To register or for more information about Employee Wellness programs and events:
Call: ext. 1503 or 8084
Register Online: For preventive wellness programs offered through Wellness@Dickinson, please register through Totara or EngageD found on the Gateway portal.
Each year, Wellness@Dickinson presents a variety of program options. Some examples of the programs, screenings or activities offered are included in the list below.
The biometric screening is a comprehensive screening tool used to assess several health markers including metabolic syndrome. It is an easy, cost-effective way to find out if you may have current or potential health problems. This health screening includes blood tests that may detect risk for heart disease and diabetes. The health screening is free to employees and their spouse/domestic partner and dependents ages 18 years and over.
Metabolic syndrome is a collection of heart disease risk factors that increase your chance of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. The number of people with metabolic syndrome increases with age, affecting more than 40 percent of people in their 60s and 70s. Several factors increase your risk for developing the syndrome – high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or high blood sugar, a lack of physical activity, smoking, and family history.
Monitoring your blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol levels and BMI gives you the ability to stay on top of your overall health. Knowing your numbers provides the information to you for conversations with your personal physician. Do you know your numbers?
Confidentiality Note: The Biometric Screening provides a snapshot of your health looking at your total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, height, weight, waist circumference and body mass index (BMI). It is a collective review of your risk factors for developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes known as Metabolic Syndrome. If you participate in a biometric screening on campus, your individual screening results are only provided to you. Only aggregate, de-identified data for all screening participants (data combined together that it is not individually identifiable) is provided to Dickinson College. The aggregate information is used to help the college design a program based on aggregate identified health risks in the workplace.
Seasonal Flu Vaccinations
Receiving a seasonal flu vaccination is an effective way to reduce your chances of getting the flu—particularly if you are in a high-risk category. Seasonal flu vaccinations through the Wellness Center are typically available to Dickinson employees and their spouse/dependents aged 18 years and over at on-site flu vaccine clinics on campus.
For the fall 2022 semester, flu vaccines will be available by appointment only. Schedule your appointment in Totara via the Gateway by searching on the key word "flu" to enroll and sign-up for one of the flu vaccine clinic days.
Tobacco Cessation Counseling
Tobacco Cessation programs are available to employees of the college through Aetna and other local healthcare professionals. Locally, Sadler Health Center offers a tobacco treatment specialist certified through the Mayo Clinic and provides the latest techniques and resources available for assisting those who want to quit tobacco and helps individuals develop a unique quit plan, coping techniques, and stress management skills. Sadler’s quit rate at Quit Day (session #4) is typically 100 percent. Also, the national average of those quitting tobacco six months from their quit date is 22 percent; Sadler’s quit rate at six months is 48-50 percent.
Health Risk Assessment (HRA) & Aetna
Interested in an assessment of your health risks? Fill out the Health Risk Assessment (HRA), provided by Aetna for member participants through the Aetna Navigator portal. Employees who are not participating members of the college's medical insurance plan should send an email to email@example.com to inquire about HRA options available through Health Advocate or another vendor online. For assistance with logging onto the Aetna Navigator website, please call 1-800-962-6842, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
If you have additional questions about these or any other Health initiatives, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.