The Employee Wellness Department offers comprehensive health promotion services for COUNTY EMPLOYEES. They are offered at many locations throughout the county. Participation is voluntary and confidential.
Fun activity programs are planned and sponsored by the Employee Wellness Department every year. They include:
March Into May
March Into May is a fun 10-week program that promotes regular physical activity for all employees. The program starts in March and ends in May each year. Participants set their own goal of how much exercise they want to do. This is a great opportunity to get started on a new exercise program or to set new goals for your current routine. Incentives are given to participants when they complete the program and meet their goals. Team leaders at work sites throughout the County make March Into May a success. They assist with logistics, recruit and encourage participants, and deliver incentives at the conclusion of March Into May. If you would like to learn more about March Into May or would like to be a leader for your site, call the Employee Wellness Department at (408) 885-3620 for more information.
Step It Up
Step It Up is a 4-week program that encourages employees to add physical activity into their daily routine by using the stairs instead of the elevator. Participants accumulate points for every stair step they take. Incentives are given to participants who achieve a minimum number of points at the end of the program. Step It Up can also be tailored to meet the needs of those participants who don't have access to stairs at work or are unable to use the stairs due to physical limitations. For more information about this program, contact the Employee Wellness Department at (408) 885-3620
Most wellness classes are offered through the sccLearn. Valley Health Plan also sponsors additional exercise classes that are free to all County Employees. For a complete listing of all our classes, please visit our Classes page.
Wellness Department staff offer one-to-one consultations for County Employees. We are available to help you meet your health goals and answer any health and wellness questions you may have. Free blood pressure screening and body fat analysis are available during consultation appointments. Receive information through the phone or e-mail on topics ranging from general nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and preventing chronic diseases. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (408) 885-3620
A member of our staff is also available at the Wellness Resource Room at 70 W. Hedding St., East Wing, Lower Level on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 10am-12:30pm for individual health consultations. No appointment needed.
Individual departments can call the Wellness Department to request that presentations be facilitated specifically and locally for their department. They are provided for 10 or more employees during such events as staff or offsite meetings, employee recognition days, or at special trainings. Topics include: healthy eating, physical activity, preventing or managing diabetes, ergonomic injury prevention, smoking cessation, stretch & relaxation, and weight management.
Audiotapes, books (including cookbooks), videos, DVDs, and CDs are also available for employees to borrow through our Lending Library service. Items are ponied to employees and loaned out for 3 weeks at a time. To download the Lending Library Catalog, please visit our Lending Library page.
Ongoing blood pressure screenings and body fat analysis can be provided by individual request. To schedule an appointment, please call EWD at (408) 885-3620. Cholesterol & glucose screenings are offered periodically at designated sites. Results from health screenings are giving within a few minutes, with all health education information and consultation provided by a health professional.
The Employee Wellness Department sponsors ongoing events for County Employees such as the Annual Wellness Fair and mini-health fairs throughout the year. Individual departments can also request our services at their special events, some events that we have participated in include Employee Appreciation Day, Open Enrollment, Safety Seminar, Take Your Sons & Daughters to Work Day, and Unity in Diversity Day. We are also available for staff retreats. If you are interested in having the Employee Wellness Department host a wellness booth or help plan a health-related event for your department, please contact us at (408) 885-3620.