Buckeye Wellness Innovator Newsletter : September 2015

Welcome! The CFAES Buckeye Wellness Innovator Newsletter will serve as your resource for improving your health and well being. The newsletter highlights local events, news, important dates and much more!


  1. PHA Deadline Fast Approaching

    Faculty and staff who were eligible for medical benefits before August 1, 2015, must complete a Personal Health and Well-Being Assessment (PHA) and biometric screening before September 30, 2015, in order to be eligible for full medical plan choice in 2016 through open enrollment. Completing these requirements will also provide faculty and staff with a $360 annual premium credit.


    Good news, CFAES and Wooster campus are ahead of where they were at this time last year! Check out the Leaderboard

Upcoming Events

  1. Football season is just around the corner, which also marks the arrival or crisp fall days and the YP4H 6th annual all-campus walking challenge! Please mark your calendar for Friday, September 11th when we will officially kick-off Hit the Road with the Buckeyes at our Take a Lap around teh Oval event form 11:30am-1:30pm. Event details are still being confirmed, so be on the lookout for more information coming soon. In the meantime, start putting together your 4-6 person teams and get ready to 'Walk like a Champion!'

    For more information, check out the

  2. On Sept. 18th,   the OSU Health Plan’s Health Promotion Specialist(s) will be in our department, Ag Auditorium from 8:00am - 2:40pm to do onsite biometric health screenings.

    Remember, if you have recently* had a physical or completed a biometric screening with your provider, you can use those values to complete your Personal Health and Well-Being Assessment (PHA).  Please use this