The Weight Management Program is making some changes to the program based on outcomes and feedback from some facilities and participants, as well as other PEIA Wellness opportunities that will be coming available. The changes to the program are to create truly a weight loss program. The program will have accountability and make progress towards your weight loss goals a priority.
Some of the policies are currently in place but have not been enforced consistently. We are offering facilities staff training so that all participants in the program receive a more standard experience in the program. We will continue to work with WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (WVU CPASS) to provide support and assistance during this transition.
If you are interested in making lifestyle changes and reducing your risk for chronic diseases, please stay in touch with PEIA on social media. We will be posting helpful information on healthy living more frequently on both our website and Facebook page. Additionally, if you would like to receive emails about pilot projects or other Wellness program initiatives as they become available, we encourage you to visit www.wvpeia.com and click on the green Manage My Benefits button to update your email address. Many of our opportunities will be announced electronically to keep overhead costs low and allow for timely implementation
For more information, call 1-866-688-7493.
To enroll in the program on-line, go to Weight Management Enrollment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an analysis of PEIA’s Weight Management Program in its publication Preventing Chronic Disease:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention article