Be Colorado wellness journey begins with one step

Health screening is free, convenient, confidential
By Staff

It’s hard to know where you’re going on your wellness journey until you know where you are. According to the National Commission on Prevention Priorities, preventive screening could save more than 100,000 lives per year.

Free, confidential health screenings now are available to faculty and staff on all University of Colorado campuses during September and October as part of the launch of the Be Colorado wellness program.

Be Colorado was officially introduced this week in a letter from Marcy Benson, wife of CU President Bruce D. Benson and executive sponsor of Be Colorado.

The screenings include testing for cholesterol values, glucose, blood pressure, BMI and other factors that play a role in understanding your total health. Participants in the health screening also may choose to receive a free flu shot.

Go to to learn about eligibility, dates, times and locations, and to sign up for a screening. Participants also may learn how screening results will be integrated with upcoming confidential health assessments and digital coaching programs. There’s even a chance to win a new iPad 2.

The Be Colorado health assessment and health screenings are completely private and confidential. The university will not see anyone’s private health information, which would violate the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) law.