoholic beverage or two. If you plan to drink alcohol, tips and resources are available to help you keep it in a safer, lower risk range. Who knows, you may even decide to take a break from alcohol altogether! View tips on safe drinking.
Mindfulness Saturdays in the Park – On Saturday mornings from 9 - 9:45 a.m., at Willson Park, experience mindfulness activities including Tai Chi and yoga. Community members of all fitness levels are invited to participate in this free exercise program set in the beautiful outdoors. Learn more.
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) – If you or a family member is at risk of developing diabetes and you live in Genesee County, you can now participate in a Diabetes Prevention Program at no cost through a partnership between UM-Flint and the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM). Learn more - weekly sessions begin on Thursday September 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the UM-Flint Recreation Center, Room 11. This group-based program is led by a trained lifestyle coach and has been proven to help participants lose weight, increase physical activity and cut their risk of diabetes in half. If you're a U-M Premier Care member, you may be eligible to participate in the Diabetes Prevention Program as a covered benefit through BCN even if you live outside Genesee County. Members who meet eligibility criteria may enroll in the program through the NKFM or online through Omada Health, learn more here! To see if you could benefit from the Diabetes Prevention Program, take a short quiz about risk factors.
Active U Autumn registration opened August 30 and the program began September 20th. This program is MHealthy’s eight-week fall physical activity challenge. The last day to join a team is October 3, 2016. Active U Autumn starts September 20 and continues through November 14, 2016. Register for Active U Autumn now! Starting September 20th you can begin logging minutes!!!
New for 2016:
- Sign up as an individual or join a team with your U-M colleagues and friends.
- Sync your Fitbit, Jawbone or Garmin device, or the free Runkeeper app. Learn more.
- Win prizes by tracking minutes or sharing your success on social media.
- Donate to the Flint water crisis – together we can make a huge impact!
If you are interested in becoming an MHealthy Champion on the Flint Campus, please follow the process to apply listed below. If you are a supervisor, please support and encourage faculty and staff to become wellness champions for your area(s). Complete the MHealthy Champion membership application. Your supervisor will receive an email asking to approve your participation in the program. Any questions, please contact Sherri Berry at email@example.com.
Weight Watchers new session is starting - there is still time to register! Weight Watchers At Work sessions are held at UM-Flint are held on Wednesdays in the Graduate Office conference room from 11:45 am - 12:15 pm. All participants must register online for the At Work Weight Watchers session by Sept 14, 2016 and A MINIMUM OF 15 PARTICIPANTS is needed in order for the Week One Session held on September 21, 2016. The cost for the 12-week session is $156 of which UM-Flint faculty and staff will be required to pay $78 and MHealthy pays $78. Eligible HAP members will pay $50 for the 12-week session. Lifetime Members who are AT GOAL will not pay for the session, do not count towards the minimum of 15 participants and, therefore, will not register online. If your employer is not listed in the employer field, please ignore that field. Register here. You'll have the option of paying with a credit/debit card or e-check.
Ergonomic Grants – University departments and units in need of financial help to purchase equipment or redesign work processes to solve ergonomic risk factors can receive up to $5,000 in MHealthy ergonomics grant funds. Grant applications are accepted year-round; however, submissions are encouraged by Oct. 31.
National Depression Screening Day – In support of National Depression Screening Day, on Oct. 6, U-M offers confidential online screenings available anytime. Look for more information soon.
If you have any questions about any of the MHealthy programs, please feel free to email/call (Sherri Berry, Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org | (734) 395-7759)