Spalding County has been selected by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) to receive one of 39 Employee Wellness Program Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs designed to enhance the health of County employees and family members.
Awards are made to members of the ACCG-Group Health Benefits Program (GHBP) underwritten by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Georgia, based on a County’s commitment to employee health and demonstrated collaboration with other community groups and organizations engaged in health promotion.
As part of the Grant process, the County designated a Health Promotion Leader to develop a workplace health promotion action plan and to attend Local Government Risk Management Services’ (LGRMS) High Impact Health and Wellness training session.
Wellness programs have a demonstrated track record of improving employee health and quality of life while reducing medical claims and improving workplace morale. The ACCG offers wellness services to all member counties through LGRMS, a not-for-profit agency operated jointly with the Georgia Municipal Association.
Employees will be offered a confidential health assessment program using a Health Risk Appraisal with blood pressure screening and health improvement feedback. County Commission Chairman Eddie Freeman expressed his appreciation, noting “We are pleased that the ACCG recognizes our interest in employee health and in managing health care costs. This grant will help us provide new programs to our staff and their families.”