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

November Events

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Maricopa County's Regional Parks Virtual Event: Nov. 15 - Dec. 10


This new, virtual County-Sponsored Well-Being Event is replacing the in-person Durango 5K Fun Run/Walk and Mesa Walk in 2021. You can participate with your co-workers, or for the first time, you can invite up to four of your outside family and friends to be your teammates

The details:

  • Register starting November 1 on the Wellness Portal
  • It’s a team challenge. Teams can have 2-5 members 
  • If you want to include your friends and family on your team, invite them before the Challenge starts
  • Track your steps manually or sync with a tracker each week of the challenge 
  • Participate on non-paid time and coordinate coverage with your supervisor 
  • After the Challenge, report your participation for the “County-Sponsored Well-Being Event” activity in the Wellness Portal 

Digital Detox

The average American spends more than four hours a day on their smartphone. This amount of screen time can cause anxiety and depression. To alleviate those negative feelings, how about trying a digital detox in November? Spend some more face time with the people who mean the most to you! 

To start a digital detox, check your screen time. See how much time you’re spending on the phone each day. Try and reduce this to under an hour a day. At the end of the month, reflect on how this detox has improved your life. Here is a tracker to get started.

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October 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.

Bringing Out the Best in Others

Webinar presented by Magellan
Tuesday, October 19
12:00-1:00 pm

Learn these three strategies and discuss how you will apply them to bring out the best in others:

  • Law of attraction
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Comparative advantage

Register here (HUB Course MAG040)

Becoming a Successful Team Player

Webinar presented by Magellan
Thursday, October 21
12:00-1:00 pm

Discuss what it means to be a team player and why it’s important. Learn to:

  • Develop an action plan to become a more successful team player, including tips for virtual workers

Register here Version OptionsWellness WorksHeadline (HUB Course MAG041)

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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.

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:

  • January 20 – March 18 | Thursdays
    12:00-1:00 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!

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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.