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These Health Improvement Programs are available to MNPS employees enrolled in the Certificated Employee Health Plan and, in many cases, their enrolled dependents. These programs are in addition to your health insurance coverage and the many no-cost health care services offered at the MNPS Employee & Family Health Care Centers. Click on a program name for more details.

Anxiety/stress

Synchronous Health telehealth counseling

This unique program is designed just for teachers and the challenges they face, which often take a toll on mental and emotional health. It's delivered through your phone or smart device and includes access to a live licensed counselor via a telehealth app.

GuidanceResources® EAP

Your EAP can help you and your household family members with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship and marital conflicts, job pressures, and legal and financial concerns. Services are free, available 24/7 and completely confidential. You don’t have to be enrolled in MNPS insurance and you may begin using the EAP on your first day of active employment.*

GIThrive: Digestive health experts

While stress and anxiety may lead to digestive symptoms like indigestion, stomach cramps, diarrhea, loss of appetite, emotional eating or nausea, many studies have shown that improving gut health can also support better mental health. This program includes an at-home gut microbiome kit and analysis and a dedicated health coach.

Fern

Living with pain can impact all aspects of your life, including your emotional health. Fern, a digital chronic pain program, connects you with a coach and teaches you the skills to help manage your pain, improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase your daily movement. Programs are available for musculoskeletal pain, headaches, and fibromyalgia. Relief is within reach. At no cost to you.

Brightline

This program offers virtual behavioral health coaching and therapy for children and teens experiencing challenges like anxiety, depression or ADHD. Parents who need support can access coaching and guidance, as well.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course

This no-cost, evidence-based course teaches you to consciously work with your own stress and the demands of life. You’ll learn mindfulness techniques and participate in gentle movements and group discussions aimed at enhancing awareness.*

Mamaya Health: Maternal mental health therapy

Mamaya Health offers virtual (telehealth) therapy for issues such as perinatal depression, anxiety, trauma, "baby blues," isolation or overwhelm in pregnancy or parenthood, and pregnancy loss or grief. Mamaya Health counselors are specially trained in maternal mental health, providing the highest level of support when it’s needed most. 

MamaLift: Maternal mental health program

MamaLift is an 8-week online program that provides one-on-one coaching and 24/7 access to self-help tools for your emotional and mental well-being during pregnancy or after delivery. The MamaLift program is backed by clinical trials and has helped improve mental well-being for thousands of women.

Back pain

MySpineHealth bundle

Provided through Vanderbilt Health at no cost to you, this program bundles all the services needed for select spine surgeries, providing the fastest, most cost-effective treatment and recovery path for patients suffering from chronic back pain. Surgical options are considered as a last resort and only recommended when conservative options have been exhausted.

Fern

Living with pain can impact all aspects of your life. Fern, a digital chronic pain program, connects you with a coach and teaches you the skills to help manage your back pain, improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase your daily movement. Relief is within reach. At no cost to you.

Cancer

MyOncologyHealth bundle

A cancer diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming. Provided through Vanderbilt Health at no cost to you, this program is designed to relieve some of the burden and uncertainty by offering education and expert support with a registered nurse for your journey. You'll receive access to personalized educational resources as well as a dedicated oncology nurse navigator who will be by your side every step of the way. 

Child and adolescent health

Brightline

This program offers virtual behavioral health coaching and therapy for children and teens experiencing challenges like anxiety, depression or ADHD. Parents who need support can access coaching and guidance, as well.

GuidanceResources® EAP

Your EAP can help you and your household family members with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship and marital conflicts, job pressures, and legal and financial concerns. Services are free, available 24/7 and completely confidential. You don’t have to be enrolled in MNPS insurance and you may begin using the EAP on your first day of active employment.*

Synchronous Health telehealth counseling

This unique program is designed just for teachers and the challenges they face, which often take a toll on mental and emotional health. The program is delivered through your phone or smart device and includes access to a live licensed counselor via a telehealth app.

