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APSU’s Boyd Health Services designated a Healthier Tennessee Workplace

April 20, 2017 | Email This Post Print This Post
 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TNAustin Peay State University’s Boyd Health Services was recently designated a Healthier Tennessee Workplace by the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness.

Healthier Tennessee Workplaces are recognized for their leadership and commitment to improving the health and well-being of citizens of the state of Tennessee.

Austin Peay State University ARD Building. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University ARD Building. (APSU)

The program aims to distinguish organizations that encourage and enable employees to live a healthy lifestyle both at work and at home.

“The staff at Boyd Health Services is very proud to have been designated as a healthy workplace because we are committed to emphasizing and promoting healthy lifestyles and behaviors that lead to lifelong wellness for the entire APSU community,” Dr. Kristy Reed, assistant director of Boyd Health Services, said.

“We believe that we should model the behaviors in ourselves that we encourage others to adopt,” Reed stated.

Healthier Tennessee Workplaces have certified that they have a wellness program in place that does the following:

  • Encourages and enables physical activity in the workplace
  • Offers healthy eating options at work
  • Provides a tobacco-free environment and help with tobacco cessation
  • Encourages and enables employees to monitor their own health through regular health risk assessments, screenings or check-ups
  • Rewards and recognizes employees for participating in health and wellness activities and achieving health improvements

Boyd Health Services’ mission is to ensure the delivery of high quality holistic health care that is accessible, affordable and emphasizes and promotes healthy lifestyles and behaviors that lead to lifelong wellness for the APSU community.

Services offered by Boyd Health Services include primary and preventive care, acute illness and injury care, family planning/contraception visits, STD screening and treatment, limited management of chronic conditions, treatment of mental illnesses, employment/sports physicals, medication refills, immunizations, laboratory testing, allergy injections and health education programs.

The Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness is a non-profit corporation dedicated to enabling and encouraging Tennesseans to lead healthier lives. Based in Nashville, the Foundation brings together a statewide coalition of employers, health insurers, hospital systems, local governments, school systems and healthcare-focused foundations and community organizations to effect positive, measurable change.

For more information on Boyd Health Services, visit www.apsu.edu/healthservices. Those interested in becoming a Healthier Tennessee Workplace should apply at www.healthiertn.com/workplace.

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