To:         Executive Vice Presidents, Chancellors, Vice Presidents, Vice Chancellors, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors and Heads of Schools, Divisions, Departments and Offices

From:    Trent Klingerman, Vice President for Human Resources

Date:      June 1, 2016

Re:         2016 Center for Healthy Living mammography program

In 2015, Purdue’s mammogram screening rate was 49.8 percent (down from both 2013 and 2014 screening rates). As we continue to experience a decline in participation of preventive mammogram screenings, Purdue is once again providing employees an opportunity to have these important screenings done, in paid status with supervisor approval.

In an effort to increase screening rates, along with awareness, Purdue is partnering with the Center for Healthy Living and Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health Breast Center to provide convenient access to preventive (non-diagnostic) mammogram screenings. We are offering the program through the Center for Healthy Living to reduce any barriers to obtaining a preventive mammography screening.

Benefits-eligible employees at the West Lafayette campus and their covered spouses/same-sex domestic partners are eligible to register for mammography screenings (priority will be given to those who have not had a screening in two years or more). Screenings will take place at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health Breast Center, located at 3920 St. Francis Way, Suite 215, Lafayette, during the following days and times:

Thursday, June 23: 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, June 24: 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Monday, June 27: 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Purdue will offer up to 90 minutes of paid time off for employees who wish to take advantage of the screening sessions.   

Employees will register for an appointment by calling the Center for Healthy Living at 49-45505. All employees must be registered by June 17 to participate.

More information, including FAQs and a guide for supervisors, is available on the Center for Healthy Living’s website. Additional communication will be shared via Purdue Today, email and postcards.  

If you have questions about the mammography program, please contact Human Resources at 49-42222 or via email at hr@purdue.edu.