Colon cancer prevention

Cologuard®

Early detection of colon cancer is critical. If you’re age 45 or older, you have several no-cost colon cancer screening options, including the noninvasive Cologuard test.*

Depression

GuidanceResources® EAP

Your EAP can help you and your household family members with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship and marital conflicts, job pressures, and legal and financial concerns. Services are free, available 24/7 and completely confidential. You don’t have to be enrolled in MNPS insurance and you may begin using the EAP on your first day of active employment.*

Synchronous Health telehealth counseling

This unique program is designed just for teachers and the challenges they face, which often take a toll on mental and emotional health. The program is delivered through your phone or smart device and includes access to a live licensed counselor via a telehealth app.

Fern

Living with pain can impact all aspects of your life, including your emotional health. Fern, a digital chronic pain program, connects you with a coach and teaches you the skills to help manage your pain, improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase your daily movement. Programs are available for musculoskeletal pain, headaches, and fibromyalgia. Relief is within reach. At no cost to you.

Brightline

This program offers virtual behavioral health coaching and therapy for children and teens experiencing challenges like anxiety, depression or ADHD. Parents who need support can access coaching and guidance, as well.

Mamaya Health: Maternal mental health therapy

Mamaya Health offers virtual (telehealth) therapy for issues such as perinatal depression, anxiety, trauma, "baby blues," isolation or overwhelm in pregnancy or parenthood, and pregnancy loss or grief. Mamaya Health counselors are specially trained in maternal mental health, providing the highest level of support when it’s needed most. 

MamaLift: Maternal mental health program

MamaLift is an 8-week online program that provides one-on-one coaching and 24/7 access to self-help tools for your emotional and mental well-being during pregnancy or after delivery. The MamaLift program is backed by clinical trials and has helped improve mental well-being for thousands of women.

Diabetes prevention 

Diabetes Resource Guide

This two-page guide lists all the programs MNPS provides to help you prevent and/or manage diabetes.

Omada®

If you’re at risk, Omada’s digital lifestyle change program can help you develop long-term healthy habits, lose weight if appropriate, and avoid developing diabetes. Take a one-minute risk screener to see if you’re eligible.

Virta

Many people living with prediabetes (5.7%-6.4% A1c) don’t even realize it until it’s too late. If you think you’re at risk, Virta can help. And if you do have prediabetes, Virta will give you the tools and support you need to stop prediabetes in its tracks.

Diabetes management

Diabetes and nutrition education

With a referral from your primary care provider or endocrinologist you and/or your covered dependents with diabetes can see a certified diabetes educator for self-management education and/or medical nutrition therapy. Some network providers offer telehealth options, including Vanderbilt.*

Diabetic eye exams

Diabetic eye exams are available at the MNPS Health Care Centers. Images are then reviewed by an ophthalmologist. If signs of retinopathy are found, we will contact you to discuss next steps. But this screening does not replace regular eye exams, provide a glasses/contacts prescription, or test for glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye). Call 615-259-8755 to make an appointment.*

Diabetes Resource Guide

This two-page guide lists all the programs MNPS provides to help you prevent and/or manage diabetes.

Omada®

If you live with diabetes, Omada’s digital lifestyle change program can help you develop long-term healthy habits, lose weight if appropriate, and better manage your diabetes. Take a one-minute risk screener to see if you’re eligible.

Shared Medical Appointments

Available at the Employee Wellness Center, shared medical appointments (SMAs) are a unique opportunity to have your follow-up appointments in a group setting, which provides consultation with an endocrinologist, self-management education and peer support all in one visit. Call 615-259-8755.*

Telehealth with an endocrinologist

Patients can schedule a diabetes specialist telehealth visit with Vanderbilt Health’s Tiffanie Marksbury, nurse practitioner in endocrinology. Make an in-person appointment at one of the MNPS Health Care Centers. When you arrive, a nurse will help get your visit started with Tiffanie. Any lab/blood work ordered can be done while you’re in the clinic.*

Virta 

For those with type 2 diabetes, Virta is best known for its reversal program, but it also offers the tools and support to help you better manage your diabetes without requiring dietary changes—that is, until you’re ready.

