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CEDARS: Be creative with wellness program

CEDARS, a Nebraska-based child-service organization, received a Governor’s Wellness Award this year along with 38 other Nebraska employers. The award recognizes businesses that dedicate leadership, resources and time to wellness efforts in the workplace. “We have a great wellness committee,” Joy Crawford, the company’s human resource specialist said. “It’s helpful to have such buy-in from

Sampson Construction “keeps it simple” to engage employees in wellness program

Sampson Construction received a Governor’s Wellness Award this year along with 38 other Nebraska employers.  The award recognizes businesses that dedicate leadership, resources and time to wellness efforts in the workplace. Travis Lucas, Sampson Construction human resources director, started the company’s wellness program about 18 months ago. “It began pretty much from ground zero,” Lucas

Colorful Choices challenge encourages eating habits that lead to better health

Eating five servings of produce every day is challenging, but at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), the challenge of consuming fruits and vegetables takes on a new meaning with Colorful Choices. Colorful Choices is a six-week health challenge hosted by BCBSNE’s wellness team. The goal of the challenge is to eat five servings of

By |2018-09-04T09:50:38-05:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Colorful Choices challenge encourages eating habits that lead to better health

Wrestling experience inspires Navy vet to compete in Cornhusker State Games

Brittne Westerman-Evert, 31, has a relentless resume – collegiate wrestling on scholarship, intense mixed martial arts training and competition and a decade of service in the U.S Navy. “I’ve always wanted to be the best, and my parents taught me that you have to work hard to be the best. That’s just what I’ve always

By |2018-07-25T09:01:25-05:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wrestling experience inspires Navy vet to compete in Cornhusker State Games

Grower award sets BCBSNE wellness program apart

Nebraska’s Governor awarded Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) the Governor’s Large Grower Wellness Award.  President and CEO Steve Martin accepted the award at the Wellcom Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awards Luncheon in November. The award recognizes BCBSNE’s efforts to change employee health behaviors by providing an evidence-based worksite wellness program.  A free

By |2018-02-13T10:02:00-05:00December 5th, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Grower award sets BCBSNE wellness program apart