Jackson Health Department announces wellness program
The Jackson County Health Department announced a new wellness program, Elevate828.
This program has special incentives for local businesses who get their employees involved.
Elevate828 is a six-month Jackson County wellness program, running from October 2023 to March 2024. Elevate828 works to improve the health of Jackson County residents through nutrition education, stress management and physical activity challenges. Participants will be informed of challenges through email, ChallengeRunner and RunSignUp. Participants will earn points through these challenges and other activities that will then be redeemed for prizes such as gift cards.
Participants will earn points through:
• Completion of pre, mid, and post surveys
• Participation in monthly challenges (two available each month)
• Participation in Move Around Jackson County (a physical activity challenge)
• Completion of preventative health screenings
Local businesses can earn money for getting their employees involved. Businesses with fewer than 30 employees are eligible to get $100 and businesses with over 30 can get $200. To be eligible for the incentive, businesses must get a minimum of 10% of their employees enrolled in Elevate828, and enrolled employees must complete the six-month Elevate828 program and attend both the pre- and post- health screenings. The pre-screenings will be held in September. The businesses are only eligible for the incentive if their employees complete the full program and attend both the pre- and post-screening.
The screening events will include a pre-diabetes screening, height/weight/BMI, cholesterol, glucose, body fat percentage, blood pressure, heart rate and goal setting. All attendees will be entered to win gift cards and prizes ranging from $50 to $250.