Health and Wellness


Coping with Recent Violent Events

​Social media and news coverage of shootings, bombings, protests, sexual assaults, and other events has been graphic and intense. In general, experiencing violence can result in serious psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While people may not develop a psychological disorder after hearing first-hand accounts or viewing graphic, real-time images of...

Pertussis Vaccine Booster Now Required For Some Workers

​VUMC faculty and staff working in pediatrics, women’s health, and emergency departments have a new pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination requirement. The policy update, announced in MyVUMC on September 13, 2016, is targeted to areas where patients are at highest risk of having pertussis or dying from its complications.

Health Plus Pumpkin Carving Competition

Join Health Plus for a Pumpkin Carving Competition in celebration of this season’s Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market. Carve, paint or decorate a pumpkin with others in your department and bring it to the market on Thursday October 20th for voting. How it works: Register​ your department by Thursday October 6 (Note only one person needs to...

September Is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month was created with the goal of educating the public on how to identify those who are struggling, how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm, and to know provide information on available community resources.

FluMist Not Being Given This Year

VUMC will not stock or administer FluMist this season, including through the Occupational Health Clinic's employee vaccination program.

Use Your Kroger Card to Support the Faculty and Staff Hardship Fund

August is the annual re-enrollment time for the Kroger Community Rewards program. Under the system, shoppers register their Kroger discount cards online and choose a favorite charity (like the Vanderbilt Faculty and Staff Hardship Fund) from a list of local nonprofits that Kroger has agreed to help fund.

Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week on Aug 11 at VUMC

Visit the Nashville Farmers’ Market at VUMC on Thurs Aug 11 from 2 - 5 pm and take part in celebrating Farmers' Market Week.

Make a Change for Life! Attend Diabetes Prevention Program Info Session

Attend Diabetes Prevention Program Info Session

Talking About Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

​According to data released by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), more than 41 million Americans experience some type of mental illness.

Complete GFTG Step 1 and Visit Farmers’ Market July 14 to Get A T-shirt

​Complete Go for the Gold Step 1: Compass Health Assessment to receive a t-shirt.

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