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...

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 to start 2015 on the right foot! Sign up on City University for these classes…

Emotional Resiliency
Part One: February 5th from 12 pm to 1 pm in room 4.I.5
Part Two: February 11th from 12 pm to 1 pm in room 4.I.5

Emotional resiliency requires fuel for the heart and for the mind! Find out how your emotions affect what you eat and why. Learn the differences between “good” and “bad” fats, examine the amount of salt in your food, and discover where hidden sugars lurk in your diet. Uncover simple ways to reduce your intake and control your cravings. In this two part class, we’ll explore the 8 characteristics that emotionally resilient people have and ways to enhance your own resilience.

Switch: How to Make Healthy Changes When Change is Hard February 10th from 12 pm to 1 pm in room 4.I.5

Whether it's for your own satisfaction or at your doctor's orders, the New Year is a time to try to make positive lifestyle changes. In this session, we'll talk about how to make sustainable changes to improve your well being. We know it isn't easy, but this class will make change manageable!

Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate—February 12th from 12pm to 1 pm in room 4.G.2

Just in time for one of the most chocolate filled holidays, explore the history and debunk the myths of dark chocolate. Enjoy tasting dark chocolate in this one hour journey into the health benefits of this indulgent treat.

Denver Community Credit Union Financial Wellness Class Series

The credit union presents a series of four financial education classes starting on February 18th with Money Myths in room 4.I.5 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Come get lunch and learn how your personal attitudes about money affect your finances. Sign up for one or all of the credit union’s other three classes at City U: Create Great Credit, Money Makeover and Financial Products and Services.

And if you can't make it on-site, webinars are always available at Health Matters @ Work 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.

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

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Wellness News

Contact Us!

Email Denver Wellness at wellness@denvergov.org

Call Denver Wellness at 720-913-5690

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 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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