The County of Los Angeles prides itself as a leader in public sector employment. As an employer concerned with both employee well-being and organizational efficiency, offering a Countywide Wellness Program is critical. The goal of the County’s Wellness Program is to improve the health and productivity of County employees and lessen their health-related costs, mainly by helping employees change their lifestyle patterns through wellness initiatives.
Since the middle 1990’s, the Department of Human Resources (DHR) has offered a Countywide Wellness Program. Renewed efforts to strengthen the program began in early 2007. To be successful, the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Personnel issued a call to action in September 2007 to all County Department Heads. It included asking departments to appoint a Wellness Manager. The focus of the Wellness Manager is to spearhead Countywide wellness initiatives and help employees change their lifestyles and behavioral choices to make positive changes in their health status by providing wellness activities and program information to better health.
As outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the County and SEIU Local 721 agreed to cooperate in developing an employee wellness program called “My Health is My Wealth.” A negotiated joint labor-management subcommittee on Employee Wellness coordinates worksite wellness activities. Working with Local 721 in the subcommittee, the “My Health Is My Wealth” program uses County-sponsored health plans internet-based online programs.
County employees may be eligible for rewards for participating in the County’s Wellness Program. For more information, visit Wellness Incentives.
Whole Wellness Webinars
Live & On-Demand
Employee total well-being is at the center of the Wellness Program. These series of webinars deliver insights, best practices, and leading resources on health and wellness issues presented by experts and professionals. Critical topics include healthy eating, increasing physical activity, managing ailments, stress management, behavior modification, and more. Employees will discover strategies to instill healthy habits for lasting wellness.
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