The Washington County Wellness Program is designed to provide community resources, education and programs that encourage County employees to make healthy lifestyle choices, which will serve to strengthen the existing culture of health, leading to healthier, happier and more effective employees.
The Wellness Committee is comprised of "Wellness Champions" - a group of employees representing various departments of Washington County. Through monthly meetings, the committee is dedicated to developing resources, education materials and activities that support the wellness program mission.
To support a culture of wellness by enhancing opportunities for employees to develop healthier lifestyles.
A thorough assessment of healthcare utilization, work environments and employee wellness interests was completed to assist with developing the Wellness Program action plan. To learn more about the assessment, read the Wellness Program Assessment Summary.
Employee Health and Wellness Week 2015
The Washington County Wellness Program is please to invite all Washington County employees to continue your "Journey to Health" during Employee Health and Wellness Week August 17-21, 2015.
Healthy Choices Wellness Activities
In 2014, the Healthy Choices benefit level was introduced to County employees. The purpose of Healthy Choices is to create a culture of health and wellness for employees and to more effectively manage the escalation of costs of health care expenses for the County. By completing the Healthy Choices activities, employees are able to enroll in the Healthy Choices benefit plan and reduce their basic health plan deductible.
The Wellness activities that employees will be required to complete in 2015 and the corresponding points are as follows:
- Biometric screening –45 points
- Complete a Personal Health Assessment –45 points
- Plus one of the following:
- Complete an online healthy workshop –10 points
- Obtain a flu shot in 2015 –10 points
Total points needed to earn Healthy Choices for 2016 benefit level = 100 points
MyProvidence.org was chosen as the vendor to track the points assigned to the activities.It is anticipated that the MyProvidence platform will be ready to begin tracking Wellness activities by early May.
The deadline for completing the required Healthy Choices activities in order to earn the Healthy Choices benefit level for 2016 is October 31, 2015.
Frequently Asked QuestionsPersonal Health Assessment
Support Employees with Healthy Meetings
In July, guidelines for Healthy & Sustainable Meetings were approved by Washington County Administrative Office. By incorporating sustainability and health considerations in meeting and event coordination decisions, the County hopes to promote practices that conserve resources, improve employee well-being, and encourage responsible behaviors.
When planning your next meeting or event use the Healthy Meeting Guidelines and Sustainable Meeting and Event Guidelines, to create an environment that will help your coworkers feel healthier and more energized so they can perform their best. Support your co-workers by posting the Healthy and Sustainable Tips for Meetings poster in employee common areas.
Looking for Wellness Resources?
Kaiser Permanente (Note: Kaiser members, if you wish to earn the Healthy Choices benefit level for 2015, follow these instructions)
Questions?Email us at EmployeeWellness@co.washington.or.us.
Healthy Employees. Healthy County.