Diabetes reversal

Virta

Go beyond managing type 2 diabetes—reverse it. Virta provides the tools and ongoing support needed to harness the power of food as medicine and treat the root cause of high blood sugar—one without medications or calorie counting.

Digestive health

GIThrive: Digestive health experts

GIThrive is a program to help improve health — starting with digestion. You will be guided on a path to better digestive health with a step-by-step program to reduce digestive symptoms and meet your goals. It includes an app, access to a registered dietitian and a health coach and tools like the GutCheck microbiome test. It’s all done from home — private and 100% free.

Fertility

Progyny | Smarter fertility benefits

For employees and their spouses who want to have a child or preserve their fertility, this benefit provides coverage for IUI, IVF and more through Progyny’s national network of fertility specialists.

Headache

Fern

Living with pain can impact all aspects of your life. Fern, a digital chronic pain program, connects you with a pain coach and teaches you the skills to help manage your headache pain, improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase your daily movement. Programs are available for both migraine and tension headaches. Relief is within reach. At no cost to you.

Fibromyalgia

Fern

Living with pain can impact all aspects of your life. Fern, a digital chronic pain program, connects you with a pain coach and teaches you the skills to help manage your fibromyalgia pain, improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase your daily movement. Relief is within reach. At no cost to you.

Hearing loss

Hearing aid benefit

This benefit, bundled with your medical/dental/vision insurance package, pays up to $1,400/person for hearing aids (every five years) when you use Amplifon providers.

MyHearingHealth bundle

Provided through Vanderbilt Health at no cost to you, this program bundles all the services needed for successful cochlear implant surgery for patients 18 and older with severe hearing loss.  In many cases, this life-changing surgery is completed in one day.

Heart health

Omada®

If you’re at risk, Omada’s digital lifestyle change program can help you develop long-term healthy habits, lose weight if appropriate, and avoid developing heart disease. Take a one-minute risk screener to see if you’re eligible.

MyHeartHealth bundle

Provided through Vanderbilt Health at no cost to you, this program bundles all the services needed to support patients recently diagnosed with a cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). The bundle covers certain electrophysiology procedures.

Hip and knee osteoarthritis

MyOrthoHealth bundle

Provided through Vanderbilt Health at no cost to you, this program bundles all the services needed to help you find the most appropriate course of treatment for your joint pain, providing a path to a speedy return to life and work. This personalized plan may involve surgery and/or physical therapy and other complementary treatments.*

Fern

Living with pain can impact all aspects of your life. Fern, a digital chronic pain program, connects you with a coach and teaches you the skills to help manage your hip and knee pain, improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase your daily movement. Relief is within reach. At no cost to you.

Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Omada®

If you live with high blood pressure, Omada’s digital lifestyle change program can help you develop long-term healthy habits and better manage your blood pressure. Take a one-minute risk screener to see if you’re eligible.

Kidney stones

MyUrologyHealth bundle

Provided through Vanderbilt Health at no cost to you, this program bundles all the services needed to successfully treat kidney stones and prevent them from returning.

Knee pain

MyOrthoHealth bundle

Provided through Vanderbilt Health at no cost to you, this program bundles all the services needed to help you find the most appropriate course of treatment for your joint pain, providing a path to a speedy return to life and work. This personalized plan may involve surgery and/or physical therapy and other complementary treatments.

Fern

Living with pain can impact all aspects of your life. Fern, a digital chronic pain program, connects you with a coach and teaches you the skills to help manage your knee pain, improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase your daily movement. Relief is within reach. At no cost to you.

Maternity

Healthy Pregnancies Healthy Babies® by Cigna

This program provides vital prenatal support and education. If you enroll in your first trimester, you’ll receive $500 upon completion of the program ($250 if you enroll in your second trimester).

MyMaternityHealth bundle

Provided through Vanderbilt Health at no cost to you, this program bundles all the services an expectant mother and baby need to receive the best care – from enrollment through 12 weeks after delivery. This benefit includes free educational classes, including lactation classes.

The Lactation Network

TLN connects new mothers with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant for support with a variety of concerns, including latching issues, milk supply, returning to work, and weaning. Consultations can be held in person or virtually.

