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Tucker receives Georgia Municipal Association’s Health, Wellbeing Incentive Grant


Tucker receives Georgia Municipal Association’s Health, Wellbeing Incentive Grant

Tucker City Hall. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Tucker, GA — The city of Tucker will receive one of the Employee Health and Wellbeing Incentive Grants from the Georgia Municipal Association, which is awarded statewide to promote workplace programs designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of city employees.

Awards are made to members of GMA’s Group Health Benefits Program underwritten by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, based on a city’s commitment to employee health and demonstrated collaboration with other community groups and organizations engaged in health promotion, according to a press release.

The city of Tucker designated a health promotion champion as part of the grant process to develop a workplace health promotion action plan. This position also attended the Local Government Risk Management Services’ Health Promotion Champion Training workshop, the press release says.

GMA offers wellbeing services to all member cities through LGRMS, a not-for-profit agency operated jointly with the Georgia Municipal Association.

Employees will be offered a confidential health assessment program using a Health Risk Appraisal, with blood pressure screening and health improvement feedback.

“We are pleased that ACCG recognizes our interest in employee health and in managing health care costs.  This grant will help us provide new programs to our staff and their families,” City Manager Tami Hanlin said.

The ACCG – GHBP is available to all GMA members. Currently, several cities participate in the health plan.  All cities participating in the GMA – GHBP are eligible to apply for the Health and Wellbeing Incentive Grants on an annual basis.

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