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New Wellness Portal: Vitality

The new wellness portal, Vitality, is now available for all benefits eligible City and County of Denver employees. Vitality has many interactive features like apps, games and challenges to help you achieve your health and wellness goals. Benefits-eligible employees can get started by registering on www.powerofvitality.com and clicking Register Now under the LOGIN button. You will provide your name, date of birth and registration identifier, which is your six-digit employee ID number. Use your city email to register and choose a new username during the registration process. Need help registering? Contact Vitality by phone at 877.224.7117 or email at wellness@powerofvitality.com

If you need help getting started with Vitality, view the Vitality Member Education webinar or the quick Getting Started video.

For additional help linking your FitBit device to Vitality, view the Vitality FitBit Instructions


Questions about the 2018 wellness incentive or need to appeal? Read the Q&A. If you still have questions, you can contact SimplyWell directly at 888-VIVERAE or 888.848.3723. Appeals for the 2018 wellness incentive are accepted through January 31, 2019


New Resource: Workplace Guidelines for Breastfeeding  

The Workplace Guidelines for Breastfeeding document is now available. Refer to this guide for information about accommodating nursing employees at work, how the City and County of Denver supports nursing employees, the laws surrounding nursing accommodations, tips for accommodations in your department/agency, and additional resources and support. 

Denver Wellness Highlights

Everyone six months and older needs a flu vaccine every year. Employees who are members of UnitedHealthcare, Kaiser Permanente and Denver Health Medical Plan all have access to free flu shots. Find more information, depending on your medical provider: 

  • Flu shot information for UnitedHealthcare Members
  • Flu shot information for Kaiser Permanente Members
  • Flu shot information for Denver Health Medical Plan Members:
    Schedule a flu vaccine by appointment only at Denver Health by calling 303.436.4949. Visit any retail pharmacy* offering the vaccine, such as Walgreens, King Soopers, Target, etc. Be sure to go to the pharmacy counter, give them your member ID card and you will have no copay. If you go to an in-store clinic, you may be charged a copay.

Control seasonal weight gain with the Holiday Weigh-in Challenge.

The holidays may be the most festive time of year, but all those festivities can wreak havoc on your weight. If you've already established a healthy eating plan - great! Keep consistent by making good choices, managing portions, and staying active.

Challenge dates:

Sign-up: 9/26/2018-10/24/2018
Challenge Rungs: 10/10/2018-11/27/2018

How it works:

Give yourself one point for logging a weekly weigh-in and another for losing or maintaining weight each week.

The goal: reach 10 challenge points to earn 30 wellness program points. Weekly max challenge points: 2 per week.

Register and track your progress on cityofdenverwellness.com or the Viverae mobile app under the Well-being section.

Give yourself a break from technology before going to bed.

At bedtime, instead of tweeting or texting friends, catching up on unread emails, or watching a show, create a window of time to connect with yourself and mentally shut down.

Challenge Dates:

Sign-up: 8/8/2018-9/5/2019
Challenge Runs: 8/22/2018-9/18/2018

How it Works:

Award yourself one challenge point for each day or night you avoid using electronic devices 30 minutes before bedtime.

The goal: reach 20 challenge points to earn 30 wellness program points.

Register and track your progress on www.CityofDenverWellness.com or the Viverae® mobile app under the Well-being section.

* Consult your physician before a new physical activity program, especially if you are a man over 40, woman over 50, or if you experience chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, or obesity

Questions about this challenge or your wellness program? Call 888-VIVERAE (848-3723).

Denver Wellness welcomes Weigh and Win!

A FREE program that rewards you for being healthy!

Earn cash for weight improvement or other prizes for participating.  Weigh and Win helps you incorporate healthy eating and active living habits into your daily routine through daily emails and/or text messages with personalized coaching on nutrition, physical activity, and more.  

Once you enroll, you'll track your progress through quarterly, photographed weigh-ins at one of the Denver Wellness kiosks:

  • Webb Building 
    In the Clerk and Recorder's Office
  • Central Library
  • Fire and Police Academies
  • Denver Human Services, Castro Building
  • Montbello Recreation Center

Enroll today! Visit www.weighandwin.com and click the "Join Now It's Free" button.


Healthy Holidays Weigh and Win Challenge

On average, Americans gain one to two pounds every holiday season that they never lose. Over time, those pounds add up! Make this holiday season a healthier one. Join the Weigh and Win Healthy Holidays Challenge and enjoy the holidays with balance and maintain your weight this holiday season! Maintain your weight within one pound (or lose weight) and you will be entered in to a drawing for (15) $50 Amazon Gift Cards. Learn more and join.

