Employee Success Story: Biggest Loser Brings Big Departmental RewardsSwing by the Redwood City Probation department during lunch and you’re likely to see enthusiastic employees preparing a salad buffet, reading nutrition books, and returning from their daily walk.The Biggest Loser competition is the latest wellness addition led by Deputy Probation Officers Lisa Farris and John Aguilar with support by Wellness Champion Danielle Barringer. “If we’re here for 9 to 10 hours, I want us to have some kind of fun,” says Lisa. “Our job can be stressful at times, but I also want to see people laugh and enjoy themselves.”more>>
Employee Soccer Tournament ~ June 29-30, 2013After a five-year hiatus, the “County Cup” Employee Soccer Tournament is back! It will be held on Saturday, June 29th and Sunday, June 30th at Hoover Field in Redwood City. This event will be a 7 vs 7 team event played on AYSO fields. Each game will last 45 minutes (2 – 20 minute halfs).
Co-ed teams are forming now through May 24th. Like our other weekend events, it should be a fun, recreational weekend and a great opportunity to socialize with co‑workers and meet employees from other County departments. The first twelve teams to submit their completed team packet (team fee and roster) will play in the tournament.more>>
Health & Wellness ProgramsThese interventions assist you in making and/or maintaing lifelong health habits on and off the job that contribute to your optimal performance and productivity.more>>
Mental Well-Being ProgramsThese interventions highlight the powerful mind-body connection and how it affects your health. You’ll learn specific life skills that can improve your sense of well-being and personal control both on and off the job.more>>
Health ClinicsThese screening programs provide the critical foundation and starting point to learn more about your health.more>>
Working Well ProgramsFitting fitness and healthy eating into your workday can make a big difference in your work performance, energy, stress, weight management and overall health. With a few simple steps to eat smart and move more while you are at work, you can develop healthier habits that lead to a lifetime of good health.more>>
Work*Life ProgramsThese are policies, programs, services & activities that either contribute to the health and well-being of the family, increase the employee's capacity to satisfactorily resolve family issues, or ease the demands of balancing work and home.more>>
Health and Fitness Resources on the webDisclaimer: We are providing this as information only, and encourage you to thoroughly check out any web site, especially if there is a fee charged for the service it provides. We do not endorse any web site, nor are we liable for errors of omission in publishing this list.more>>
Expectant Parent's Handbook (PDF)This handbook is designed to assist employees who will be welcoming a new baby or adopted child into their families.
This is an exciting time in your life. We want to help answer some of the questions you may have about your benefits and what decisions you will need to make before, during and after your baby comes home.
We've also included a list of resources for you to contact if you need additional information.
CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES!!!
Updated January 2009more>>
Go online and schedule your Wellness Screening before 2/28 and you'll become eligible to win a $100 gift card from your County health plan! After all the Wellness Screenings are finished in April, we will select one County Kaiser member and County Blue Shield health plan member who registered early and attended their Wellness Screening and they each will get a $100 giftcard!
BLUE SHIELD: Healthy Lifestyle Rewards 2012This online, interactive program rewards you when you adopt and maintain healthy lifestyle habits focusing on healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, and smoking cessation. With Healthy Lifestyle Rewards, you’ll be eligible to earn from $25 - $175 in cash or merchandise by participating in the program for a required minimum period of time. (for Blue Shield Health Plan Members ~ Employees only)more>>
KAISER: Healthy Lifestyles(for Kaiser Health Plan members only ~ employees, retirees, spouses / partners)
The Kaiser web site includes online health programs focusing on Healthy Eating, Weight Loss, Stress and Smoking. Other services include member discounts and vouchers, online health support and personal health & fitness coaching.more>>
KAISER: P.H.A.S.E.Preventing Heart Attacks and Stroke Everyday
(for Kaiser Health Plan members only ~ employees, retirees, spouses / partners) Contact your Kaiser provider for a referralmore>>
The San Mateo County Employee Wellness Program is an employee service designed to promote your health & well being through a variety of health, fitness and educational programs. Please take a minute to read our Mission Statement and Program Values and Goals. As a County employee, retiree or family member, you are encouraged to take an active role in taking good care of your health. One way is to participate in the Employee Health & Fitness activities offered at your work-site. You can attend many employee health programs on County time at little or no cost to you.
For registration and information about a specific program, service or activity, please log in to the County LMS or contact the individual listed below the program description and schedule. If no coordinator is listed, e-mail Health & Fitness or call (650) 363-4315.
Except where indicated, all Employee Health & Fitness programs, services and activities are conducted on County time with your supervisor's approval. Programs are available to retirees, family members and extra help employees on a space available basis at program cost. E-mail Health & Fitness for more information and prices.
Programs funded solely by participant fees are noted, and no County funds are used to pay for these activities.