University of Kentucky finds lasting lifestyle changes among thousands of employees in yearlong wellness program.
University of Kentucky is considered a leader in population health. UKY uses MoveSpring as part of their year-round Be Well, Eat Well, Move Well employee wellness program. They needed an easy-to-use platform to track physical activity for thousands of employees as part of the Move Well initiative and MoveSpring was able to provide just what they were looking for.
Key Features Used
This eligibility feature helped admins maintain control over who could access their MoveSpring programs. With single-use eligibility files, access was only given to eligible employees and their spouses.
3-Tiered Target Challenges
Users were able to select the challenge goal that aligned with their activity level, enabling them to compete with other individuals in their same activity bracket. This provided motivation and and challenge for all levels of users.
The group target challenge mode provided UKY with a collaborative and community-building experience. Users would work together toward a larger, cumulative goal.
Admins posted in group chats under the username 'ukyadmin' to provide updates and motivation throughout challenges. Users utilized chat to cheer each other on, especially during the group target challenge while everyone was working toward a larger goal.
UKY admins used their content module to push various types of information out to their users and keep them engaged with the app. They promoted upcoming 5k races, announced prizes for different challenge goals, and educated users on various health and fitness topics.
UKY’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion conducted a study using MoveSpring activity data to determine the impact of the challenge platform on participant physical activity.
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