The incentive for this challenge is a large Healthy IU umbrella. Umbrellas are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Signing up earlier provides the best chance to receive an incentive. To receive an umbrella, participants must:
- Be an IU employee or SAA Graduate Appointee - or the spouse on an IU medical plan (Not sure if you are eligible?)
- Participate in all 4 weeks of the challenge
- Complete the online challenge evaluation survey at the end
Umbrellas will be pick-up only, in-person, on each campus during designated pick-up times. You may arrange for others to pick up for you. Due to the odd shape of the item, we are not able to mail to home addresses or individual campus mail.
During the 4-week challenge, you'll receive weekly emails with activities and insights designed to help you build and strengthen your social connections. Each week will focus on a different theme, and you’ll be able to choose from a list of activities to complete. With the provided tracker (or another tracking method of your choice), you'll set weekly goals and track your progress.
Having strong social connections not only makes life more enjoyable and fulfilling; it can also improve your health. Social connectedness is associated with better immune function, lower risk of heart disease, better mental health, and even a longer lifespan.
Double check your spam/junk folders. Challenge emails are sent via Qualtrics. Qualtrics admins sometimes come across the situation of Qualtrics users not receiving emails. Their advice is to reach out to UITS support (or your TechSelect rep, if you are a TechSelect client), who will work with you to make sure there is nothing in your email settings filtering out Qualtrics items. Participants who do not receive the challenge emails have a couple options:
- Short-term fix: Let Healthy IU know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will work with you to send you the challenge content in another way.