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On the Move Challenge

Sign-up: 7/10/2017 - 7/28/2017 - Date extended!
Challenge Starts: 7/18/2017
Challenge Ends: 8/14/2017
50 wellness points earned if completed

Lower stress, boost energy and feel better... and win great prizes!

You don't even need a gym! Take a walk, go for a bike ride, or turn up the music and dance in your living room.

Click the On the Move Challenge flyer to open in PDF.

How it works:

Join the four week challenge by logging on to www.cityofdenverwellness.com and scroll down and click On the Move and then Let's Do This. Join a team of up to 10 people or go it alone as a team of one.

On July 18 start logging the number of minutes you are physically active each day on www.cityofdenverwellness.com or on the Viverae app (Apple Store|Google Play). You can earn up to 90 minutes each day.

The goal: log 500 minutes of physical activity by the end of the challenge and earn 50 points!

Win a Fitbit Flex 2:

  • Each member of the team with the most points will win a Fitbit Flex 2
  • The individual with the most points will also win a Fitbit Flex 2

Everyone who participates and logs at least 500 minutes during the four week challenge will earn 50 points for the quartely dawing. Find out more about the How to win quarterly prizes in the Wellness Incentive information below.

You haven't logged in to www.cityofdenverwellness.com yet? Find How to register below with the Wellness Incentive information.


Sweaty Selfie submissions for week four.

Send us your Sweaty Selfies

As you log your activity, send your Sweaty Selfies to wellness@denvergov.org for a chance to win a prize and have your picture posted on the Denver Wellness Facebook page. We'll have a drawing each week of the challenge. Send as many Sweaty Selfies as you like, but you can only win one time during the four weeks.

 
 

On The Move Challenge Leaderboard

As of Friday, July 28, the top five teams are:

Team Name Dept./Agency Points
DUMP THE RUMP! District Attorney's Office 7823
The Exercists Denver Human Services 6663
Forensic BEASTS Denver Police Department 6641
The A Team Denver County Court 5110
DSD Mind Over Fatter Denver Sheriff's Department 4941

See where your team ranks on the leaderboard!

Wellness Incentive

The Healthy Steps Incentive Program has been approved! Health-plan covered employees may earn a $240 paycheck payment in December 2017, AND a $300 HSA deposit or premium reduction (HSA deposit for the high deductible plan employees, premium discount for the DHMO plan employees) in 2018. This is a great benefit addition to our health plan coverage!

Plus, all employees who are eligible to receive medical benefits from the city, even those who waive the benefit, may participate to earn points and prizes through the wellness portal.

To help you navigate the wellness portal, download the guide.

Wellness Portal Login Instructions

All benefits eligible City and County of Denver employees can log on to www.cityofdenverwellness.com or the Viverae app to start the program. Download the mobile app by searching "Viverae" in the Apple Store or Google Play.

  1. Go to www.cityofdenverwellness.com
    Open link in web browser Google Chrome
  2. Click on register today
  3. Use your employee ID as your identifier
  4. Enter registration code Denver

Eligible employees must register on the new, online wellness portal in order to complete the requirements of the program and receive the incentive. Log on to www.cityofdenverwellness.com and register by entering your last name, birthday, employee ID number and the registration code Denver. The portal will guide you to the incentive program components. This year the requirements of the program are as follows:

  • Complete the member health assessment
  • Take the physician screening form to your doctor to fill out and upload to www.cityofdenverwellness.com
  • Enter the dates of three of your most recent preventive care screenings (dentist appointment, cancer screenings etc.) 

All of the required screenings must be completed on or before October 31, 2017; physician forms must be uploaded to www.cityofdenverwellness.com by October 31, 2017. You must register for the website by October 15, 2017 in order to participate in the incentive program.

Every employee who is eligible for benefits through the city can log in to www.cityofdenverwellness.com and earn points toward prize drawings, even if the employee waives the medical benefit through the city. 

By completing peer challenges, attending on-site classes at city locations and uploading proof of attendance, watching webinars, participating in challenges, joining four week targeted programs and linking fitness apps and devices to the portal to track steps, employees can earn points. If you earn 100 points a quarter, you will be entered to win one of three prizes worth up to $250. Check out the prizes here! The winners will be chosen at the end of the quarter. Each employee can only win once a year. 

