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.


  • 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.
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Shave the Date -- Movember 1st

Does your 'Stache stop people in their tracks? Does your moustache say, 'Hey, I'm a classy guy!'? Can your facial hair spark an engaging conversation about men's health? Do you have a co-worker with a handle bar that--handles its own? If so, we want to hear from you! In support of the global Movember Campaign, Denver Wellness presents the 

2014 City and County of Denver Employee Movember Contest!

The Rules:

  • Contest Runs 11/1/14 – 11/30/14
  • Each Mo Bro must begin the 1st of November with a clean-shaven face.
  • Must send a “before” (clean-shaven face) to OHR.Communications@denvergov.org
  • Don’t forget to send follow-up photos! Photos will be posted to Wellness Facebook Page.
  • The Mo with the most likes will be declared Mr. Movember 2014 (sash, ‘stache crown and fun prizes included) --  1st and 2nd runner up winners to be ‘stached and sashed as well!
  • For the entire month of Movember each Mo Bro must grow and groom a moustache. Don't fake it -- no beards, goatees, fake moustaches (stick-on/glue-on).
  • Each Mo Bro must conduct himself like a true gentleman.

Get ready to get your Mo Grow on Bro! 

** For our Safety gents, there will be a special category for you -- We're following the rules here!

**Can't grow your own Mo? Check back soon for details on how to enter a special Mo Design Contest.**

Founded in 2003, the Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs. Visit www.movember.com for more information and to find out how you can participate locally, nationally, and globally! 


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!



 United Healthcare Members print this form and have your doctor 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.



 Denver Health Members print this form and have your doctor fill it out as you complete your screenings. Go to this website to take your Health Risk Assessment.


For full instructions and FAQ, click here!

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

Complete these steps by October 31st, 2014 and get your $240!!

If you do not have insurance through the City, you are not eligible for the $240 incentive this year. You must be employed by the City in December, when the incentives are disbursed, in order to receive the incentive.

In this stressful holiday season, make time to take care of yourself! Denver Wellness has teamed up with some great partners to offer you free meditation, yoga and cooking demonstrations throughout November and December!

Go to City U and to sign up for these opportunities at the Webb Building-- look under Instructor Lead Trainings. Check out the Denver Wellness Calendar for dates and times.

o   Meditation with Michael Oh—during the lunch hour

o   Wellness Yoga with Sam Abraham–during the lunch hour

o   Healthy Cooking with registered dieticians from Kaiser Permanente—drop by when you have the chance any time between 2:00pm and 3:30pm

Don’t miss the free week in the Employee Fitness Center the week after Thanksgiving! Email the fitness center to help set up your workout that week EmployeeFitness.Center@denvergov.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!

Are you pre-diabetic? Or at Risk of Diabetes? Sign up for our diabetes prevention class on City University! Healthy Connections will help you make better choices for a healthier life, learn more about your risks and create a personal action plan for sustained weight loss.

Help Denver Support the American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk!

The walk is November 1st starting at the Downtown Aquarium!

One person can make a difference, and that one person can be YOU! In the next 24 hours, over 5,000 new cases of diabetes will be diagnosed. That's more than 3 friends, neighbors, co-workers or family members every minute of every day. Register to walk with us today and show your support for those living with diabetes!  Register today and join the City of Denver Team! City Employees who raise the most money for the walk will get special prizes!

BONUS:  Be one of the first 1,000 walkers to raise $1,000 online and you will have the choice of a limited edition Stop Diabetes® sterling silver locket and chain or a titanium key ring, courtesy of Kay Jewelers.

Click the picture to join the Denver Team.

Don’t miss out on the big event complete with entertainment from the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders, free food from vendors such as Jason’s Deli, Corner Bakery Rubio’s and Mad Greens and lots of giveaways! It will be fun for the whole family with a huge kid’s zone that includes face painting, balloons, jumping castles and a zucchini derby race! Help us support a great cause!

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.

United Healthcare Online Coach

Kaiser Online Quit Program  and Webinars. For individual coaching call 1-866 868-7112 (toll free).

Contact Denver Health at healthandwellness@dhha.org to sign up for a health coach.

Tips for being a superstar Wellness Champion!

  • Promote using healthy snacks like fruit, nuts, and whole wheat baked goods at meetings and agency celebrations
  • Encourage your co-worker when they make a healthy effort-- offer to be a work out buddy, congratulate them on their successes
  • If you notice your colleague hasn't moved from their seat for hours, ask them if they would like to take a break together-- fill up your water bottle, look out a window, walk around a bit.

Wellness Champions represent their agencies at quarterly meetings with the wellness staff. They give us recommendations, suggestions and input about how our programs are doing. If you would like to become a wellness champion for your agency, please send us an email at wellness@denvergov.org


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

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:15:15 -0600

You can't change your genes, but you can control your weight, researcher says

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:41:45 -0600

When it comes to Ebola, most Americans say they’re not worried about catching the disease, but they are concerned about the possibility of health care workers who have treated sick patients spreading the virus here.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:15:17 -0600

Older people, women more likely to struggle on daily basis, researchers note

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:15:19 -0600

Experts estimate about 100 cases a year occur in America

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:15:18 -0600

Risk was small; distractions caused by itch and sleep problems are possible factors, experts say

Contact Us!

Email Denver Wellness at wellness@denvergov.org

Call Denver Wellness at 720-913-5690

Follow our Health and Wellness Pinterest Board!

Find your Wellness Champion!

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