Wellness Works

Maricopa County's Wellness Works program supports and encourages a healthy workforce by providing programs and resources to help employees maintain or improve their health.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Employee Benefits and Wellness Division
email

Wellness Portal
1-866-941-2143

World at Play Desination Challenge

World At Play Destination Challenge
September 27-October 22, 2021

On this trek around the globe, discover the creative ways people spend their leisure time. Like glima wrestling in Iceland, rugby in New Zealand, or fly fishing in Argentina. As you add steps, you’ll experience something fascinating and new at each stop!

Register  on the Wellness Portal! Click on the “Social” tab, then “Challenges” to get started.

  • It’s a team challenge. Teams can have 2-5 members. 
  • Track your steps manually or sync with a tracker.
  • Track steps each week of the Challenge to earn credit for one “Your Choice” activity.

To Your Good Health

Preventive care helps detect diseases and medical problems before they become serious. Annual check-ups and immunizations are a few examples of preventive care. Wellness Works is offering flu shot clinics and health screenings at various County locations in September and October. Sign up for an activity to jump-start your preventive care routine.

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Flu Shot Clinics:

September 21 – October 28
Various County Locations

Get immunized against the flu at a County worksite starting in September. Schedule your flu shot on the Wellness Portal. Click on the “Benefits” tab, click on “View all," then the Flu Shot Clinics tile. Click "Start Now" to schedule your onsite appointment.

You can also get a free flu shot at select in-network local area pharmacies, or through your in-network healthcare provider. 

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine as well as a flu shot counts as one “Your Choice” activity if you are earning the Wellness Reward. Both immunizations must have been received after January 1, 2021. To earn credit, visit the Rewards page on the Wellness Portal and self-report your immunizations.

Health Screenings:

Preventive care helps detect health conditions and medical problems before they become serious. Wellness Works is offering free, comprehensive health screenings at various County locations. Schedule your screening on the Wellness Portal through the “Benefits” tab, click “View all," then the LabCorp tile. 

Your screening will be done via venipuncture, a fasting blood draw. Results will include: total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, TC/HDL ratio, glucose, blood pressure, BMI, waist circumference, body fat percentage, and more.

Healthy Living Program:

This lifestyle change program is designed to help you improve your weight, feel more energetic, and take control of your health! It is an 8-week virtual series with WEEKLY meetings:

  • Option 1: September 28 – November 16 | Tuesdays, from 12-1 pm AZ Time
  • Option 2: January 20 – March 18 | Thursdays, from 12-1 pm AZ Time

Eligibility:
To participate, you must:

  • Be a Maricopa County employee
  • Register for the program through the link below
  • Attend at least 6 of the 8 weekly sessions to earn credit for one “Your Choice” activity

Why Join?
Classes are led by registered dietitians / dietetic technicians who will provide education, support, and guidance along your journey to a healthier YOU! Classes cover a variety of topics including healthy eating, understanding carbohydrates, facts on fats, perfect proteins, cooking demonstrations, exercise, stress management, sleep, and much more!

Questions?
Contact wellness@maricopa.gov

REGISTER NOW!

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 

Suicide Prevention for MyMC

According to the CDC, suicide remains the second leading cause of death among Americans ages 10 to 34. It is a major health crisis—and it is preventable. Speaking out about suicidal thoughts can be both overwhelming and frightening, and knowing how to start a conversation can be difficult.

The County’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), offered by Magellan, provides short-term counseling to all employees and the members of their household. Counseling is available by phone, video conference, or in person, depending on your preference, and includes up to 12 free sessions. Call (888) 213-5125 or visit the Magellan website for more information. 

Additional Resources:

Other September Events

Brain Breaks

The popular Brain Breaks series is back! Brain breaks are small mental breaks, scheduled at random times during the day, designed to help you focus and reenergize.

Register here to attend a brain breaks session.

Webinar: Creating Calm: Relaxing Your Body and Mind 

The popular Brain Breaks series is back! Brain breaks are small mental breaks, scheduled at random times during the day, designed to help you focus and reenergize.

presented by Magellan
Tuesday, September 21, 12:00-1:00 pm

It can be hard to create calm while trying to juggle the challenges of daily living. Learn to:

  • Identify triggers, signs, and symptoms of stress
  • Practice techniques proven to combat stress

Register here (HUB Course  MAG037)

Webinar: Improving Your Life with Better Sleep

presented by Magellan
Thursday, September 23, 12:00-1:00 pm

Sleep deprivation leads to decreased productivity and makes it harder to learn new tasks. Learn:

  • Why sleep is important
  • Things that interfere with sleep
  • Techniques to improve sleep, including tips for shift workers

Register here (HUB Course MAG038)

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County Cookbook!

Thanks to everyone who submitted their favorite recipe(s) for the first ever County Cookbook. It's full of interesting and nutritious recipes from your co-workers. Check it out!

Wellness Portal!

Your Wellness Portal is where you’ll go to elevate your health and wellness and earn your Wellness Reward of $60/month! Register here. Call 866-941-2143 with questions.

The activities required to earn your Wellness Reward include completing a Health Check Survey (health assessment), and two “Your Choice” activities.

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REGULAR PROGRAMMING INCLUDES:

  • LA Fitness memberships at reduced rates for County employees and their familiesWellness Banner
  • Onsite Fitness Centers with free memberships at various County locations
  • Weight Watchers at Work reimbursement for employees who meet program requirements
  • Wellness campaigns offered throughout the year (Bike to Work Day, Fitness Walk, etc.)
  • A  Wellness Incentive ($60.00/month) to help employees reduce the cost of their medical premium

Detailed information about these programs can be found on the County’s Intranet, (MyMC) on the Wellness Works page.