Employee Wellness

We are here to educate, encourage and empower you to adopt and maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Building exterior with spring flowers of Center for Healthy Living at Purdue University Northwest

Center for Healthy Living at PNW Now Open to the Full PNW Campus Community!

The Center for Healthy Living at Purdue University Northwest is now be able to provide services to benefits employees not on Purdue’s health plan, non benefit employees and students. Learn more.

Current & Upcoming Healthy Boiler Multi-Week Programs

Healthy Boiler programs are free to all benefits-eligible faculty and staff and dependents covered on a Purdue medical plan. Registration for all programs can be done via the  Healthy Boiler portal unless otherwise specified. All registrations are due prior to start of program and deadline listed in description.

Next Session Dates:

March 21 – April 20: Tuesdays  & Thursdays, Noon – 1 p.m. EST (Register by March 13)


The Asthma Care for Adults Program has been developed by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). This program has been designed to help adults and their caregivers learn how to manage asthma. It covers asthma basics, recognizing symptoms and triggers, asthma action plans, and an overview of different types of asthma medications.

The seven one-hour lessons include:

  1. Asthma Basics
  2. Asthma Triggers
  3. Controlling Asthma Triggers
  4. Asthma Medicines and Equipment
  5. Asthma Action Plan
  6. Communicating with the Asthma Team
  7. Asthma Management Goals


All benefits-eligible employees and covered dependents with the target population being those:

  • Newly diagnosed with asthma.
  • Previously diagnosed but interested in better understanding the disease process.
  • With family a member/dependent that has been diagnosed.
  • Interested in better understanding asthma management.


Register by March 13 via the Healthy Boiler portal.  The registration link can be found under the “Healthy Boiler Workshops” section on the portal’s home page. Hover over the “Asthma Care for Adults” square and hit “Submit” to register.

For More Information

Contact the Center for Healthy Living, CHL, for more information at 765-494-0111

Next session: May 16 – August 8, Noon – 1 p.m. EST (Register by April 12)


The program is designed to help participants make changes to their lifestyles through education, practical experience and reinforcement, with a focus on behavior change. Additionally, Pivio helps support and facilitate the prevention, treatment and reversal of chronic disease and identify current lifestyle patterns that may lead to current/future health ailments. Hence, individuals pivot toward optimum health and away from chronic illnesses.

Focusing on whole-person health, PIVIO is based on the combination of four fundamental components: lifestyle, exercise, attitude, and nutrition. The program puts emphasis on how individuals live, move, think and eat in regards to creating and maintaining a healthier way of life. This class is facilitated virtually in a group environment with dynamic group discussions and peer support. PIVIO integrates optimal nutrition, exercise and behavioral psychology principles and tools. Plant-based eating is at the core of the program’s nutrition education.

For More Information

More details about Pivio can be found online via the Lifestyle Medicine Institute’s website at https://piviohealth.com. Questions about the program can be directed to the CHL at 765-494-0111.

Session Details

April 26 – May 31 on Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m. EST


Having high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) significantly increases your risk for serious health conditions, including heart attack and stroke. Often called the silent killer, more than 100 million people in the United States have high blood pressure, but don’t realize it because they aren’t experiencing symptoms. This 6- week class designed to help you understand high blood pressure and how lifestyle choices can help you better manage this condition. It includes weekly zoom classes and health coaching to support you along the way.


Register via the Healthy Boiler portal.  The registration link can be found under the “Healthy Boiler Workshops” section on the portal’s home page. Hover over the “Heart Knowledge” square and hit “Submit” to register.

For More Information

Contact CHL for more information at 765-494-0111.

Next Session Dates

May 1 – June 6 (Register by April 24)


HealthKick is a 6-week virtual education program which addresses physical activity, nutrition, creating healthy habits and decreasing stress.  Brief education (about 5-minute video) is delivered to participants via text message or email (depending on preference) Monday thru Friday for six weeks. The program includes one-on-one health coaching sessions established at the beginning of the program. The goal of this program is to increase education surrounding nutrition and develop healthy habits over 6-weeks to last a lifetime.

For More Information

Contact CHL for more information at 765-494-0111.

Next Session Dates

May 4 – August 3 on Thursdays, Noon – 1 p.m. EST (Register by April 24)


Do you have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes? Do you want to better understand type 2 diabetes and how it affects your body? This 14-week program will explain what type 2 diabetes is and the role nutrition, exercise, sleep, medication and stress management can have on your blood glucose levels. Participants in this program will be eligible to receive a free glucose meter and supplies.

*Individuals living with type 1 diabetes are able to meet monthly with a CHL health coach but are not required to participate in the eight-week “Taking Control of My Diabetes” program to take advantage of the test strips and blood sugar meter opportunity.

For More Information

Contact the CHL for more information at 765-494-0111.

Healthy Boiler

2023 Incentive

Be proactive about your health and get paid for it! This year marks a change to the Healthy Boiler Incentive.  In 2023, funds can be earned through a variety of steps – Step 1 (completing your annual physical) must be completed before payment for other objectives will be paid; however, you may complete the steps in whatever order works best for you. Employees also have the option of completing additional steps to increase the incentive payment.