Still have questions? Check out the Denver Wellness Incentive Program Q&A, or contact your Wellness Champion.

 

 

 

Denver Wellness Highlights

Get the tools, information and support you need to make smarter choices!

Programs start June 5, 2017 and can be joined all year*
*These programs have limited space and are first come, first served.

City and County of Denver employees who receive their medical benefits through Kaiser Permanente, UnitedHealthcare, or Denver Health can participate in a FREE program through Omada® for Kaiser Permanente members**, Real Appeal for UnitedHealthcare members, or National Diabetes Prevention Program for Denver Health members.

**Since Benefits & Wellness launched the new weight loss programs, the limit for the Kaiser Permanente Program, Omada® has been reached. We will be able to enroll more employees with Kaiser Permanente insurances in January 2018. 


Real Appeal for UnitedHealthcare insurances

Real Appeal give you everything you need to lose weight and keep it off. Read more.

City and County of Denver United Healthcare members can enroll now at uhc.realappeal.com to get this program for FREE!


National Diabetes Prevention Program for Denver Health insurances

Denver Health's research-based program helps you to lose weight and prevent diabetes. Whether you have 10 lbs to lose, or over 50 lbs, this is the RIGHT program for you. You can attend 25 classes over a full year! Plus, you’ll get one-on-one attention from our expert coaches. Read more.

City and County of Denver Denver Health Medical Plan members can sign up now at diabetesprevention@dhha.org to participate in this program for FREE!


Omada® for Kaiser Permanente insurances

The registration limit for the Kaiser Permanente, Omada® program has been reached. More spots will be available in January 2018.

Omada® surrounds you with the tools and support you need to make better health choices in the moment - and for life.

Spots are limited, so act fast: If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes and are a City and County of Denver Kaiser Permanente member, this program is offered at no additional cost to you. Read more.

Take a one-minute health test to see if you're eligible: omadahealth.com/kpcityofdenver

The Denver Wellness 15 for Me Challenge rewards you for taking the time to take care of yourself. Take 15 minutes each day to relax, unwind, take a deep breath, look away from the screens and notifications, and just let go.

  • Go to www.cityofdenverwellness.com and log in (registration instruction above)
  • Click on Well-Being, and then Activity. Then choose Available Challenges and “Let’s do this!”

Here’s how the challenge works: Award yourself one point for taking 15 minutes a day to engage in healthy, stress-management activities, such as mindful breathing, going for a walk, turning off all electronics, talking with a friend, etc. The 15 For Me Challenge runs: May 1–31 2017, but you can sign up for it now! Earn 50 points for participating in the challenge. When you earn 100 points this quarter you will be entered to win one of three $250 prizes from Wishlist! 

Denver Wellness introduces Weigh and Win!

A FREE program that rewards you for being healthy!

Earn cash for weight improvement or other prizes for participating.  Weigh and Win helps you incorporate healthy eating and active living habits into your daily routine through daily emails and/or text messages with personalized coaching on nutrition, physical activity, and more.  

Once you enroll, you'll track your progress through quaterly, photographed weigh-ins at one of the Denver Wellness kiosks:

  • Webb Building 
    In the Clerk and Recorder's Office
  • Central Library
  • Fire and Polie Academies
  • Denver Human Services, Castro Building
  • Montbello Recreation Center

Enroll today! Visit www.weighandwin.com and click the "Join Now It's Free" button.


'Fit Fall' Weigh and Win Team Challenge

Fit Fall Flyer

Download the
Fit Fall Challenge Flyer

Start gathering your teams – the ‘Fit Fall’ Weigh and Win Team Challenge has started! Compete against others across Colorado for most weight loss (%) or HEALTHpoints (program participation). The top three teams win awesome prizes like Fitbits and gift cards to Amazon and Target! Plus, the winning teams get to make a $1,000 donation to an approved non-profit. Give and get!

The challenge runs from August 1 – October 31, 2016. Create or join a team starting August 1 (or any time after) by visiting www.WeighandWin.com/TeamChallenge.

