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Intimate Partner Violence Working Group (IPVWG): Making a difference for over a decade

Annually, Emory loses at least one employee life to intimate partner violence (IPV), which has a ripple effect on the colleagues, students and patients who were connected to them. In 2007, two Emory employees were killed because of IPV. These preventable tragedies in combination with the growing trend of sexual assault on college campuses, inspired Sheryl Heron, MD, MPH, Vice Chair for Administrative Affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, and Paula Gomes, Psy.D., Executive Director, Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), Human Resources, to launch the Intimate Partner Violence Working Group (IPVWG) in 2007. The realities of sexual assault and violence remain relevant in 2018 as evidenced by the global "Me Too" Movement.
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Operation: Eat Right starts in June!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to use all of the nutrition resources available to you within Healthy Emory Connect. This new nutrition challenge kicks off June 4. Complete four missions, track your nutrition habits and you can earn double points in June & July.
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Wellness Champion Spotlight: Carolyn Corbett
This month, Carolyn is celebrating her five-year anniversary as a Wellness Champion at Emory University Hospital Midtown. Learn how she helps her coworkers with their health and well-being.
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Race to the finish!

More than 5,400 Emory employees have crossed the finish line of this year's Move More Challenge, walking over 1 million miles and taking over 2 billion total steps! Using a fitness tracking device to track their activity, set personal goals and "move more" with their co-workers, participants have proven once again that Emory employees enjoy competition.
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Did you participate in the Move More Challenge? Share your feedback!

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Earn bonus points!
Have you taken your Health Assessment yet? Not only will you get a snapshot of your health, suggestions for next steps, you'll also earn a $50 Emory medical plan incentive. And if you take it by May 31, you'll receive 2,000 bonus points in Healthy Emory Connect.
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Chef's Corner: Citrus ginger salmon with sugar snap peas
Looking for Omega-3s? Try this nutrient-dense meal provided by the American Heart Association, which includes healthy fats, whole grains, and seasonal vegetables all in one great recipe!
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Emory University employees: Join us for the 2018 Staff Fest Run/Walk on Friday, May 18. Check in by 10:15 a.m.
 
 
 

There's still time to sign up for the Emory John's Creek Hospital Scrub Run and Community Festival on Saturday, May 19. Register today!
 
 
 

Do you enjoy early morning walks? Join "Meet Me @ the Quad" walking group on Wednesdays starting June 13 at 7:30 a.m.
 
 
 

Want to walk, but don't like the heat? Come to the "Meet Me @ the Tunnel" walking group on Wednesdays starting June 13 at noon.
 
 
 

 
 
 

Increase your physical activity as a team by implementing a fun challenge, schedule a group workout, or take a walk together!
 
 
 

Get your reduced priced Fitbit before it is too late! Retrieve your discount code here.
 
 
 

Are you aware of the Emory employee discounts available through Sparkfly? Attend a vendor fair in May between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to learn more about your savings! Find dates here.
 
 
 

Get help for your chronic or acute condition(s) using Aetna's In Touch Care one-on-one nurse coaching.
 
 
 

Looking for a new fitness facility? Emory has a new discount available with Pinnacle Fitness Center. Learn more here.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
  
 
 

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