Employee Wellness

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.

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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.

What's New

Join the Weigh the Same Challenge

Most of us find it difficult to maintain a healthy weight year round, but particularly during the fall and winter seasons.Join your fellow coworkers in our fall/winter challenge to weigh the same in 2015.

  • Eight Week Challenge November 17, 2014 –January 11, 2015.
  • Use your myProvidence/Wellness Central account to sign up the week of November 10th.
  • Prizes:Movie tickets, pedometers, FitBits and grand prize a Spa gift card.

See attached flyer and FAQ's for information and challenge details.

Challenge yourself to maintain a healthy weight during the fall/winter season!

 Employee Health and Wellness Week August 18th-22nd

Journey to Health foundation

Did you have fun during Employee Health and Wellness Week? Thank you to everyone, who participated in activities this past week. We are interested in learning more about your experience to guide planning for future events. 

Please take 5 minutes to complete the Participant Evaluation by August 31, 2014.

2015 Medical Plans

New Medical Plan
2015 Medical Plan Options
Washington County is committed to providing employees a competitive benefits package. We also are committed to providing employees tools and information to make an informed decision. Choose this link, to find detailed information on the new medical plans and what wellness activities you can do to earn the Healthy Choices benefit level.



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.

Questions? Contact Julee Howard (x8261) regarding the healthy meeting guidelines and Robin Straughan (x8857) regarding the sustainable guidelines. 

Wellness Newsletters

Check out the latest issue of Health Matters:

Employee Success Stories

How do your co-workers lead a healthy lifestyle?

Looking for Wellness Resources?

Wellness Coaching
Do you have a tobacco habit? Snack to soothe your stress? Leave your walking shoes in the closet? It can be hard to make healthy changes — and stick with them. Wellness coaches can help.
To learn more, select your plan below:
Discounts & Savings
Both healthcare plans have a wide variety of discount programs and services. Learn how you can adopt healthy behaviors, save on recreational activities, or simply enjoy life more.
To learn more, select your plan below:
Health Assessment image
The first step in taking control of your health is to understand your health status and risks. Your personal health assessment is a private, secure online tool.
To begin, select your plan below: 
Kaiser Permanente  (Note:  Kaiser members, if you wish to earn the Healthy Choices benefit level for 2015, follow these instructions)
Alternative Medicine
Alternative Care
Did you know both healthcare plans include chiropractic, naturopathy and acupuncture coverage? Check with your specific healthcare plan on massage therapy coverage. 
To learn more, select your plan below:


Email us at EmployeeWellness@co.washington.or.us.


Healthy Employees.  Healthy County.