Denver Heart & Stroke Walk. We're not just walking. We're heartwalking. Together, we can make healthier, longer lives possible for everyone. Saturday, June 10, 2017 Sports Authority Field 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Heart Health & Wellness Expo 8:00 a.m. Yoga or Barre 9:00 a.m. 5K Run or Outdoor Spin 10:00 a.m. 5K Walk Register today www.denverheartwalk.org Join one of the City and County of Denver's six teams! Denver Human Services, Denver International Airport, Denver Public Library, Denver Public Works, Safety, Webb Building. Image of women's legs, jogging down a street with an American Heart Association Heart Walk logo.This year, several of the biggest departments and agencies of the city have their own Heart & Stroke Walk teams! Join your department/agency teams today! You can show your support by participating in the walk, and/or by making a donation.

June 10, 2017
Check-in 9:00 a.m. for the 5K or 1-mile walk
Starts 5K walk at 10:00 a.m.
Heart Fest is from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium
1701 Bryant Street

Supporting the Heart & Stroke Walk helps your colleagues and community by supporting research and heart health education around the country. This year the Denver Heart & Stroke Walk has a new look and location that you don’t want to miss! Come early for a unique outdoor experience in yoga, barre, spinning or a 5K run. At 10:00 a.m. let’s show Colorado how much we can do together to fight heart disease and stroke by walking either 1-mile or a 5K (3.2 miles). Along the route, you will be entertained by local musicians and find the best spots to take epic photos with the Broncos stadium, the Denver skyline, and more as we fill the streets together!

Denver Wellness is proud to once again offer convenient mammogram screenings to our employees. Through our partnerships with Kaiser Permanente and University of Colorado Hospital, employees will have the opportunity to get a free mammogram screening at the Castro Building, 1200 Federal Blvd. Kaiser Permanente members can be screened on Tuesday, September 27, 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. and all other employees can be screened on Thursday, September 29, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

We encourage employees to take advantage of this free screening opportunity. Early detection is the best protection! 

Register for this event:

Kaiser Permanente members
Castro Building
1200 Federal Blvd.
Tuesday, September 27, 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Click here to register: https://wellness-event.kaiserpermanente.org/signup/city_and_county_of_denver \
You'll need your ID and Kaiser Permanente card at your screening


All Other City and County of Denver Employees
Castro Building
1200 Federal Blvd.
Thursday, September 29, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
To register, call University of Colorado Hospital at 720-848-1638
You'll need your ID and medical card at your screening

With the flu season underway, walk-in flu vaccine clinics are closed until October. Since it is never too late to get your flu shot - contact your provider to see how you can receive your vaccine.

 

Download the Denver Wellbeing Challenge Flyer

Congratulations to all competitors in the 2016 Live Healthy Denver Wellbeing Challenge!

Everyone put in a fantastic effort, and we hope you feel more well in all areas of your life. This year, 382 employees participated putting in a total of 14,207 hours! It was a tight competition, but these top 5 teams and 10 individuals will receive gift cards of their choice!

Winning Teams:

  1. The Exercists—from the Department of Human Services
  2. Bye Bye Badunkadunks—from the District Attorney’s Office
  3. Reyes Sisters— from the Department of Human Services
  4. Worst Pace Scenario-- from the Department of Human Services
  5. Kitten Mauraders—from the Denver Public Library

Winning Individuals:

  1. Roadrunners—from Technology Services
  2. TMFW—from the Denver Public Library
  3. Run Joshua Run—from the Denver Public Library
  4. 12th Woman—from Aviation
  5. Wonder Woman—from Aviation
  6. Angkorwat—from Aviation
  7. Withering A-Weigh—from Aviation
  8. Brian—from the Denver Public Library
  9. Run it Out—from the Denver Public Library
  10. DPL—from the Denver Public Library

Scores were calculated based on activity minutes and bonus activities. Thank you to all who participated for making this year’s challenge a success! 

More ways to be well!

Youth, ages 5-18, can have a key to the city! Free access to recreation centers, pools, and cultural facilieis. Experience what makes Denver great.

Learn more.

All City Employees can get the support they need to quit smoking.