Mamaya Health: Maternal mental health therapy

Mamaya Health offers virtual (telehealth) therapy for issues such as perinatal depression, anxiety, trauma, "baby blues," isolation or overwhelm in pregnancy or parenthood, and pregnancy loss or grief. Mamaya Health counselors are specially trained in maternal mental health, providing the highest level of support when it’s needed most. 

MamaLift: Maternal mental health program

MamaLift is an 8-week online program that provides one-on-one coaching and 24/7 access to self-help tools for your emotional and mental well-being during pregnancy or after delivery. The MamaLift program is backed by clinical trials and has helped improve mental well-being for thousands of women.

Men's health

90-Day Men's Health Challenge

This is a program just for men. Male MNPS employees and male spouses/partners enrolled in the Certificated Employee Health Plan are eligible to participate.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course

This no-cost, evidence-based course teaches you to consciously work with your own stress and the demands of life. You’ll learn mindfulness techniques and participate in gentle movements and group discussions aimed at enhancing awareness.*

 

Nutrition

Foodsmart

This tele-nutrition program lets you meet one-on-one with a registered dietitian (via video or phone) to address all the eating challenges you face. You also get personalized meal plans, a nutrition assessment, personal preference customization (e.g., allergies, food dislikes), and more.

GIThrive: Digestive health experts

Did you know that only 1 in 10 Americans eat enough fruits and vegetables? Take the guesswork and stress out of understanding the right foods for your body and lifestyle. Your dedicated GIThrive dietitian will help create a gut-friendly meal plan tailored to your needs. This program includes an at-home gut microbiome kit and analysis and health coach.

Pain/musculoskeletal

MyOrthoHealth bundle

Provided through Vanderbilt Health at no cost to you, this program bundles all the services needed to help you find the most appropriate course of treatment for your joint pain, providing a path to a speedy return to life and work. This personalized plan may involve surgery and/or physical therapy and other complementary treatments.

MySpineHealth bundle

Provided through Vanderbilt Health at no cost to you, this program bundles all the services needed for select spine surgeries, providing the fastest, most cost-effective treatment and recovery path for patients suffering from chronic back pain. Surgical options are considered as a last resort and only recommended when conservative options have been exhausted.

Fern

Living with pain can impact all aspects of your life. Fern, a digital chronic pain program, connects you with a pain coach and teaches you the skills to help manage your musculoskeletal pain, improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase your daily movement. Relief is within reach. At no cost to you.

Pregnancy

Healthy Pregnancies Healthy Babies® by Cigna

This program provides vital prenatal support and education. If you enroll in your first trimester, you’ll receive $500 upon completion of the program ($250 if you enroll in your second trimester).

The Lactation Network

TLN connects new mothers with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant for support with a variety of concerns, including latching issues, milk supply, returning to work, and weaning. Consultations can be held in person or virtually.

Mamaya Health: Maternal mental health therapy

Mamaya Health offers virtual (telehealth) therapy for issues such as perinatal depression, anxiety, trauma, "baby blues," isolation or overwhelm in pregnancy or parenthood, and pregnancy loss or grief. Mamaya Health counselors are specially trained in maternal mental health, providing the highest level of support when it’s needed most. 

MamaLift: Maternal mental health program

MamaLift is an 8-week online program that provides one-on-one coaching and 24/7 access to self-help tools for your emotional and mental well-being during pregnancy or after delivery. The MamaLift program is backed by clinical trials and has helped improve mental well-being for thousands of women.

Shoulder pain

MyOrthoHealth bundle

Provided through Vanderbilt Health at no cost to you, this program bundles all the services needed to help you find the most appropriate course of treatment for your joint pain, providing a path to a speedy return to life and work. The program supports patients through physical therapy first, proceeding to advanced imaging and surgery only when these are the clinically appropriate next steps.

Fern

Living with pain can impact all aspects of your life. Fern, a digital chronic pain program, connects you with a pain coach and teaches you the skills to help manage your shoulder pain, improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase your daily movement. Relief is within reach. At no cost to you.

