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Rockdale County awarded health grant
The Association County Commissioners of Georgia awarded Rockdale County one of 39 Employee Health Promotion and Wellness Incentive Grants. The grants are awarded statewide to promote programs that are designed to health and wellness programs for employees and their families.

The county will use the funds to host an employee health fair and other wellness programs. During the fair, employees will receive confidential health assessments, including blood pressure checks and cholesterol screening.
"Wellness programs have a demonstrated track record of improving employee health and quality of life while reducing medical claims and improving workplace morale," said ACCG's director of risk management and insurance in a letter to the county announcing the grant award. "Rockdale County was selected based on the grant application submitted and your commitment to employee wellness. The ACCG is pleased to support Rockdale County in this important endeavor."

Awards are made to members of the ACCG Group Health Benefits Program, underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, based on a county's commitment to employee health and demonstrated collaboration with other community groups and organizations engaged in health promotion.

The grant is the second awarded to the county since Chairman and CEO Richard Oden took office in January.