  • The Colorado Quitline, 1-800-QUIT- NOW (1-800-784-8669) provides free resources, such as patches lozenges or gum. United Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente and Denver Health all offer free coaching online, on the phone, or in person. Visit the links below to learn more and quit today.
  • Watch this webinar from the American Lung Association. 
  • United Healthcare Online Coach 
  • Kaiser Online Quit Program and Webinars. For individual coaching call (866) 862-4295 Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pacific Time, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mountain Time, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Contact Denver Health at healthandwellness@dhha.org to sign up for a health coach. Check out all of Denver Health's coaching programs here.
  • And check out these tips from Health Matters At Work and the American Lung Association.

The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes.

  • They fund research to prevent, curean d manage diabetes.
  • They deliver services to hundreds of communities.
  • They provide objective and credible information.
  • They give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.

Learn more.

The American Heart Association (AHA) is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. 

To improve the lives of all Americans, the AHA provides public health education in a variety of ways. They’re the nation’s leader in CPR education training. They help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. They provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. They educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.

Learn more.

Running in the USA's goal is to list on their site every running-related race in the USA. They want to make it easy for their visitors to find race information, past results, race photos, and connect with other runners through running clubs or running forms. 

Check out Colorado Marathons, 5Ks and more.

Healthy Connections is offered as a recorded webinar series that you can complete when it is convenient for you. You may also use the recorded series to make up a missed in-person Healthy Connections class or to refresh your skills!

Personal issues, planning for life events or simply managing daily life can affect your work, health and family. The GuidanceResources® EAP provides support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues. GuidanceResources is city sponsored, confidential and provided at no charge to employees and their dependents.

Your GuidanceResources EAP services include:

EAP for Confidential Counseling
Life can be stressful. Your EAP is designed to provide short-term counseling services for you and your dependents to help you handle concerns constructively, before they become major issues. Call anytime about concerns such as marital, relationship and family problems; stress, anxiety and depression; grief and loss, job pressures and substance abuse.

Work-Life Solutions
Too much to do, and too little time to get it all done? The work-life specialists can do the research for you, and provide qualified referrals and customized resources for child and elder care, moving, pet care, college planning, home repair, buying a car, planning an event, selling a house and more.

Legal Support
With GuidanceResources, you have an attorney “on call” whenever you have questions about legal matters. Speak with on-staff licensed attorneys about legal concerns such as divorce, custody, adoption, real estate, debt and bankruptcy, landlord/tenant issues, civil and criminal actions and more. If you require representation, you can be referred to a qualified attorney for a free 30-minute consultation and a 25 percent reduction in customary legal fees.

Financial Information
Everyone has financial questions. With your GuidanceResources benefit, you can get answers to your questions about budgeting, debt management, tax issues and other money concerns from on-staff CPAs, Certified Financial Planners® and other financial experts, simply by calling your toll-free number.

GuidanceResources® Online
Go online to access timely, expert information on thousands of topics, including relationships, work, school, children, wellness, legal, financial and free time. You can search for qualified child and elder care, attorneys and financial planners as well as ask questions, take self-assessments and more.

 

GuidanceResources is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

There are two ways to access your GuidanceResources EAP benefits:

1. Call 877.327.3854. You’ll speak to a counseling professional who will listen to your concerns and can guide you to the appropriate services you require.

2. Visit GuidanceResources Online at www.guidanceresources.com and enter your company ID: DENVEREAP

Remember, your GuidanceResources benefits are strictly confidential. To view the ComPsych HIPAA privacy notice, please go to www.guidanceresources.com/privacy.

 

Mission

Denver Wellness supports all City and County of Denver employees on their path to well being by providing empowering health information, engaging wellness activities and all-inclusive health opportunities.

Vision
Denver Wellness is a support program that every employee can access to find resources to improve their health. Denver Wellness is a support program that meets employees where they are on their journey to well being.

Objectives

  • To reduce health risks through engagement.
  • To empower employees to make healthy and informed choices.
  • To encourage wellness through education, better nutrition, stress management and physical activity.
  • To provide quality, reliable wellness resources for employees.
  • To celebrate employees who take action to learn about and improve their health.

Be engaged. Be empowered. Be Well.
Read more about the Denver Wellness Program.

Contact us

Denver Wellness questions?

Call: 720-913-5690
Email: wellness@denvergov.org
Visit: Webb Building, 4th Floor (next to Benefits)!

Find your Wellness Champion!