Dartmouth Outdoor Programs Office is sponsoring "Open Outdoors", a program to help you get outside. Meet Mondays at Huntley Meadow Parking lot in Norwich off of Turnpike Rd at 5:15 pm and leave at 5:30.
This will be geared for beginner Mt Bikers, and will ride the back roads of Norwich / Sharon. This will become a weekly ride. So come join us!
- RECEIVE Your Biometric Screenings ($50*)
- COMPLETE Your Health Assessment ($100*)
- ENGAGE with a Health Coach ($50*)
*Available to benefits eligible active employees only (you do not have to be enrolled in one of the Dartmouth College Health Plans).
A Health Coach is an expert in health and wellness and has expertise in nutrition, exercise, tobacco cessation, stress management or general health. A Health Coach is NOT a physician and does NOT offer medical advice, but WILL work with you—at no cost to you!—to set and achieve your personal health and wellness goals.
There are three ways to engage with a Health Coach (you must be an active benefits-eligible employee):
1. Field Health Coaching:
Field health coaches are available, on a rotating schedule, at various locations- including the Hanover campus, Centerra and DHMC - one should be close to your workplace! To schedule an appointment visit the Field Health Coaching website or call 603.597.4033.
You must complete your biometric screenings prior to meeting with a field health coach.
2. Dartmouth Health Connect:
If you are a patient of Dartmouth Health Connect, the primary care practice located at 7 Allen Street in Hanover, you can engage in health coaching at the practice. Since a Health Coach is a member of your care team, you will receive coaching automatically during your appointment—although you will be encouraged to work with the Health Coach independent of medical appointments as well.
3. Cigna / CareAllies Telephonic Health Coaching:
"Meet" your Cigna or CareAllies Health Coach by telephone. You may receive an invitation to participate or you can call in to get started.
** Group workshops also offered (although not eligible for incentives)
Why should I work with a Health Coach?
Many people find that they are more likely to set reasonable goals and to stick to a plan when they are "accountable" to someone. Like a sports coach, a Health Coach looks at your current "performance," discusses your strengths and weaknesses, and suggests ways that you might benefit from changes in your habits or routines. The Health Coach also monitors your progress and "cheers you on."
In addition, after you have completed two sessions with a Health Coach, you will receive a $50* Wellness Incentive (minus the appropriate tax withholdings) in your paycheck!
Who is eligible for Health Coaching?
Whatever your health insurance, you are eligible for health coaching if you are an active benefits eligible employee—that is, if you work at least nine months of each year and at least 20 hours each week.
How do I earn the $50 incentive?
You must complete at least two health coaching sessions prior to September 30th, 2013 in order to earn the $50 incentive. Incentives are available to active, benefit-eligible employees only.
Incentives will show up as extra dollars in your paycheck (minus the appropriate tax withholdings). Payroll will automatically receive your name after you have completed the coaching requirement – there is no form you need to complete. Please allow approximately 2–3 pay cycles to receive your incentive after you have completed your second session. Incentives for health coaching will begin to be paid in March.
What information does my Health Coach share about me? What if I don't achieve my goals?
Your sessions with your Health Coach are private and confidential. The only personal information Dartmouth receives is your name and the fact that you have completed two sessions, so that you can receive the incentive. Other than that, only aggregate data is collected. Your data is not identified by name, nor is your progress toward your objectives. You receive the incentive for setting and working toward wellness goals; it does not depend on your success. Of course, achieving a goal is satisfying and is one step toward maintaining or improving your health.
Last Updated: 3/23/13