Questions? Contact Weigh and Win at personal.trainer@weighandwin.com or 1-800-694-0352.

Walking meetings have been shown to spark creativity and boost energy, so skip the sit-down session and get moving! You can walk and talk in your building or venture outside – the choice is yours!  And to make things easier, the walking meeting locations listed below are included in Outlook’s room list. Simply choose your location from the list and indicate in your invite where you’d like you participants to meet up and begin their journey.

Submit a photo of your walking meeting to the wellness team and we’ll add you to a weekly drawing for one of our cool new Benefits & Wellness clipboards!  They’re easy to bring along and make note-taking a breeze!

Check out this article in the Harvard Business Review for tips to make your walking meetings a success.

Locations in Outlook’s room list:

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Read health and wellness books for free in CityU. Are you interested in learning more about health and wellness topics? Denver Wellness has compiled a variety of books to read under Wellness Classes and Related Resources. Click on Books to find eBooks on fitness, stress management, financial wellness, nutrition, weight management and more! Be sure to place the book in your Learning Plan so you can easily pick it up again on your commute, on your break, or favorite time to enjoy literature.

 

Get the tools, information and support you need to make smarter choices!

City and County of Denver employees who receive their medical benefits through Kaiser Permanente, UnitedHealthcare, or Denver Health can participate in a FREE program through Omada® for Kaiser Permanente members, Real Appeal for UnitedHealthcare members, or National Diabetes Prevention Program for Denver Health members.


Real Appeal for UnitedHealthcare insurances

Real Appeal give you everything you need to lose weight and keep it off. Read more.

City and County of Denver United Healthcare members can enroll now at uhc.realappeal.com to get this program for FREE!


National Diabetes Prevention Program for Denver Health insurances

Denver Health's research-based program helps you to lose weight and prevent diabetes. Whether you have 10 lbs to lose, or over 50 lbs, this is the RIGHT program for you. You can attend 25 classes over a full year! Plus, you’ll get one-on-one attention from our expert coaches. Read more.

City and County of Denver Denver Health Medical Plan members can sign up now at diabetesprevention@dhha.org to participate in this program for FREE!


Omada® for Kaiser Permanente insurances

Omada® surrounds you with the tools and support you need to make better health choices in the moment - and for life.

Spots are limited, so act fast: If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes and are a City and County of Denver Kaiser Permanente member, this program is offered at no additional cost to you. Read more.

Take a one-minute health test to see if you're eligible: omadahealth.com/kpcityofdenver

MyBrainSolutions is now Total Brain. Their new brand better reflects their expanded offerings that include total brain performance monitoring, screening and training. New features include

  • New onboarding to provide an intuitive introduction to the app
  • Redesigned assessment that loads faster and is easier to retake the assessment over time
  • Deeper results with new markers
  • Better training guidance

The City and County of Denver continues to partner with Total Brain to help promote mental sharpness and resilience amongst our employees. Join Total Brain for FREE at www.totalbrain.com/denvergov.

Send Us Your Sweaty Selfies!

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Keep sending your sweaty selfies to wellness@denvergov.org for your chance to win a prize and have your picture posted on the Denver Wellness Facebook page. Prize drawing winners each recieve a $25 gift card!

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Lower stress and boost energy with daily activity.

Help lower and maintain your cholesterol, shed some pounds, or help yourself sleep better by being physically active on a regular basis.* Who wouldn’t want to do all that? You don’t even need a gym! Take a walk, go for a bike ride, or turn up the music and dance in your living room.

Challenge Dates:

Sign-up: 5/23/2018-6/20/2018
Challenge Runs: 6/6/2018-7/31/2018

How it Works:

Track the number of minutes you are physically active. You can earn up to 90 minutes each day.

The goal: log 500 minutes of physical activity by the end of the challenge to earn 30 wellness program points.

Register and track your progress on www.CityofDenverWellness.com or the Viverae® mobile app under the Well-being section.

* Consult your physician before a new physical activity program, especially if you are a man over 40, woman over 50, or if you experience chronic health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, or obesity

Questions about this challenge or your wellness program? Call 888-VIVERAE (848-3723).

 

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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, better nutrition, stress management and physical activity.
  • To provide quality, reliable wellness resources for employees.
  • To celebrate employees who take action to learn about and improve their health.

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

Contact us

Denver Wellness questions?

Call: 720-913-5690
Email: wellness@denvergov.org
Visit: Webb Building, 4th Floor (next to Benefits)!

Stay tuned for more information about our new wellness champion network.