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  • Employee Wellness Programs

    BEWELL

    Pima County Employee Wellness provides quality programs and activities to encourage and support healthy, active lifestyles. The Employee Wellness Program emphasizes the importance of education, awareness, self-care, and behavioral change programs to enhance overall well-being.

    Contact  Benefits Wellness
    We are here to help

    If you would like to speak with us in person, it is recommended you call ahead of time to schedule an appointment. 

    Phone:  724-8464 724-2786
    Email: Benefits Wellness

    Programs

    Virgin Pulse

    Virgin Pulse LogoEarn $15 off of your medical premiums per pay period with our wellness platform, Virgin Pulse!
    Pima County utilizes a wellness platform called Virgin Pulse to offer a variety of programs and resources to employees enrolled in Pima County's medical plan. These programs are designed to support healthy lifestyles, and by interacting in Virgin Pulse and our various programs you can accumulate points to earn discounts on your medical premiums as well. Virgin Pulse supports all facets of wellness and has tools to support you in topics ranging from exercise to nutrition, or even mindfulness and stress relief. Virgin Pulse is very accessible; we have both a website and mobile app available to use depending on your preferences.

    Sign up and register today at join.virginpulse.com/pimacounty.

    For a brief overview of our program and examples of ways to earn points click here.

    For a start up guide to get you going on the website or mobile app click here

    If you have any technical issues, you can contact Virgin Pulse customer support. Their phone number is 888-671-9395 and their email is support@virginpulse.com. 

    Virta - Diabetes, Prediabetes & Obesity Program

    Virta LogoReverse type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and obesity with Virta!
    Virta is a medically supervised, research-backed treatment that reverses type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and obesity, meaning that patients can lower their blood sugar and A1c, all while reducing diabetes medications and losing weight. 

    Pima County is fully covering the cost of Virta, valued at over $3,000, for all medical benefits-enrolled employees, spouses, domestic partners, and adult dependents with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, or obesity (BMI = 30 and above).

    Start the application process now to find out if you qualify at virtahealth.com/join/pimacounty

    Find more information by visiting the Virta webpage.

    Gym Subsidies & Discounts

    Employee Wellness is subsidizing the membership rates at local fitness facilities for all Pima County employees and their family members living in the same household.

    Gym Subsidies & Discounts

    gym membership discountsPima County employees and their family members may take advantage of YMCA gym membership and other local gym discounts.

     Visit the Gym Subsidies and Discounts webpage to learn more.

    Membership rates do not include taxes. Family member who wish to participate must bring proper identification to verify eligibility at time of enrollment. There may be an extra charge for some amenities such as personal training, onsite child care and leagues.


    Resources & Events

    Learn more about the resources and events offered to you throughout the year.

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    EAPEAP counseling is a no-cost benefit where you may access a counselor for any problem that is affecting your personal and/or professional life. You may see a counselor for up to five sessions per problem. EAP is available to all active Pima County employees. This program also covers your spouse, significant other (living in the home) and children living in the home. 

    Learn more by visiting the EAP webpage.


    Health Kiosks

    higi stationUse the Health Kiosk to quickly and accurately measure your vital statistics to help you better manage your personal health.

    It takes about five to eight minutes to test everything or you can choose which ones you need. There are ports available to track your results, including a glucose meter so you can take the readings to the doctor.

    Visit the Health Kiosk webpage to learn more.

     

    About Us

    Pima County Employee Wellness provides quality programs and activities to encourage and support healthy, active lifestyles. The Employee Wellness Program emphasizes the importance of education, awareness, self-care, and behavioral change programs to enhance overall well-being.

    Goal

    The overall goal of the County’s Wellness Program is to help control increases in medical costs and improve quality of life.

    Objectives

    Provide education and resources to help employees identify and reduce health risks before serious health problems occur.

    Provide special follow-up and assistance to employees identified at highest risk for preventable illnesses and excessive medical costs.
     
    When health problems do exist, help employees better manage their condition and use.

