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FAQs for the Synod-wide Vitality Health Review Challenge

by Megan Sherman, Health and Wellness Educator
Questions & Answers

We’re kicking off 2021 with a Synod-Wide Challenge! Below is a list of frequently asked questions to help you answer some of the inquires you may get from your co-workers.  

Q: What is the Vitality Health Review?

A: The Vitality Health Review is a 10-minute, subjective assessment of your health that asks about lifestyle habits. Knowing more about your overall health and habits can help you identify areas that you would like to maintain or improve and can be a useful tool when setting goals towards heathier habits throughout the year. In addition, this assessment helps the program to understand your health risks so it can start individualizing the program for you!

Q: How can I join the Challenge?

A: Starting Jan. 6 join the Challenge under the “Community” tab, accept the rules of the road and complete the Vitality Health Review by Feb. 28. Points will be awarded after March 5.

Q: I don’t have the “Community” tab on my Vitality account. Can I still join?

A: First, check to make sure you’ve consented to participate in Challenges. Login to > My Account > Settings > Consent and select, “Yes, I would like to participate in Vitality Challenges.” It can take up to 48 hours for the “Community” tab to show on your Vitality account after updating your consent. If you are still having technical difficulties, contact Vitality Customer Support at or 877-224-7117.

Q: Where do I find the Vitality Health Review?

A: The Vitality Health Review can be found by going to Health Profile > Vitality Health Review

Q: I already completed the Vitality Health Review in 2021, prior to joining the challenge. Do I have to complete the Vitality Health Review again?

A: No, however, you will still need to join the Challenge to get the bonus challenge points awarded after March 5, 2020. Simply join the Synod-wide Challenge located in the “Community” tab and ensure your Vitality Health Review was completed Jan. 1 – Feb. 28.

Q: How do I join or create a team for this Challenge?

A: This is an individual challenge (no teams), but you can still encourage others in the LCMS community by communicating and posting through the “Discussion” tab.

Q: How many Vitality points will I get for joining the Challenge?

A: Join the Challenge and complete the Vitality Health Review, Jan. 1 – Feb. 28, and receive a total of 1,250 Vitality points.


2021 Synod-wide VHR Challenge (Jan. 1 – Feb. 28)
Vitality Health Review 500 points
First 90-day bonus+250 points
Challenge bonus*+500 points
 for completing VHR before Feb. 28
1,250 points