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.
- Maintain Don't Gain Challenge
- Stress Management (4-part) Series
- Support Employees with Healthy Meetings
- Highlights from Employee Health and Wellness Week
- Health Matters - Nov. 2013 issue
- Employee Success Stories section
Maintain Don't Gain Challenge
Studies show that most Americans gain during the holidays. To help you beat the odds this year, the Washington County Wellness Program is sponsoring a Maintain Don't Gain Challenge over the holidays to help you keep off those extra pounds (or even lose some!). This is a voluntary program and is based on the honor system.
To make the Challenge fun, motivating and rewarding, we will conduct weekly prize drawings* to celebrate successes for the week. And at the end of the Challenge, we will have more prize drawings*! Prizes will include
t-shirts, water tumblers, pedometers, spa gift certificates (for that relaxing massage) and a Nike Fuel Band!
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*Participants must sign up and log their progress on-line using the links provided throughout the challenge to be eligible for prize drawings. For employees who do not have access to Horizons, please contact Human Resources (503-846-8686) for additional instructions.
Stress Management (4-part) Series: "Chill out for the holidays"
Winter time and holidays can be difficult times for people in the northwest. Stress and anxiety tend to increase during this season for a variety of reasons; the lack of sun, difficult family memories (and members!), holidays without loved ones, and financial difficulties are just a few of the things that can stir uncomfortable emotions in people. This four part stress management tool can provide skill development to help each of us to live happy and healthy lives. More about the series: Series Details Pre-Test Post-Test
Dates, time & location:
- Nov. 27th, Dec. 4th, 11th & 18th
- Noon – 1 p.m.
- PSB 270 – Sequoia Room
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.
Highlights from Employee Health and Wellness Week
Thank you all for participating in Employee Health and Wellness Week! We were very pleased with the number of employees that engaged in various activities throughout the week. Learn more about how successful the week was, in this Executive Summary.
Additionally, the aggregate reports below provide valuable information to assist the Wellness Committee in planning targeted programs to address generalized employee health risks.
IMPORTANT: Washington County received aggregate data only (names and personal health conditions were not included in the reports).
Looking for Wellness Resources?
Questions?Email us at EmployeeWellness@co.washington.or.us. Or, contact Wellness Program Coordinator, Brandi Johnston at (503) 846-3741 or Julee Howard at (503) 846-8261.
Healthy Employees. Healthy County.