"As a school employee, you motivate and encourage students on a daily basis. Whether it's in the classroom, on the bus, or in the cafeteria, students look up to you. When students see you eating healthy they follow suit. You will help yourself and your students feel better and live longer, healthier lives."
Dr. Pat Russo, HCPS Superintendent
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Quit Now VA
Virginia Coordinated Care
American Cancer Society
American Lung Association
National Cancer Institute
National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines
Smoke Free Text
Smoke free Phone Apps
Personal Empowerment Program
PEP (Personal Empowerment Plan) is a self-paced wellness program awarded to HCPS by the Virginia Department of Health. This program takes you through different stages of change (from thinking about exercising and eating better to exercising daily and maintaining a healthy weight); it is a way to stay motivated and is easy to follow.
Begin by using the flow charts to determine what stage of change you are in, and then follow that program. PEP is designed to change and move with you as you improve your health and wellness.
Congratulations! You are on your way to a healthy lifestyle!
Henrico County Fitness Center
In addition, all permanent full-time and part-time HCPS employees have access to the Henrico County Fitness Center free of charge. HCPS employees can exercise on their own using the equipment in the weight room, attend fitness classes (zumba, aerobics, and more), participate in special programs, and much more. For more information on this program or to schedule the mandatory orientation, go to: http://www.co.henrico.va.us/departments/hr/fitness/