In an effort to detect health issues early, employees were provided numerous health screenings including blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes testing, bone density testing, mammograms, and vision and hearing tests. These results will be compiled into an aggregate report which will outline the types of conditions employees have or are at risk of developing, and will help the County to determine which areas to concentrate on when developing wellness initiatives and programs.
The event featured numerous health related vendors including a chiropractor who provided spine assessments, a dermatologist who provided skin analysis, health club representatives who offered membership discounts, a nutrition expert who provided healthy recipe ideas, and much more. There were also vendors who provided information on alternative and holistic health methods such as Yoga and massage. The employees enjoyed sampling healthy snacks, getting mini massages, and obtaining tips on how to improve their overall health!
The expo was funded by a wellness incentive provided by the County's current health care provider, Florida Blue. There was no cost to the County for this event, however improvements to overall health of the employees and a reduction to health related claims could potentially save the County money in health insurance rates in upcoming years. For additional information, please contact Nassau County Human Resources at (904) 530-6075.
- Sabrina Robertson
County Manager's Office