Health Services
  • For Health Happenings: 

    Karen Schwind

    Health Services Coordinator

    For Community Partners:

    Angela Doyle

    Benefits Specialist

Employee Wellness

About NB Strong

NB Strong is NBISD's Employee Wellness initiative to serve as a resource for health and wellness. 

 

"Healthy employees are more productive, have more energy and better manage stress. Employee wellness programs can keep your staff healthy, decrease sick days, lower insurance costs, and increase employee retention. Healthy employees are just as important as healthy students, especially in their ability to be a model of health for students" ~Alliance for a Healthier Generation

  • January 2021:  There are no follow up immunization clinics scheduled for Spring of 2021.  Information will be shared in the Employee Newsletter as soon as it's available!  If you need a second booster of a vaccine, please contact a local pharmacy or your healthcare provider.  

    Immunization Clinic for all NBISD employees took place October 6-9, 2020.  It's not too late to update your adult vaccines.  Link here for a location near you!  GetMyFluShot.org

     

    The following vaccines were available:

    • Quadrivalent Flu - Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every year as the best way to reduce the risk of flu and its potentially serious complications.
    • Gardasil (Humanpapillomavirus Vaccine ages 26-45) HPV vaccines protect against human papillomavirus causing cancers!
    • Hepatitis A  Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus.                             
    • Hepatitis B Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Hepatitis B is transmitted when blood, semen, or other body fluid from a person infected with the hepatitis B virus enters the body of someone who is not infected.
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella Should adults receive the MMR vaccine? Adults wo do not have evidence of immunity should get at least one dose of MMR.
    • Meningitis CDC recommends for adults with immune disorder and other at risk populations.   
    • Shingles (Shingrix ages 50-64) You don’t want shingles so be sure and get the vaccine if you’re >50!!  The herpes zoster vaccine is recommended for adults 50 years and older.
    • Tetanus Diptheria with Pertussis (Tdap) The Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine is recommended for women during each pregnancy and once for all adults who have not previously received it.
    •  Vitamin B 12 ($20 additional fee applies) A supplement of Cyanocobalamin Injection.   

     

    If you received routine vaccinations from Staying Healthy Medical Services in previous years and need a copy of your records, please email info@stayinghealthymedical.com.   In the email you will need to include your name and birthdate.  Depending on the carrier, insurance claims may be filed as Community Health and Immunization Services or Staying Healthy Medical Services.

  • Tips for Teachers from the CDC

    • Allow access to drinking water
    • Allow students to bring water bottles to class
    • Use student rewards that support health
    • Use non food items, activities and opportunities for physical activity
    • Do not use food, beverages or candy to reward achievement or behavior. 
    • Do not withhold food, beverages or physical activity time for discipline. 

    Ideas for Nonfood Rewards


Program Offerings

  • New Braunfels ISD employees had the opportunity to take part in a blood health screening conducted by Health Matters. over the past years.  Health Matters is no longer offering this service. Questions regarding results please contact Health Matters at viri@wellnessandhealthmatters.com or  www.wellnessandhealthmatters.com or call 972-613- 5793 and toll free 1-888- 399-4317, fax at 972-613-7236. 

  • The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent flu.

    1. Avoid close contact.

    Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

    2. Stay home when you are sick.

    If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

    3. Cover your mouth and nose.

    Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

    4. Clean your hands.

    Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

    5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

    Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

    6. Practice other good health habits.

    Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

    For more information visit the CDC.gov website 

  • TRS Membership letter sent September 2018

    Important Numbers (taken from back of card)

    Telephone Counseling Center.............800.223.8778

    Health and Insurance Benefits.............888.237.6762

    Hours of Operation

    Main........................................................................Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm

    Telephone Counseling Center.......................Monday-Friday 7 am - 6 pm

    Health and Insurance Benefits.......................Monday-Friday 7 am - 6 pm

    1000 Red River Street, Austin TX 78701 www.trs.texas.gov

     

To obtain customized reports to assist you with your wellness goals log onto: https://www.bcbstx.com/trsactivecare/health-and-wellbeing/well-ontarget.  Here you can earn and redeem points for prizes for getting mentally and physically healthy!

It's a win- win!  Be NB Strong!  

  • Healthy Bytes - the smart choice to complement your personal healthcare team...medically supervised by highly trained and certified registered dietitians.

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