Welcome to Denver Wellness

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 and physical activity.
  • To provide resources to help employees on their way to wellness.
  • To celebrate employees who take action to learn about their health status.


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

Employee Health and Wellness Fairs Return!

Join Denver Wellness for an afternoon full of exciting program offerings and resources to keep you on the path to being well in 2015! Visit with participating vendors and United Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Denver Health and Delta Dental representatives. Denver Wellness will also be there to answer your questions about the incentive program, Healthy Steps. 

Participating vendors include: Alzheimer’s Association, American Diabetes Association, American Lung Association, American Stroke Association, Community Health Charities (only at Webb), Denver Community Credit Union, FEC, Fitness Center (only at Webb), Little Clinic, Mile High Fitness (only lat Castro), Parks and Rec, Special Olympics (only at Castro), Way to Go, Weigh and Win (only at Castro)

Free Mammogram Screening Days

Getting your mammogram this year can be easier, more convenient, and most importantly, a life saver. Don’t think you have time? The Denver Wellness team wants to help, by bring your mammogram appointment to you. Attend one of the free Mammogram Screening Days at Denver Human Services with Kaiser Permanente and The University of Colorado Hospital mobile mammogram buses. It only takes 20 minutes to keep you on the path to being well. Each event will provide free, onsite mammograms for employees who are 40 and over*, and due for their annual exam. You must bring a photo ID, insurance card, and be a member of Kaiser Permanente, United Healthcare or Denver Health to receive the screenings.  

Register early to secure your appointment. Mammogram Screening Days are specific to each provider -- please locate your insurance provider below for your dates.

Kaiser Permanente Members
  • Date: Thursday, May 7th
  • Time: 9a – 4p
  • Location: Denver Human Services – Castro Building
  • Register by: April 29, 2015
  • To register visit: http://goo.gl/Q4H5MN
  • For questions about the onsite screening, contact Natasha at 720-944-2863 or at Natasha.Bagully@denvergov.org.


United Healthcare and Denver Health Members
  • Date: Thursday, May 14th
  • Time: 9a – 3p
  • Location: Denver Human Services – Castro Building
  • Register by: May 14th (walk-ins welcome)
  • To register: call 720-848-1030 or contact Kourtney Hughes at 720-848-1604
* UHC and Denver Health members who are under the age of 40 may participate with a doctor’s referral.


**Kaiser Permanente members can also schedule a free mammogram at a medical office by calling 303-338-3456 weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (TTY for deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired: 303-338-4428). Saturday and same-day appointments available to make scheduling even easier.

Are you pre-diabetic? Do you know your numbers? Take this simple quiz to find out if you are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. If you think you are at risk, attend a Denver Wellness free diabetes screening event. Kaiser Permanente and United Healthcare will be on hand to administer the screenings at the following locations:
DHS – Castro Building
Thursday, May 7: 10 am to 2 pm - (United Healthcare Members)
(Rooms 3109 - 3113) 
Thursday, May 14: 10 am to 2 pm (Kaiser Members)
(Rooms 3109 - 3113) 

Webb Building
Tuesday, May 12: 10 am to 2 pm (Kaiser & United Healthcare Members) 
(Check-in Room: 1.B.6) 


KP members register for a 15 minute appointment here

https://wellness-event.kaiserpermanente.org/signup/city_and_county_of_denver

UHC Members register for a 15 minute appointment here

http://testing.uswappointment.com/ or call 1-888-926-6099 x326

The incentive program is back with a new name! 

The Healthy Steps Incentive Program is up and running, so get an early start on those annual exams!!

 

Kaiser Permanente Members go to this website. Sign in with your normal KP username and password to see what screenings you need to do.   As you complete your screenings you will see big green check marks, letting you know you are done! Don't forget to take the Total Health Assessment! Get one preventative dental cleaning between November 1, 2014 and October 31st 2015!

 

 United Healthcare Members Print the Health Action Form and take it to your annual physical and for your doctor to fill out as you complete your screenings. Go to this website to take your Health Risk Assessment and make sure that UCH received the form from your doctor. Get one preventative dental cleaning between November 1, 2014 and October 31st 2015!

 

 Denver Health Members Take the Physician Reporting and Biometrics Form to your annual physical and for your doctor to fill out as you complete your screenings. Go to this website to take your Health Risk Assessment. Get one preventative dental cleaning between November 1, 2014 and October 31st 2015!

Forms will be available to download February 26th, 2015.

Once you have completed the requirements, Denver Wellness will send you a congratulatory email, letting you know that you are finished!

Dental Requirement:

Kaiser Permanente Members: Check off the dental requirement when you have completed your visit. Denver Wellness will randomly select employees who say they have completed all of the requirements including the dental visit for audit.
United Healthcare Members:
1) If you have the City's Delta Dental Insurance, you will not need to do anything to report your dental visit. Denver Wellness receives a list of employees who completed their visit on a regular basis and we will notify you when you have completed all of the requirements.

