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: Good Night, Sleep Tight 
 July 19 at 11:45 am
 
 

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nearly 70 million Americans suffer from a range of sleep problems that can cause potential health risks if not taken seriously. Continued lack of sleep has been linked to diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and heart disease. To help shed light on the subject, Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar-based class on July 19, 2017, that examines common sleep issues and ways to resolve them. If you or someone you know is having trouble sleeping, the Good Night, Sleep Tight webinar may be just the ticket to a more restful night’s sleep – and healthier living.

Uptight = bad night

Stress and anxiety play a big role in sleepless nights, which can contribute to even more problems during the day. Losing hours of sleep can cause negative mood swings, lethargy and concentration issues that can lead to missed days at work or social events. This webinar will explore the effects of stress and common sleep disorders and offer solutions and sleep-enhancing tips you can use for a better night’s sleep.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nearly 70 million Americans suffer from a range of sleep problems that can cause potential health risks if not taken seriously. Continued lack of sleep has been linked to diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and heart disease. To help shed light on the subject, Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar-based class on July 19, 2017, that examines common sleep issues and ways to resolve them. If you or someone you know is having trouble sleeping, the Good Night, Sleep Tight webinar may be just the ticket to a more restful night’s sleep – and healthier living. Uptight = bad night Stress and anxiety play a big role in sleepless nights, which can contribute to even more problems during the day. Losing hours of sleep can cause negative mood swings, lethargy and concentration issues that can lead to missed days at work or social events. This webinar will explore the effects of stress and common sleep disorders and offer solutions and sleep-enhancing tips you can use for a better night’s sleep.

 
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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