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Posted on: February 27, 2020

VLPRA Receives Wellness Grant



The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority has been selected by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) to receive one of the Employee
Health & Wellbeing Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of employees and family members.
Awards are made to members of the ACCG Group Health Benefits Program (GHBP) underwritten by Anthe Blue Cross Blue Shield, based on the organization’s commitment
to employee health and demonstrated collaboration with other community groups and organizations engaged in health promotion.

As part of the grant process, VLPRA designated a Health Promotion Champion to develop
a workplace health promotion action plan and to attend Local Government Risk
Management Services’ (LGRMS) High Impact Health Promotion Championtraining session.

Workplace wellbeing 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 wellbeing services to all member counties through LGRMS, a not-for-profit agency operated jointly with the Georgia Municipal Association.  Employees will earn
points for healthy choices and preventative medical care, kicking off with a health fair that offers a variety of health screenings and health improvement feedback.

The ACCG-GHBP is available to all Association County Commissioners of Georgia members. Currently, several counties and authorities participate in the health plan.
All counties and authorities participating in the ACCG-GHBP are eligible to apply for the Health & Wellbeing Incentive Grantson an annual basis. The ACCCG is pleased to
support VLPRA in this important endeavor.

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