2/4/15 - Wellness Wednesday



Core Health Challenge for Office Workers
Feb. 2 – March 16, 2015
www.healthfairsportal.com/howard


The Office of Human Resources is pleased to announce the launch of the Office Workers Healthy Lifestyle Challenge. This online challenge encourages employees to practice healthy habits during the day to improve their health. Earn points by drinking water, eating fruits and vegetables, walking often and exercising ?regularly.

The Office Workers Healthy Lifestyle Challenge is a points-based challenge that encourages employees to be physically active, eat healthy, drink water, and stay relaxed. Your goal is to score enough points through healthy habits to move your avatar through historical Washington D.C. Employees who complete the challenge will be entered into a raffle to win prizes!

If you are unable to participate in a reasonable amount of physical activity due to a medical condition, please contact Human Resources for alternative ways to qualify for awards, including working with your doctor to create a reasonable program.

All participants must register into the program. To do so, visit www.healthfairsportal.com/howard and click “Not Registered?” on the left side of this page. Then choose a username, password, nickname and avatar for this challenge. Please be mindful that your nickname is publicly displayed on the challenge results. If you do not want to be recognized in this challenge, select a nickname that is unique. Once registered, you are automatically entered into the challenge!

National Wear Red Day Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
Please wear red on Friday, Feb. 6, in support of research for women’s heart disease.

Exercise for Busy Bodies Seminar Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Are you too busy to go to the gym? Come to this seminar to learn how to exercise during the day in your office at your desk, in your car, and in other surprising locations. Lunch will be served and raffle prizes given. Space is limited, so please call 202-806-2385 to RSVP.

University SeminarHospital Seminar
11 a.m. - Noon
Office of Human Resources
2244 10th Street NW
Suite 410
Washington, DC 20059
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Ave. NW
Special Function Room A
Washington, DC 20060


Cigna Care Advocate Available Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Cigna provides an on-site representative, or Care Advocate, to help employees understand their benefits coverage and address concerns regarding medical claims. Valerie Jones is the Care Advocate assigned to Howard University and Howard University Hospital. Ms. Jones will be available for appointments on the following dates:

DatesUniversity LocationHospital Location
Feb. 18, 2015
March 18, 2015
April 15, 2015
May 13, 2015
June 17, 2015
10 a.m. - Noon
Office of Human Resources
2244 10th Street NW
Suite 413
Washington, DC 20059
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Ave. NW
Room 2038
Washington, DC 20060


Times and locations are the same for each date. Employees should check-in at least five minutes prior to their appointment time. Services include simple claim adjustments, explanations of benefits statements, provider searches and more. Only a limited number of walk-in appointments are available. Advance scheduling is highly recommended. To make an appointment, please call 202-806-2385.