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These Health Improvement Programs are in addition to your MNPS certificated benefit plans (insurance) 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

GuidanceResources® EAP

You and your household family members have access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) called GuidanceResources. It can help 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. 

Connect with Karla® 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.*

Back pain

MySpineHealth bundle

Provided through Vanderbilt Health, 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.*

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

You and your household family members have access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) called GuidanceResources. It can help 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. 

Connect with Karla® 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.*

 

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.*

Diabetes management

Diabetes and nutrition education

With a referral from your primary care provider or endocrinologist you and/pr your covered dependents with diabetes can see a certified diabetes educator for diabetes 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.*

Telehealth with an endocrinologist

Patients can schedule a diabetes specialist telehealth visit with Vanderbilt Health’s Dr. Chanhaeng Rhee, Medical Director for the Eskind Adult Diabetes Clinic. Simply make an in-person appointment at one of the MNPS Health Care Centers. When you arrive, a nurse will check you in and help get your visit started with Dr. Rhee. If lab/blood work is ordered, it can be done while you’re in the clinic.

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.*

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, this program “bundles” all the services needed for successful cochlear implant surgery for patients with severe hearing loss.*

Heart disease prevention

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.*

Hip pain

MyOrthoHealth bundle

Provided through Vanderbilt Health, this program “bundles” all the services needed for hip and knee joint replacement surgery, providing a path to a speedy return to life and work.*

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.*

Knee pain

MyOrthoHealth bundle

Provided through Vanderbilt Health, this program “bundles” all the services needed for hip and knee joint replacement surgery, providing a path to a speedy return to life and work.*

Maternity

MyMaternityHealth bundle

Provided through Vanderbilt Health, this program “bundles” all the services an expectant mother and baby need to receive the best care – from enrollment through delivery – at no cost to you.*

 

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).*

Migraine

Working With Migraine

Migraine is more than just a headache. Working With MigraineTM is a free program that can help you better understand migraines and give you tools to manage them. 

 

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 telenutrition 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.* ​

Pain/musculoskeletal

EmpoweredDecisions!™

If you suffer from back, neck, hip, shoulder or knee pain, you may qualify for EmpoweredDecisions!™. This no-cost program offers personalized, practical steps to help you manage your pain — without opioid medications or surgery.*

MyOrthoHealth bundle

Provided through Vanderbilt Health, this program “bundles” all the services needed for hip and knee joint replacement surgery, providing a path to a speedy return to life and work.* 

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).*

Stress

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.

GuidanceResources® EAP

You and your household family members have access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) called GuidanceResources. It can help 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. 

Connect with Karla® 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.*

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 telenutrition 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.* ​

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.

 

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.*

MyWeightLossHealth bundle

Provided through Vanderbilt Health, this program “bundles” all the services needed for a streamlined and personalized approach to bariatric (weight loss) surgery and recovery.* 

 

* Available to employees (and, in some cases, eligible dependents) enrolled in the Certificated Employee Health Plan