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.
Click on any upcoming webinar below to register. Live webinars are interactive and are followed by Q&As.
Missed a live webinar or want to watch again, click on the webinar once it’s available on-demand.
The Department of Human Resources (DHR) is excited to announce the second in-person wellness event of the year for County employees and their families. The Countywide Wellness Challenge (CWC) will feature opportunities to experience mindfulness, relaxation, and other wellness activities.
The event, Pathway to Well-being, will invite employees and their families to explore different pathways across the six wellness dimensions of fitness, physical health, mental/self-care, social, financial, and nutrition. The event will offer yoga, meditation, dragon boating, art activities, and more to support total well-being. County employees will also be able to participate in free health screenings.
Explore A New Path!
Where: Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, 15501 Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA 91706
When: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Who: County employees and their families
Pathway to Well-being – Activities Schedule
Arrival and Check-in (Starts at 8:00 a.m.) at Registration Tent
Please stop by the Registration tent, located near parking lot #3, upon arrival to check-in. You will receive event information, wristbands, and a Pathway to Well-being Treasure Map to check off each completed activity, which County employees can use to enter a prize drawing.
Activities and Giveaways (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
First Come, First Served Along Pathways
Explore the pathways to Nutrition Nirvana, Resiliency Road, Money Cove, and Healthy Harbor where you will take part in art and wellness activities such as Let’s Grow gardening, Healing Art through mantra bracelet making, financial wellness information, and collect treasures along the path.
Health Screenings and Massage Therapy (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
First Come, First Served at Healthy Harbor
Screenings include: Carotid Artery Ultrasound (Stroke), Thyroid Ultrasound,
Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, and Derma Scan
Dance into Wellness (9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:10 a.m.) at the
Healthy Harbor Main Stage
Learn Afro-Cuban dance and listen to live music. Each dance performance and class will last
approximately 30 minutes.
Meditation Walk, Tai Chi, Yoga (8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
First Come, First Served on Healthy Harbor/Dragon Bay Beach
Yoga mats, seat cushions, and supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!
Dragon Boating (8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Ongoing on Dragon Bay Beach
Strengthen your heart, increase your endurance, and improve flexibility through dragon boating on the lake.
Bike riding, Quadricycle, and Paddle Boating
(8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Ongoing at Healthy Harbor
Improve muscle strength and cardiovascular health by riding a bike or quadricycle around the park. Paddle boating is also available.
Announcements and Prize Drawings (10:00 a.m. and 11:40 a.m.) on the
Healthy Harbor Main Stage
The schedule is subject to change. Please refer to this website for the latest updates.
Participation in the wellness outdoor event is voluntary. Employees who have medical conditions or have questions about their health should consult with their medical practitioner before participating.