Carrollton Receives Health and Wellness Promotion Grant

The City of Carrollton has been selected by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) to receive one of the $10,000 health and wellness promotion grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs that improve the health and well-being of city employees and family members.

Awards are given to members of the GMA GMEBS Life and Health Insurance Fund, underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, based on a city’s commitment to employee health and demonstrated collaboration with other groups communities and organizations engaged in health promotion.

As part of the grant process, the city assigned a health promotion champion to develop a workplace health promotion action plan and attend high-level health promotion champion training sessions. impact of Local Government Risk Management Services (LGRMS).

Workplace wellness programs have been proven to improve employee health and quality of life while reducing medical claims and improving workplace morale. GMA provides welfare services to all member cities through LGRMS, a nonprofit agency operated jointly with the County Commissioners Association of Georgia.

At the city’s annual health fair, city employees were offered a confidential health assessment program using a health risk assessment with blood pressure screening and feedback on health improvement.

“We are thrilled that GMA recognizes our focus on employee health and managing healthcare costs,” said Faith Pullen, chief human resources officer. “This grant will help us provide new programs for our staff and their families.

The GMA – GMEBS is available to all Georgia Municipal Association members. Currently, several cities, communities and regional commissions participate in the health plan. All cities, authorities and regional commissions participating in the GMA – GMEBS are eligible to apply for the Health and Wellbeing Incentive Grants on an annual basis.

If you have any questions regarding this press release, please call Faith Pullen, Director of Human Resources at (770) 830-2000.

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