Meet Health Hero Megan Jourdan, Project Manager on the Balanced You team. Megan started with King County in 2019 after a traumatic brain injury kept her from working for two years. While recovering from the injury, Megan had accrued debt and didn’t feel she had the tools or knowledge to meet her financial goals. Megan... Continue Reading →
King County Department of Human Resources is excited to announce the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has expanded! EAP supports employees by providing free, confidential counseling on work-related issues. We all experience stress at some point and having someone to talk to can be a helpful outlet to process emotions, navigate challenging situations or provide tangible... Continue Reading →
This Health Hero is spotlighting Affinity Groups. Affinity Groups can boost mental health and well-being through community among people with shared interests or identities. They offer a space to connect, network and find support and fellowship. Connection through Affinity Groups can support personal and professional growth and promote equity and social justice. Keith Clarke joined... Continue Reading →
At the start of the year we launched our Balanced You Hope & Joy Campaign to support each other by finding ways to connect and share stories. As we continue to navigate through the pandemic, it is important we acknowledge the difficult times but also keep each other encouraged by staying connected. We want to... Continue Reading →
As we move through the difficulty and stress of a socially isolating pandemic, Balanced You is launching the Hope and Joy Campaign. Throughout the winter, we will find ways to connect with one another through moments of hope and joy. The Hope and Joy Campaign does not exist to quiet other emotions you may be... Continue Reading →
Do you have ideas on how King County can better support the well-being of you and your colleagues? In response to employee surveys and listening sessions, Balanced You, is developing two new well-being advisory committees: one for telecommuters and one for essential employees working onsite. Anyone interested is invited to apply. Inspired by employees, Balanced... Continue Reading →
There are many different types of disabilities: physical and mental, invisible and visible, temporary and permanent. The pandemic has had a unique impact on the lives of people with all types of disabilities, bringing joy, relief, and difficulty. In honor of Disability Awareness Month, King County employees are invited to join the Disability Awareness Committee,... Continue Reading →
Whether it’s swimming or biking to work, King County Superior Court Communications Manager Jamie Holter is dedicated to exercising regularly. Jamie, who has been active her entire life, was interested in switching up her regular routine to take up Pilates.