Employee Wellness

Healthy TEAM Healthy U

A Wellness Program That Works

HTHU is a wellness program designed by OHSU faculty and staff to help employees achieve a healthy lifestyle and capture the power of employees working together to increase physical activity, improve diet and reduce stress. 

Numerous benefits have been documented, including reduced blood pressure, lower body weight among those who are overweight, improved diet and exercise behaviors and feeling healthier. Furthermore, people felt less depressed, missed less work and reported being happier after participating in HTHU.

Nearly 3,000 OHSU employees came together to participate in HTHU making up over 600 Teams in the first year! Since then, thousands more have participated to make Healthy TEAM Healthy U an integral part of employee wellness. 

HTHU offers different programs to fit different needs. We offer HTHU 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 Prevention, and 3.0 Enhancement. New for 2014-2015 is the HTHU Pregnancy Exercise & Nutrition (PEN) program for those who are pregnant or interested in pregnancy.

Pick Your Program

Each week your Team will meet to learn a new health topic. 

Weekly curriculum topics for HTHU 1.0 include: 

  • Energy balance
  • Strength training
  • General nutrition
  • Cardiovascular disease recognition and prevention
HTHU 2.0 is designed to sustain and increase the benefits you gained from HTHU 1.0. You will learn about:

  • Increasing your aerobic fitness and strength
  • Obtaining higher quality sleep
  • Understanding depression
  • Preventing back pain

HTHU 3.0 is the latest version of HTHU. Participants can choose one of two advanced, 12-week programs: the Prevention Track or the Enhancement Track. 

The 3.0 Prevention Track session topics include:

  •     Diabetes prevention & management
  •     Weight management
  •     Heart health

The 3.0 Enhancement Track session topics include:

  •     Consumer health & safety 
  •     Sports training
  •     Stress management
Pregnancy Exercise & Nutrition (PEN) program is for those who are pregnant or interested in pregnancy. PEN is a 20-week, team-based program to support women in achieving a healthy pregnancy and adopting lifelong health behaviors.


Home and gym strength training videos and healthy cooking videos made exclusively for OHSU complement all levels of HTHU.

How to Get Started

Go to https://hthu.ohsu.edu and log in using your OHSU username and password. Go to the "Available Programs" tab, choose your program, and follow the prompts to create your Team. 

The Perks

A Facilitator will provide free materials to you during your first session. They include: a pedometer, a Team Leader Manual, a Team Workbook, a resistance band (HTHU 2.0), insulated lunch bag (HTHU 3.0), access to strength training and cooking videos, a Wellness Guide, and a host of other resources through our website!

The Fine Print

Healthy TEAM Healthy U is excited to be included as one of the options available to OHSU employees to promote a healthy lifestyle and provide lower cost health insurance costs.

HTHU participants must complete the program by September 30, 2015, to qualify for medical cost savings in 2016. To receive your benefit, you must satisfy all of the following conditions:

  • Be a benefits eligible OHSU employee on September 30, 2015.
  • Designate a primary care provider (PCP) in the online benefits enrollment system.
  • Finish the HTHU program with at least 2,000 points between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015. - Earning 2,000 points in Healthy TEAM Healthy U or the Pregnancy Exercise and Nutrition program alone will qualify as satisfying both the wellness program requirements for lower cost medical insurance in 2016!