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Student Health Services at Moffitt Health Center

Health is Golden

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What is Health is Golden?

Health is Golden is a campaign to create a culture of wellness at The University of Southern Mississippi. This campaign aims to provide students, faculty, and staff with the education and resources to accomplish that goal through programming, events, presentations, outreach, and other activities. Topics cover all areas of wellness, including but not limited to, fitness, nutrition, sexual health, mental health, alcohol and drugs, sun safety, and other wellness related topics. Primary departments involved in the Health is Golden initiative include the Office of Health Promotion at Moffitt Health Center and Campus Recreation, housed in the Payne Center.

Part of the initiative includes a project to recognize "Health Champions" -- members of the Southern Miss family who serve as positive role models of health. Health Champions are students, faculty, and staff on campus who are role models for living a healthy lifestyle. These individuals understand the importance of keeping their health a priority while also balancing other responsibilities such as school, work, extracurricular activities, and family. 

Wellness on Wheels

An a la carte menu is available to enhance wellness in your work environment. Choose from the menu, then select a date and time for a member of our fitness and wellness team to come to your place. Beginning August 18, 2015, classes are $20 per half hour and must be paid in advance. Payment can be made via cash, check, credit card or interdepartmental invoice. You can mail the payment to Recreational Sports at 118 College Dr. #5115 Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001 or stop by the Sales Desk located inside the Payne Center on campus. Most classes are 30 minutes long, however, once we receive your estimated class attendance, a member of our staff can confirm the length of time for your group size.

For more information or to register for an event, visit https://www.usm.edu/campus-recreation/wellness-wheels.php.

Personal Training Services

The Payne Center has knowledgeable, talented staff who will assess the fitness level, discuss personal fitness goals and design an exercise program to help meet the client's fitness goals.

More information on these services and others can be found by visiting https://www.usm.edu/campus-recreation/trainers.php

Blue Cross Blue Shield Employee Wellness Benefits 

Healthy You! is about you and your health.

By visiting each year with your Primary Care Network Provider to know your health numbers, you can establish goals to manage your health risks, feel better and live a healthier life. Your annual wellness visit can help you identify potential health issues before they become serious problems.

Taking ownership of your health and living a healthy lifestyle today will allow you to be healthier in the future. You and your Primary Care Network Provider will not only be managing your health but also your future healthcare costs.

For more information, check out the BCBS Preventative Wellness Guide.