We’ve worked together for nearly two decades. I wanted to document the outstanding relationship we’ve developed. I’m happy to have you share this information with others, including potential clients.
Since the mid-1990’s, the University of Pennsylvania has offered health promotion presentations and campus programs for faculty and staff. AreUFit Health Services was involved since the beginning, providing cholesterol screenings at our annual health fair to a small, but interested subset of our faculty and staff members. In fall 2012, we expanded our health promotion program to offer cash-incented biometric screenings at 20 campus locations, drawing over 4000 faculty and staff to test their blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels. This “pilot” biometric screenings campaign relied on many moving parts to be successful: an effective communication campaign, an easy, online registration option, and well-run screening sessions. We had great partners for all aspects of the program. But the biggest impact on the reputation of the program was made by your organization’s professionals. You organized them to arrive promptly daily and make sure the space was set up well and as needed. Your staff did an outstanding job handling finger-sticks, blood pressure tests, and health education to provide on-the-spot test results, interpretation of the results, and suggestions for improved health and well-being. They also handled with sensitivity the need to notify individuals who had dangerous biometric levels and to encourage them to get immediate help. With 4000+ participants, AHS had 12000+ contact moments with our faculty and staff. We never had a complaint and received many positive, unsolicited statements about the experience, from key institutional leaders and world-renowned faculty to groundskeepers and housekeepers. This laid the best foundation possible for our multi-year campaign to help our faculty and staff know their biometric numbers and focus on healthy lifestyles. We look forward to working with your organization, especially under your leadership, in the future as we grow our program. You are valuable partners for our quest to provide effective and impacting health promotion programs for our campus.