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Balanced Dukes is the work-life balance and integration program for James Madison University. The program offers wellness programs, initiatives, and campaigns that encourage health and wellness throughout campus. The mission of Balanced Dukes is Helping our employees reach a blend of personal satisfaction in four core areas, Work, Family, Community, and Self, in pursuit of a meaningful quality of life. Our goal is to support and enhance the overall well-being of our faculty and staff. All faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to participate in Balanced Dukes programs.

CommonHealth is the employee wellness program for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Balanced Dukes incorporates and supports all efforts and initiatives through the CommonHealth program. CommonHealth offers stress management sessions, WW (formerly weight watchers) discounts, annual wellness events and more. Participation in many of the CommonHealth initiatives are open to all state employees; however, some discounts and incentives offered through CommonHealth are only available to full time employees.

If you have questions about Balanced Dukes or CommonHealth, please contact Tara Torkelson, Work Life & Engagement Specialist,, 540-568-5533




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