- By Todd Luck
- Posted Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Forsyth County Holds Employee Health Fair
Forsyth County Human Resources held its annual Health and Wellness Fair last week as part of its ongoing efforts to promote health among county employees.
This year’s health fair at the County Government Center included more than 40 vendors representing a variety of services from local organizations and county departments that address the holistic wellness of employees. Activities at the fair included bone density screenings, mammograms, relaxation techniques, group walks and a free healthy lunch.
“The fair promotes good health and provides employees with resources they can utilize in their wellness journey,” said Human Resources Director Shontell Robinson.
The fair is part of the Healthkick Forsyth County Wellness Program. The voluntary program is free to employees. Wake Forest Baptist Health provides health screenings for employees and wellness coaches that will work with them one-on-one to address any issues that are found. All employee health information is highly confidential and governed by HIPAA privacy laws. The county does not receive any health information about individual employees.
The program also includes organized weekly walks, wellness activities, lunch and learns, Wellness Ambassadors that encourage wellness in their departments and a cash incentive for maintaining or making progress towards a healthy weight/waist measurement.
“Through the program we’ve seen a marked improvement in employee health,” said Robinson.
Robinson said she greatly appreciates the hard work of Deputy Human Resources Director Marcy Jackson and Sr. Human Resources Consultant Amy Shoffner in organizing the fair and the county’s Wellness Ambassadors who helped with the event.