2) If you DO NOT have the City's Delta Dental Insurance, you will need to send the dental reporting form to Denver Wellness with a signature from your dentist's office. 
Denver Health Medical Plan Members:
Take the Physician Reporting and Biometrics Form with you to your dentist appointment and have your dentist sign and date the section titled "To Be Completed By Dentist." Denver Wellness will randomly select employees who say they have completed all of the requirements including the dental visit for audit.

Complete these steps by October 31st, 2015!
If you do not have insurance through the City, you are not eligible for the incentive this year. You must be employed by the City in December, when the incentives are disbursed, in order to receive the incentive. 

Don’t miss these Wonderful Wellness classes, webinars and coaching sessions!

Check out the calendar at the top left for more classes!

Wellness Coaching Sessions! Making lifestyle changes can be difficult!  Did you ever wish you had someone who would help you create a strategy and keep you accountable?  Well, now you do! Denver Wellness is pleased to offer you the opportunity to receive confidential on- on- one guidance to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. 
Sign up for 30 minute telephonic sessions with Michelle Zellner Corporate Trainer/Wellness Coach by simply sending an email to Michelle at michelle@betterbeings.net

Weekly Stress Relief Classes at Human Services! Denver Wellness presents Boost Your Zen—a blend of practical stress reduction, mediation techniques and realistic methods to improve your perspective in difficult situations. Employees learn to quickly change unhealthy habits with simple modifications that have a significant impact in their overall wellbeing. Through ongoing reinforcement and practices that can be done in a few minutes every day, participants achieve sustained change towards wellness success. Every Tuesday at noon at the Castro Building! Starting at the Webb Building on April 16th, at noon! Go to City U to register!

Check out the calnedar above, to the right for more classes!

And if you can't make it on-site, wellness webinars are always available at Health Matters At Work (click on "get resources") and through our healthcare provider's:  Kaiser Webinars can be found at kpwebinar.org United Healthcare Webinars  Denver Health Wellness Resources 

Health Matters At Work is a partner of Denver Wellness providing credible health information through its network of health charities. This resource can be used to find out facts about chronic health conditions as well as local connections to those who need support. Please visit the Denver Wellness site at Health Matters At Work to...

  • Browse their resource library covering health issues from caregiving for a sick loved one to how to prevent or control your diabetes to understanding cancer symptoms
  • Find local or online support if you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with an illness
  • Connect with a large network of charities for volunteer or giving opportunities.

 

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 Healtcare, 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.

 And check out these tips from Health Matters At Work and the American Lung Association.

Financial stresses are a leading cause of overall stress that can seriously and negatively impact your well being. Take a step toward understanding your finances with these resources.

TIAA CREFF offers webinars for every financial situation. Whether you need to pay off your student loans, get started on retirement savings, or plan a household budget, there's a course for you.

Our partner, the Denver Community Credit Union, offers online resources and onsite classes to help you better undrestand your finances. Check City University for classes at the Webb Building in 2015.

Financial Empowerment Centers provide one- on- one financial couselling to get you through any financial issue-- from buying your first car, to putting your kids through college, contact the FEC to make an appointment at 720-944-2498 and check out their multiple locations at http://www.mpoweredcolorado.org.



Random Acts of Wellness is our way of celebrating wellness achievements great and small! Just snap a picture of yourself doing something for your well- being and post it to our Facebook page (or email it to us and we'll post it for you) to be entered to win our monthly R.A.W. drawing! Your selfie can be doing just about anything for wellness, whether its running in a 5k, attending a wellness educational event or participating in a wellness campaign, as long as it has to do with your well being, it's in! Here are a just few ideas for your Random Act of Wellness this month:

Wear Red Day on February 6th
The American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Expo on February 7th
The LiveWell Healthy Living Expo on February 7th
The American Lung Association's Fight For Air Climb on February 22nd

Prizes are for City Employees only. We will draw the name of the winner in the week of the month and announce the winner on Facebook.

Devner Wellness is launching Cafe Well to encourage teamwork, fitness, good relationships and support.  

Cafe Well let's you track ANY kind of good health habit! Online or on your smart phone!
Create a challenge for you and your team! See how many glasses of water you can drink, or relax by logging how many books you have read this summer.
Cafe Well can link to your Fit Bit, or Track My Run! Watch your progress as you work out! Have a fitness or nutrition question? Sign in and chat with one of Cafe Well's health experts! Create your profile today, on Cafe Well!

Wellness Events

Check out our online calendar for all of our Wellness Program events.

Be Well

Read the latest news in the Be Well Newsletter!

Wellness News

Contact Us!

Email Denver Wellness at wellness@denvergov.org

Call Denver Wellness at 720-913-5690

 Like us on Facebook!

 Follow our Health and Wellness Pinterest Board!

Find your Wellness Champion!

Visit us on the 4th floor of the Webb Building!
Next to Administration.

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