    Principles & Values

    Pima County Employee Wellness:
     
    Embraces small steps which eventually lead to big change.
    Acknowledges personal responsibility.
    Builds on existing resources and best practices. Recognizes, reinforces, and rewards healthy behaviors. Recognizes the importance of the physical and social environment and their influencing factors.
    Embraces movement towards well-being along a wellness continuum.
    Provides cues to action and seeks to influence attitudes and beliefs to spur behavior change.

    Focus Areas

    Based on needs, program goals, and best practices, Employee Wellness has identified the following focus areas:

    Be Active, Eat Smart, Improve Your Mental Health, Learn More, Live Well, Practice Prevention and Watch Your Weight.

    Award-Winning Program

    awardWell Workplace Gold Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in Health Promotions by the Wellness Council of Arizona.

    award3Work-site Health Promotion in recognition of Process, Progress & Leadership by the Wellness Council of Arizona and National Partnership for Wellness.

    (From Left to right: Gayl Hayes, HR Division Manager; Jennifer Billa, Wellness Program Manager; Barbara Hicks, HR Tech II; Allyn Bulzomi, HR Director)


    Gold AchievementSince 2008, the American Heart Association has recognized Pima County's Employee Wellness program as a champion of health for employees by creating physical activity programs within the workplace.

    Official Gold Seal of Good Health KeepingOfficial Seal of Good Health Keeping in recognition of an established relationship between the wellness incentive program and health plan engagement. Awarded by the Wellness Council of Arizona and National Partnership for Wellness.
               
    2018 Wellness Council of Arizona Awards            
    2019 Wellness Council of Arizona Awards
               







    HAWP Award LogoHealthy Arizona Worksites recognizes businesses that are making efforts to positively affect the health and well-being of their employees, their families, and their community through evidence-based worksite health initiatives and promising programs.

    2018 Healthy Arizona Worksite Copper award





    Aetna Workplace Well-Being AwardAetna Workplace Well-Being Award Silver 2021
               



    What People Are Saying

    "Just knowing that the County Wellness department tries to help us control our weight and health really helps. Thanks for being there!”

    “Makes me accountable and not just to myself. I feel like I am working towards a goal with others. Thank you for this positive program.”

    “This program & others definitely keeps me motivated to exercise, eat properly, possibly lose weight, and gain reward gifts at the same time. Thanks.”

    Wellness Action Committee (WAC)

    In order to best serve the needs of the entire Pima County employee population, a minimum of one representative is needed from each Hi-Org. Hi-Orgs with multiple worksite locations/divisions, should have a representative for each of the larger areas. Details of duties for each member are outlines below.

    Communication and leadership within each department is necessary for the growth and impact of the Employee Wellness program. As has been nationally demonstrated and documented, a strong, active committee is needed to represent the needs of all employees and to bring more widespread outreach. In order to make a meaningful and ultimately positive financial impact, a higher percentage of employees must be involved in various aspects of the program.

    For more information visit the Wellness Action Committee webpage.

    Wellness Program Coordinator

    Cody Martin is the new Wellness Program Coordinator for Pima County. He is a native Tucsonan and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Arizona. Cody developed a passion for wellness working in a variety of community positions after completing his degree. Working in the community has given Cody a wide spread of skills and experience, and he is excited to bring that experience to Pima County. 

    In his spare time, Cody enjoys being active and you can often find him outside golfing, playing basketball, or going on a hike. He is a sports fan as well, and loves cheering on our state teams. Cody lives with his wife and two amazing dogs. 

    Cody believes education, communication and support are the keys to success when it comes to a successful employee wellness program. One of Cody’s favorite things about working in health and wellness is the amazing stories you hear from employees that are really changing their life. Cody hopes to hear many of these stories, so make sure to say “hi” next time you see him and know that he is here to help this program serve you the best it can. 
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    150 W. Congress St.
    Tucson, AZ 85701

    Phone: (520) 724-2792
    Fax: (520) 724-8150


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