Just one sugary drink per day increases your risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Americans drink more sugar than they eat—cutting out sodas, juices and energy drinks is an easy way to cut down on calories. Earn one challenge point a day every time you avoid a sugar-sweetened drink during the length of the challenge to start earning your 2018 wellness incentive. Sign up starts January 3, 2018 and the challenge runs January 17-February 13, 2018. Register on the wellness portal at www.cityofdenverwellness.com or the Viverae mobile app under the Well-being section.
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.
Did you know that 70% of cardiac arrests happen in homes? Only 46% of people who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest get the immediate help they need. YOU CAN LEARN TO SAVE A LIFE! The City and County of Denver has an opportunity to share regarding Hands-Only CPR (HOCPR) Training and Research with the American Heart Association. The Denver area has been chosen for a community research study to assess the impact of three different training methods for increasing CPR knowledge and skills to save a life: an on-screen learning module with practice and feedback on a manikin, a traditional classroom education session, and a 90-second public service announcement. You are invited to learn Hands-Only CPR. There is an incentive for Denver employees who participate (a $10 Amazon Gift Card for the initial one hour training and a $10 Amazon Gift Card for a three month follow-up interview). If you are interested in participating in this HOCPR opportunity, please email email@example.com and specify which training you will attend (Webb or Library). If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 11:00 a.m., Webb Building Room 4.G.4
Friday, January 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m. Central Library HR training room
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 8:00 a.m., Webb Building Room 4.F6
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 9:00 a.m., Webb Building Room 4.F.6
The classes are one hour long.
Feeling tired after that last meeting? Our brains are used to working in overdrive to deliver great results, but issues like stress, mental fatigue and forgetfulness can quickly follow. The City and County of Denver is excited to announce a new partnership with MyBrainSolutions to counteract those effects and promote mental sharpness and resilience.
MyBrainSolutions is a fun and effective way to improve brain health. It has a scientifically validated assessment and over 35 games and exercises that will help you manage stress, increase positivity and improve your focus and memory.
MyBrainSolutions is also available as a mobile app, so you can train where and when it is convenient for you.
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 quarterly, photographed weigh-ins at one of the Denver Wellness kiosks:
Enroll today! Visit www.weighandwin.com and click the "Join Now It's Free" button.
On average, Americans gain one to two pounds every holiday season - which they never lose. Over time, those pounds add up! Let’s make this holiday season a healthier one, together.
Join the Weigh and Win Healthy Holidays Challenge and enjoy the holidays with balance and maintain your weight this holiday season!
Maintain your weight within one pound (or lose weight) and you will be entered into a drawing for (10) $125 Amazon Gift Cards and (10) $25 Amazon Gift Cards. For more information and to join: www.WeighandWin.com/HealthyHolidays.
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 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!
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 email@example.com to participate in this program for FREE!
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
Everyone six months and older needs a flu vaccine every year. Employees who are members of UnitedHealthcare, Kaiser Permanente and Denver Health Medical Plan all have access to free flu shots. Find more information, depending on your medical provider:
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!
Congratulations to the winning team Dump the Rump out of the District Attorney’s Office and the winning individual One to Go! Janine Lister from the Denver Sheriff’s Department. Each member of the team Dump the Rump and Janine will receive a Fitbit Flex 2!
Dump the Rump logged 33,348 minutes of activity as a team of five people—that’s over 110 hours per person! Janine logged 4,123 minutes of activity almost 200 more than her closest opponent. As a city, 365 employees participated logging 456,969 minutes total with an average of 16,320 per day—which is 272 hours a day! In order to earn quarterly rewards points, participants had to log at least 500 minutes during the four week challenge—93% of participating employees reached that goal. Excellent work!
Congratulations to the over 3,000 City and County of Denver employees who completed this year’s Wellness Incentive! That’s the greatest number of participants EVER, and there were over 800 more participants in this year’s Wellness Incentive compared to last year! Because the Wellness Incentive deadline was extended to November 30, the payout had to be pushed back to the December 29, 2017 paycheck. Employees who completed the steps of the Wellness Incentive will receive $240 added on their December 29 paycheck. They will also receive $300 distributed either to their HSA or as a premium discount throughout 2018. Thanks for making this the year to take control of your health!
Did I Complete the Wellness Incentive In Time?
You can visit www.cityofdenverwellness.com and log in to check your final points for the 2017 health incentive. If you have any questions about your points earned, you can all Viverae Customer Service at 1.888.848.3723.
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.
All City Employees can get the support they need to quit smoking.
The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Be engaged. Be empowered. Be Well.
Read more about the Denver Wellness Program.