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Carroll County Receives ACCG- Group Health Benefits Program Health Promotion & Wellness Grant

Carroll County is once again a proud recipient, five years in a row of the ACCG GHPB Health Promotion & Wellbeing Grant in the amount of $5,000 based on the grant application and Carroll County’s commitment to employee health and demonstrated collaboration with other community groups and organizations engaged in health promotion.

The grant is awarded statewide to the members that undertake health and wellness initiatives to transform their living and working communities into healthier environments. The grants aid in promoting worksite programs designed to enhance the health and wellness of county and family members. Wellness programs have a demonstrated track record of improving employee health and quality of life while reducing medical claims and improving workplace morale.

Lisa Loftin, Human Resource Benefits Specialist and Wellness Coordinator for Carroll County submits reports to Local Government Risk Management (LGRMS) detailing the events that occur during the fiscal year. Carroll County hosts a wellness fair each Fall which provides all employees an opportunity to receive a confidential health assessment that includes biometric screenings, flu shots, Angio and skin screenings, and provides the employee with a printout of their current health analysis along with points of interest they can work on to be healthier.

Over the years the success of the program has continues to grow and employees look forward to the benefits they receive from attending the wellness fair, as much of the screenings and materials they receive they may not have gotten on their own accord, which in some cases may bring awareness to underlying health conditions the employee may not have had knowledge of prior to the screening. Carroll County strives hard to provide the best services for our employees and we are proud to have been a recipient of this grant award for another year.

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