Skin concern

Enhanced dermatology care

Available at any MNPS Health Care Center, if indicated we can now take and send a photograph of the suspicious area(s) to Vanderbilt Dermatology for evaluation. Simply make an in-person appointment by calling 615-259-8755.*

Substance use disorder

MyRecoveryHealth bundle

Provided through Vanderbilt Health at no cost to you, this program bundles all the services needed to rethink recovery and beat substance use disorder. The program includes support for opioid use disorder as well as other substance use disorders, including alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine and other stimulants, sedatives, hallucinogens, inhalants and other psychoactive substances.

Tobacco cessation

Tobacco Cessation Program

Ready to quit tobacco? Cigna's Tobacco Cessation Program has proven results with 89% of Cigna participants staying tobacco-free one year after graduating from the program.

Weight management/obesity

Foodsmart

This tele-nutrition program lets you meet one-on-one with a registered dietitian (via video or phone) to address all the eating challenges you face. You also get personalized meal plans, a nutrition assessment, personal preference customization (e.g., allergies, food dislikes), and more.

MyWeightLossHealth bundle (surgical & medical weight loss)

Provided through Vanderbilt Health at no cost to you, this program coordinates and bundles all services needed for a successful weight loss journey. There are two bundles available: surgical weight loss, which provides a streamlined and personalized approach to bariatric (weight loss) surgery, and medical weight loss, a non-surgical approach to weight loss that includes a custom plan for nutrition, exercise and psychological support.

Omada®

Omada’s digital lifestyle change program can help you develop long-term healthy habits, lose weight, and avoid developing diabetes and heart disease. Take a one-minute risk screener to see if you’re eligible.

Virta

One of the key benefits of the Virta lifestyle, a lifestyle custom designed to help people naturally reduce their average blood sugar and reverse type 2 diabetes, is its ability to help people lose weight and keep it off. That is why Virta is available to eligible employees with a BMI of 30 or greater, regardless of diabetes diagnoses.

Weight Management Program

This program, offered through the MNPS Health Care Centers, is designed for people with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher who want to lose weight and pursue better health. Eligible enrollees receive 50% reimbursement of membership fees at an approved weight management program/organization.*

Women’s health and family building

Healthy Pregnancies Healthy Babies® by Cigna

This program provides vital prenatal support and education. If you enroll in your first trimester, you’ll receive $500 upon completion of the program ($250 if you enroll in your second trimester).

MyMaternityHealth bundle

Provided through Vanderbilt Health at no cost to you, this program bundles all the services an expectant mother and baby need to receive the best care – from enrollment through 12 weeks after delivery. This benefit includes free educational classes, including lactation classes.

The Lactation Network

TLN connects new mothers with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant for support with a variety of concerns, including latching issues, milk supply, returning to work, and weaning. Consultations can be held in person or virtually.

Progyny | Smarter fertility benefits

For employees and their spouses who want to have a child or preserve their fertility, this benefit provides coverage for IUI, IVF and more through Progyny’s national network of fertility specialists.

Mamaya Health: Maternal mental health therapy

Mamaya Health offers virtual (telehealth) therapy for issues such as perinatal depression, anxiety, trauma, "baby blues," isolation or overwhelm in pregnancy or parenthood, and pregnancy loss or grief. Mamaya Health counselors are specially trained in maternal mental health, providing the highest level of support when it’s needed most. 

MamaLift: Maternal mental health program

MamaLift is an 8-week online program that provides one-on-one coaching and 24/7 access to self-help tools for your emotional and mental well-being during pregnancy or after delivery. The MamaLift program is backed by clinical trials and has helped improve mental well-being for thousands of women.

* These programs do not require enrollment in the Certificated Employee Health Plan to participate.

Anxiety
Back pain
Colon cancer
Depression
D prevention 
D management
D reversal
Digestive health
Fertility
Hearing loss
Heart disease prevention
Hip and knee osteoarthritis
Hypertension
Kidney stones
Knee pain
Maternity
Men's health
Mindfulness
Nutrition
Pain
Pregnancy
Shoulder pain
Skin concern
Cancer
Substance use disorder
Tobacco cessation
obesity
Child Health
Women's Health
Headache
Fibromyalgia
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