GFHC’s Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program is now accepting applications for Adult, Dislocated and Youth Healthcare Career Training

The Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program is a healthcare sector workforce development program available to all residents of Flint & Genesee County. The purpose of the FHEO Program is to assist unemployed and underemployed adults, dislocated workers, and out-of-school youth (ages 18-24) with obtaining training and employment in the healthcare industry.

The FHEO Program supports training for a variety of entry-level and mid-skill healthcare careers, including: Certified Nurse Assistant, Medical Assistant, Health Unit Coordinator, Emergency Medical Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomist and more!

Recruitment is now underway for the next cohort of future healthcare professionals, which will begin training in January, 2016! To be considered for Cohort 25, please click on the following link to complete and submit an online application: http://gfhc.org/fheo-application/

The Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program is funded by GST Michigan Works (via The Workforce Development Agency) and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. For questions, please call (810) 232-2228 and ask for Jamie or Joaquin.

Commit to Fit! Fall 4 Fitness Business-to-Business Challenge Winners Announced

With 107 businesses, organizations and community groups participating this year, Commit to Fit! is pleased to announce the organizational winners of the fifth annual Commit to Fit! Fall 4 Fitness Challenge. The Commit to Fit! Fall 4 Fitness Challenge is a community-wide challenge designed to increase the practice of daily physical activity among local employees and residents. The month-long challenge, which took place during October, is sponsored by Diplomat Pharmacy. Commit to Fit! is a community-wide program of the Greater Flint Health Coalition.

The overall goal of the one month challenge was for each participant to engage in a total of 900 minutes of physical activity during October (an average of 30 minutes of physical activity daily). One half of all participants met or exceeded the overall challenge goal. In total over 2.3 million minutes of physical activity were logged during the month of October as part of the 2015 Fall 4 Fitness Challenge.

Winners in the Small Business Division (employers with 10-99 employees), Large Business Division (employers with 100-999 employees), and Super Business Division (employers with 1000+ employees) are as follows:

Small Business Division (Employers with 10-99 employees)
Winners – Highest Average Minutes Per Participant:
1st Place – Genesee Health Plan (3,030 Average Minutes)
2nd Place – MSU Extension – Flint (2,526 Average Minutes)
3rd Place – Genesee County Clerk – Vital Records (2,420 Average Minutes)

Large Business Division (Employers with 100-999 employees)
Winners – Highest Average Minutes Per Participant:
1st Place – Genesee County Health Department (2,141 Average Minutes)
2nd Place – Advanced Physical Therapy (2,115 Average Minutes)
3rd Place – Hamilton Community Health Network (2,101 Average Minutes)

Super Business Division (Employers with 1000+ employees)
Winners – Highest Average Minutes Per Participant:
1st Place – Genesys Health System (1,631 Average Minutes)
2nd Place – Diplomat Pharmacy (1,475 Average Minutes)

Winner – Highest Percentage of Total Employee Participation:
United Way of Genesee County (100% Participation)

Winner – Highest Percentage of Goal Attainment*:
(*Percent of participating employees that achieved the goal of an average of 30 minutes/day)
Genesee Health Plan (93.5% Goal Attainment)

In addition to business division winners, individuals who met the challenge goal of achieving 900 minutes of physical activity throughout the one-month challenge period were entered into raffle drawings that include $2,000 in cash giveaways as well as local fitness club memberships and additional Commit to Fit giveaways. New this year, participants meeting a weekly goal of 150 minutes of physical activity were eligible to win one of four wearable fitness devices with the capability to connect directly with commit2fit.com. Individual incentive winners will be released on Monday, November 9th via commit2fit.com.

Visit facebook.com/Commit2fit and commit2fit.com for more information, including upcoming events and individual winners in the Fall 4 Fitness Challenge.

The next Commit to Fit! Challenge, the Healthy Holidays Challenge, begins November 16th, promoting health and happiness during the holiday season through the practice of a variety of health behaviors. Registration opens Friday, November 6th at commit2fit.com.