  • The Healthy Boiler portal is accessible at https://purdue.wellright.com.
    • Employees and covered spouses will need to register to access the site.  Please note: employees must register and login first in order to allow spousal access to the site. Spouses must register separately in order to manage activity and receive the incentives. Benefit-eligible employees who are spouse opt-outs are considered spouses and should register under their spouse.

Healthy Boiler Portal Review

Take a quick look at what the portal and mobile app have to offer.

Additional Portal Resources

Wellness Webinars

Past Webinars Available to View On-Demand

If you missed the Franciscan Health webinar on Women’s Health in December, please click on the link below to watch a recording of the event at your convenience.  The following information will be discussed in this 25 minute presentation:

  • Most common types of bladder leakage
  • Causes of leakage
  • Treatment Options
  • Q&A with Dr. GarciaPresenter: Dr. Julia Garcia, Board Certified, Urology, Franciscan Health

Register to watch this recording on-demand

Please join us for an on-demand recording of the Zoom presentation on women’s health, brought to you by Dr. John Monk, DO and Franciscan Health.  The following information is discussed:

  • Causes of heavy or irregular periods
  • Clinical Evaluation & Diagnosis
  • Treatment Options
  • Q&A with Dr. Monk

Presenter: Dr. John Monk, Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology at Franciscan Health Physician Network

Register to watch this recording on-demand

Length of recording: 32 minutes

Understanding and recognizing the signs of vaping is the first step in prevention. Watch the recorded webinar to learn about the dangers, warning signs and more.

  • E-cigarettes have been the most commonly used tobacco product among youth since 2014.
  • According to the CDC, in 2020 approximately 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle school students currently use e-cigarettes.

This workshop covers:

  • Known Risks
  • What adults/teachers need to know
  • What to look for in your home or classroom
  • How to talk to your kids or students about vaping

Watch the recorded Vaping presentation on-demand.  You will have the ability to start, stop and rewind the recording.

Please join us for an on-demand recording of the Zoom presentation on men’s health, brought to you by Dr. Robert Korsch and Franciscan Health. The following information is discussed:

  • Enlarged prostate and urinary symptoms
  • Erectile dysfunction and sexual performance
  • Low testosterone

Presenter: Dr. Robert Korsch, DO, Urology at Franciscan Health

Register to watch this recording on-demand

Length of recording: 32 minutes

Additional Wellness Services


Taking care of yourself is important.  If you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed or out of balance you have help.  PNW’s Employee Assistance Program is here for you and your family to help navigate life’s ups and downs.

Tobacco Cessation

Quitting tobacco is one of the most important health choices you can make. If you are ready to quit,  there are options to help you succeed.

Available seven days a week, the Indiana Tobacco Quitline is provided by the state Department of Health and is available to all Indiana residents. If you call from a number outside of Indiana, you will be connected to a Quitline for that location.

This program can only be completed once per year. If you have already completed this program, please select another option.

  • Available to employees and spouses at all campuses.
  • To receive credit for this approved tobacco cessation program you must:
    • Register: Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) to start the program. A Quitline intake specialist will get your demographic information and register you in the program. You will then be transferred to a quit coach for your initial coaching call or you will be scheduled for an outbound call from the quit coach at a later date.
    • Calls: Quit coach calls include assessment of status, review of stage of readiness to change, action items appropriate to status, discussion of triggers and barriers, setting a quit date and information/resources. During a coaching call, the quit coach schedules the timeframe for your next call. Should you miss a scheduled call, you can call in yourself to reach a quit coach.
    • Timing: You will receive four calls with your quit coach. Generally, most people complete their four calls between six and 12 weeks. You may take longer than 12 weeks if needed, but you must not complete the four quit coach calls in shorter than six weeks.

Submit Your Letter of Completion

During your fourth call with your quit coach, you must request a “Letter of Completion.” Once you receive that in the mail, you will submit this letter to Human Resources as evidence of completion:

ATTN: Tobacco Cessation

Campus Mail
HR – Benefits
West Lafayette Campus

U.S. Mail
Purdue HR Benefits
1281 Win Hentschel Blvd Suite 1100
West Lafayette, IN 47906

One-to-one counseling for tobacco cessation helps by providing support both before and after you quit. Through a series of up to four sessions, telephonic and/or in person, you can receive (a) guidance to help you handle challenges while quitting and (b) recommendations for selection and proper use of medications to help make you more comfortable while you are quitting.

Please contact the Center for Healthy Living at 765-494-0111 to schedule your first session with a nurse health coach or pharmacist at least one week before your planned quit date.

Tobacco-user Additional Premium

If you certified you are a tobacco user when you enrolled in your benefits, you will have an additional annual medical premium of $1,000 you have the option of completing an approved tobacco cessation program to reduce your premium. Complete an approved program in 2023 and your premium can be lowered for part or all of the plan year.

Center for Healthy Living at Purdue Northwest

Your health is important to us. And we want to make it easy and affordable to seek care. To schedule an appointment call 765-494-011 to find a time that works for you.


Monday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Contact Us

Kendra Gardin

Health & Wellness Manager