Continue to Take Charge of your Health this Summer

As a Platinum Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program, the Wellness at NEOMED program for faculty and staff is kicking off another quarter with more exciting ways for you to continue taking charge of your health. Explore the world with colleagues in the next wellness challenge, learn how to improve your hearth health, and even participate in a 'Wellness Week' in the coming months. Check out what's in store and take charge of your health this summer!

Around the World Challenge

Join us in a virtual journey around the world! Track your daily steps and activities to travel the globe and visit over 30 natural and man-made wonders of the world. Registration will open August 15 with the challenge running from August 22 through October 1. Stay tuned for more information on participating!

Heart Health

Through a combination of educational sessions, the Healthy Heart, Healthy You program will allow participants to recognize serious signs and symptoms of heart disease, reduce risk factors, and develop healthy behaviors to improve heart health and function. Taking action now can prevent you from developing heart related issues in the future. Program will meet on Wednesdays beginning July 13.

Health Coaching

Did you know that NEOMED faculty and staff have access to utilize a health coach at no cost? Sequoia Wellness would like to introduce their new health coach for faculty and staff, Dan Peplin. Dan has a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping individuals find the motivation and engagement they need to improve their overall health and well-being. Whether its diet, exercise, stress, or other lifestyle struggles - Dan is here to help! Contact Dan at to set up an appointment.

Wellness Discount Reminder

Have you completed the qualifications for your 2017 Wellness Discount? There's still plenty of time, but the deadline of September 30 is approaching! How do you qualify?

  • Complete the Health Risk Assessment (HRA) through the Wellness Portal
  • Participate in one of the several wellness programming offerings

Questions about the wellness discount can be directed to Juleen Payne at or 330.325.6727.

Save the Date!

Save the date for 'Wellness Week' August 15-19!

For more information about wellness activities available to faculty, staff and spouses, log on to the wellness portal at


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