January 2022 Open Line

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Do you want to quit smoking or using tobacco this year?

You have several options for free support! 

WEAR RED WITH US!  Join the DCS Wellness Council in wearing RED this coming Friday, Feb. 4 for National Wear Red Day to show-off your support for heart health. Please share your photo(s) to dcswellness.council@tn.gov to be entered in to win a wellness prize! 


  • WFHTN offers a variety of live events completely complimentary to state employees. Try without any commitment! Just pop in, see if it interests you and stay if you want to give it a try. You don’t need a webcam or anything special. Just attend and engage with us! Grab a complete calendar of all our February events HERE
  • JOIN US AS WE MIX UP OUR MOVES THIS MONTH:  The DCS Wellness Council is inviting YOU to try out daily workout videos (15 minutes or less) to experience a variety of different types of exercise. Because you won't know if you enjoy something until you try it! Do what you can, when you can in this challenge. (If you can't try out every day - that's a-OK!) Every workout completed/attempted that you submit gets you an entry into the challenge prize drawing.  
  • If you’re up for this challenge happening Tuesday, Feb. 1 through Monday, Feb. 28, please sign-up for the challenge communications HERE by 8 a.m. CT Monday, Jan. 31. (Note: You do not have to sign-up for these communications to participate in this challenge, and you can find the daily challenge calendar HERE.) 

Employees of the Month 

  • Office of Child Safety: Suzanne Keck
  • Juvenile Justice: Jacqueline “Jackie” Moore
  • Knox: Catelyn Dean
  • Smoky Mountain: Carol Davis
  • Tennessee Valley: Anquanette Cameron
  • Upper Cumberland: Vanessa Jones


Congratulations, everyone! And thank you!

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WEEKLY WELLNESS TIP: Did you start 2022 with a new focus on health and well-being? Be sure to learn more about your Wellness Program. State employees enrolled in our health plan can earn cash incentives!

Get started at MyActiveHealth.com/WellnessTN. You can also call 1-888-741-3390 to connect with your onsite coach. 

HEALTHY SLOW COOKER RECIPES: It's Slow Cooking Month. Easier clean-up and more free time? Yes, please! Here are two recipes selected by the WFHTN team. 


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WEEKLY WELLNESS TIP: Did you know our Here4TN Employee Assistance Program offers services at no cost? Master’s level specialists are always available to help with stress, legal, financial, mediation, and work/life services.

They can even help you find a network EAP short-term counseling provider, a plumber who works nights, services for your elderly parents, theater tickets, all-night pharmacies and so much more!  

WE’RE SPOTLIGHTING HEALTHY WEIGHT WEEK. Join our free “Healthy Weight at Work” webinar with WFHTN Registered Dietitian, Morgan, on Thursday, Jan. 20, and learn more about "What is a Healthy Weight?" HERE and "Healthy Weight Week" HERE. (For info on the Weight Management Program available to active State health plan members, please CLICK HERE.



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WEEKLY WELLNESS TIP:  Did you know all the resources provided by your DCS Wellness Council are FREE to you as State employees? Please CLICK HERE to keep up-to-date and join us in making 2022 the year of YOU!