The Wonders of Wellness (WOW) program is Empowerment Systems, Inc.’s internal employee worksite wellness program. Empowerment Systems, Inc.’s approach to employee wellness is multi-facetted and consists of initiatives and programing that fall within seven dimensions; environmental, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, occupational, social and physical. The WOW program is governed by a worksite wellness committee.
 
Vision: To create a workplace environment and culture that supports the overall wellbeing of
Empowerment Systems, Inc.’s employees.
 
Upcoming Events
 
Webinar:  Don’t Sugar Coat It: Curb That Sweet Tooth
 Sugar seems to be in everything we eat these days. Most of us would agree that, over time, our consumption of sugar has dramatically increased. But there is good news! We don’t have to give up sweetness altogether – we just need to get it from different sources.

Health Net is offering a no-cost telephone/webinar-based class to help inform you about:

  • the impact sugar has on your body
  • ways to retrain your taste buds
  • where to look for sugar that can be found in unexpected food sources
  • tips to lower the amount of sugar in your diet
In this class, you’ll learn about:
  • different types of sugar
  • why our bodies crave sugar
  • the relationship between our brain and sweets/sugars
  • what sugar does to your body
  • easy steps and helpful tips to kick the sugar habit
Register today!

We will hold the Don’t Sugar Coat It: Curb That Sweet Tooth webinar on Weds., Nov. 15, 2017, from noon – 12:45 p.m. Pacific.You can register for November’s Don’t Sugar Coat It: Curb That Sweet Tooth webinar by clicking on this link and then enter Meeting Number 620 844 074:

 
 
Programs

Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Workshops
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) programs are evidenced-based workshops developed by Stanford University. The workshops are facilitated by peers to empower participants to live healthier lives day-to- day. By facilitating a CDSME workshop on behalf of Empowerment Systems, Inc. and by showing your commitment to wellness, you are eligible to receive a reward for each workshop you completed.
Interested in proposing a wellness activity to the wellness committee? Send a brief program description to mrawiszer@empowermentsystems.org. 
  
Resources 
 
For Health Net Members
  • Health Incentive Program - Earn $50!
    • Members can take a Health Risk Questionnaire (HRQ) and share results with their doctors. In return, Health Net will give you a $50 gift certificate. There are 3 steps
      1. Take the HRQ online and print the Wellness Assessment Results.
      2. Schedule your 2017 annual preventative care physical exam (annual exam) with your doctor. Take the Wellness Assessment Results with them to the annual exam and share results with your doctor.  
      3. After the exam, let Health Net know you are done by filling out an online form to confirm you've see your doctor.
    • It will take about two weeks after step 3 for members to recieve their certificate, which they can redeem online and use at hundreds of popular retailers.  
    • There is additional incentives available for those diagnosed with diabetes to earn another $250. More details can be found on the Health Net website.  
  • Nurse24 – A free hotline to speak with a nurse for any medical needs.
  • Healthy Discounts – Save on various health services that are not covered. These include, but are not limited to: acupuncture, chiropractic care, eye care and lasik, and weight watchers.
 ASHLine 
  • Free Tobacco Cessation program
  • Call 1-800-55-66-222 or visit https://ashline.org/ 
 

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