St. Luke's Healthy U
About Healthy U
St. Luke's Healthy U, a wellness initiative that engages, educates and empowers you and your family to achieve optimal health. Because good health depends largely on the choices we make, St. Luke’s Healthy U provides support and incentives for employees to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles.
The Healthy U initiative supports the Triple Aim: better care for individuals, better health for populations and lower costs for everyone!
Why a Healthy U?
Our everyday choices can have a dramatic effect on the quality and length of our lives. The American Medical Association estimates that people with healthy everyday habits live anywhere from six to nine years longer than those with unhealthy lifestyles!
As health care professionals, we know that a healthy lifestyle is vital to preventing chronic and
life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. As employees of Idaho’s largest health care system, we have a special opportunity to act as role models in the communities we serve. And as co-workers who truly care about each others’ well-being, we are committed to supporting each other as we make the daily choices that will lead to our best health.
Health care costs continue to be an issue of national concern. St. Luke’s Health System is not immune to this issue, and the cost to provide health care coverage to our employees rises annually. Thus, wellness must be a priority for us all—not only as individuals, but also as an organization.
St. Luke’s is committed to the health and well-being of our employees, and to our health care system. This is why we’re providing you with incentives to take better care of yourself, along with the courses, tools, and support to achieve or maintain a Healthy U.
Why commit to a Healthy U?
- To feel and look better
- To be a role model for your family and community
- To reduce your risk of developing a chronic or life-threatening disease
- To minimize the progression of a current chronic condition
- To pay less for your health insurance premiums
- Because U deserve it!