Health Plus

Vanderbilt Healthier You is a personalized weight management program offered jointly by the Occupational Health Clinic, Health Plus, and Work/Life Connections-EAP.

The program supports Vanderbilt faculty and staff in getting to a healthier weight and reducing health risks. Obesity increases the risk for many diseases and conditions including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, breathing problems, osteoarthritis and certain cancers.

Participation options:

  • Evaluation and Coaching
    • Initial appointment with an Occupational Health Clinic clinician to have blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, blood glucose, height, weight, and body mass index.
    • Behavioral coaching session with a Health Plus lifestyle coach at the clinic visit to identify a weight loss goal and create a plan to reach the goal.
    • Communicate and receive support from a lifestyle coach at least monthly for a year.
    • 6-month follow-up appointment at the Occupational Health Clinic to recheck measurements.
    • Evaluate progress to goal with the coach and continue lifestyle coaching for a further six months.
  • Monthly educational sessions are offered to provide social support and information on related topics including nutrition, physical activity, and psychosocial components. Dr. Chad Buck, Clinical Psychologist at Work/Life Connections and Psychological Support Consultant for Health Plus is one of the regular presenters.

Requirements for participation:

  • Vanderbilt faculty or staff
  • Complete the yearly Health Assessment​
  • Body mass index of 30 or higher

Complete this short form to schedule an appointment.

View the most recent Healthier You presentations.