North Arkansas College: medium employer.
North Arkansas also makes extra efforts to create a healthy educational and work environment. Every Wednesday at the school is "Wellness Wednesday," with free health screenings. The entire campus is also tobacco-free, and help with tobacco cessation is offered to both employees and students.
Many of these health initiatives are grounded in a philosophy of employer-employee partnership. The best example is the 30-minute wellness initiative. Three times a week, each employee can take an hour--30 minutes of their personal time and 30 minutes donated by the employer--to walk on the track, work out in the gym or do something healthy. Every year, North Arkansas also hosts a health benefits fair, during which the school will cover almost all of the cost of a complete health assessment test for employees and Family members.
A recent addition to the college that contributes to employee wellness is the Community Health Resource Center (CHRC). A partnership of North Arkansas College, the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center and Dr. Dan J. Hawkins, it serves as a resource and referral location and has quickly become a valuable tool for employees, students and the public.
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|Date:||Apr 9, 2007|
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