The City of Garden City has been selected by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) to receive one of the Employee Health & Wellbeing Incentive Grants awarded statewide to promote worksite programs designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of city employees and family members.
Awards are made to members of the GMA GMEBS Life and Health Insurance Fund, underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, based on a city’s commitment to employee health and demonstrated collaboration with other community groups and organizations engaged in health promotion.
As part of the grant process, the city designated the City’s Director of Human Resources, Pam Franklin, as the Health Promotion Champion to develop a workplace health promotion action plan and to attend Local Government Risk Management Services’ (LGRMS) High Impact Health Promotion Champion training sessions. Workplace wellbeing programs have a demonstrated track record of improving employee health and quality of life while reducing medical claims and improving workplace morale. The GMA offers wellbeing services to all member cities through LGRMS, a notfor profit agency operated jointly with the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.
The GMA – GMEBS is available to all Georgia Municipal Association members. Currently, several cities, authorities, and regional commissions participate in the health plan. All cities, authorities, and regional commissions participating in the GMA – GMEBS are eligible to apply for the Health & Wellbeing Incentive Grants on an annual basis. The GMA is pleased to support Garden City and it’s employees in this important endeavor.