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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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Denver Wellness Highlights


Join the 2015 City and County of Denver Employee Movember Contest!

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 2015 Movember Contest.

The Rules:

  • Contest Runs 11/1/15 – 11/30/15
  • Each Mo Bro must begin with a clean-shaven face.
  • Must send a “before” (clean-shaven face) to
  • 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 2015 
    • 1st Prize: $75 gift card
    • 2nd Prize: $50 gift card
    • 3rd Prize: $25 gift card
  • 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! Check out everyone's Mo status on our Denver Wellness Facebook page!

**Can't grow your own Mo? Or are you a Mo Sista? Enter the Mo Design Contest.**
This is where we want to see your inner Picasso take shape!
Download the template, choose a Mo, cut it out, design it, and send your photo to We'll post your design to our Denver Wellness Facebook page. One entry per employee. The Mo with the most likes wins! (Great prizes awarded here too!)

  • 1st Prize: $50 gift card

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 for more information and to find out how you can participate locally, nationally, and globally! 


The incentive program is back with a new name! 

The Healthy Steps Incentive Program is up and running, so get started 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 UHC 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!

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, 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!

New Class: Healthy Connections--16 week Diabetes Prevention Course

Starting June 2 at the Castro building and June 3 at the Webb, Denver Wellness will offer Healthy Connections, a 16 week diabetes prevention program. Learn to achieve sustainable weight loss and reduce the risk of diabetes. The class provides guidance, and accountability as a group, working toward individual goals. Please share the registration link with your clients so they can enjoy a supportive environment that encourages long term success! Register for the 16 week Webb Sessions on City U. Castro employees can contact to sign up. Class is open to all city employees, even if they are not pre-diabetic—anyone can come to learn proven strategies for prevention!

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

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

If you can't make it to an on-site class, wellness webinars are always available at Health Matters At Work (click on "get resources") and through our healthcare providers. For Kaiser webinars, visit; United Healthcare webinars, click here

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 Healthcare, 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 to sign up for a health coach. Check out all of Denver Health's coaching programs here.
  • 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 understand your finances. Check Denver Employee City University for classes at the Webb Building in 2015.

Financial Empowerment Centers provide one- on- one financial couseling 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

Click the link below for Denver Community Credit Union podcasts.

Self care means caring for your physical, mental and emotional health. Take the time to stay physically and mentally fit this year. Check the Wellness calendar for self-care events including: 

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Health Benefits of Chocolate Class

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 email it to us and we'll post it to our Facebook page to be entered to win our monthly R.A.W. drawing! Your selfie can be of you 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! 

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.