Campus leaders challenge faculty, staff to join in wellness effort

Prizes, bragging rights on the line as part of Be Colorado’s launch
By Staff

The four University of Colorado campus leaders are inviting faculty and staff across the system to join them in embarking on the Be Colorado wellness journey – and each is hoping for bragging rights.

A competition will determine which campus has the greatest participation, by percentage of eligible participants, in the SUCCEED health assessment. The confidential, online health assessment tool launched Monday and will remain available through Oct. 28.

Once the winning campus is determined, anyone from that campus who completed a health assessment will be entered in a drawing for one of 25 REI gift cards, each worth $50.

A new video (see below) features campus leaders Phil DiStefano (Boulder), Pam Shockley-Zalabak (Colorado Springs), Jerry Wartgow (Denver) and Lilly Marks (Anschutz Medical Campus) talking about their own view of healthy Colorado lifestyles. Each finishes with a friendly bit of cheerleading aimed at inspiring their respective communities.

Participants may go to and take the confidential SUCCEED health assessment and sign up for a free biometric screening. When you complete the health assessment you will be automatically entered to win one of 12 iPads. If you also take the free biometric screening, you will receive an additional entry into the iPad drawing.

The SUCCEED health assessment and health screenings are absolutely private and confidential. Your employer will never see your private health information; to do so would violate the federal HIPAA law. As an employer, CU only will receive de-identified, aggregate reports. The purpose of the reports will be to provide information that can help inform future health benefit design changes that better meet the health needs of our employees.

In this initial phase, the SUCCEED health assessment tool and onsite health screenings will be available to health trust-enrolled employees and retirees of the University of Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital and University Physicians Inc., i.e., those who are the primary members of UA Net, UA Net Colorado Springs, HMO Colorado, Lumenos, CU Kaiser and Medicare Primary plans.

University employees who are on the Kaiser and United Health Care plans offered by the state of Colorado are not eligible because this program is funded by the university medical plans.

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