Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

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October 19, 2016

Impacted by intimate partner violence? Seek support today.

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), which includes rape, physical violence, emotional abuse, and/or stalking by an intimate partner is a major problem in the United States and around the world. The American Psychological Association reports more than 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the US have experienced IPV at some point in their lifetime. This means that someone you know is being abused, battered and harmed.

IPV occurs in relationships of people of all genders, sexual orientations, races, and ages. It is the seventh leading cause of premature death for woman and is associated with poor health outcomes (Source: CDC). For IPV survivors, it is often not as simple as "just leaving" a partner. Numerous resources, both for physical safety and mental health, may be needed. For example, medical care, counseling services, housing, legal aid and law enforcement are often vital supports for employees and/or family members.
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Last chance for 2016 health plan incentives!
Have you received your 2016 health plan incentives? Tuesday, November 15th is the deadline to complete all wellness incentive activities. Get rewarded for your participation and receive up to $500. Be sure to complete the Aetna online health assessment ("Compass") first, before you can receive credit for other activities.
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Annual enrollment is near!
From October 24 - November 7, 2016 you will have the opportunity to make your 2017 benefits elections. During this time, it is important to review all of the options available to you, so that you can make informed decisions about the benefits that best suit you and your family. Changes for 2017 are highlighted in your annual enrollment newsletter. More details about annual enrollment can be found on the web. For Emory Healthcare, visit For Emory University, visit

Refresh from Stress: 30-Day Inspiration

According to Emory's 2015 online health risk assessment (HRA) data, employees reported some or a lot of stress in their lives. One of Healthy Emory's priorities is to enhance stress management skills. Emory continues to increase access and provide a variety of resources, so that more employees may engage in opportunities to improve their coping skills and overall well-being. Refresh From Stress: 30-Day Inspiration is a brand new and exciting way to do this!

Refresh From Stress (RFS) is open to all Emory University and Emory Healthcare faculty and staff, and offers 30 simple steps to enhance emotional health. Daily activities during the month of November will focus on self-care, mindfulness, social connections, gratitude, resilience and other inspirations. In addition to potential health benefits, those who register for RFS will have a chance to win prizes. Join the 30-day journey to inspire yourself and others. Register now until October 28!
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Is your snack healthy?
Choosing healthy snacks helps maintain energy levels, recover from exercise and improve nutrient intake. Fruits, vegetables and nuts make healthy and filling snacking options! Try to avoid added sugars when choosing your snacks.
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Chef's Corner: Banana-berry smoothie
While this smoothie provides a good amount of protein, fiber, calcium and vitamins, it also packs in 290 calories for just an 8 oz. serving, making portion control critical. To reduce the calories of this smoothie, use skim milk instead of whole milk.
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Take part in a march and event to support survivors of interpersonal violence at Take Back the Night Monday, October 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Refresh from Stress begins on Tuesday, November 1. Enroll today!

University employees: Have you reviewed your new health plans? Annual enrollment starts Monday, October 24. Learn about changes today!

Healthcare employees: Are you aware of your 2017 health plan changes? Annual enrollment starts Monday, October 24. Review your changes today!

Keep up-to-date with Breast Cancer Awareness events around campus here.

The Great American Smokeout is Thursday, November 17. Plan to quit today and become victorious over tobacco!


Are you seeking to enhance your career? Faculty Staff Assistance Program offers career coaching to steer you on a productive path.

As an employee, you can receive services and discounts at the Emory Eye Center. Learn more here.

Interested in exercise or programs for your children? Learn how to receive a 20 percent discount at YMCA of Atlanta.


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