In observance of Heart Health Month, King County and Omada want to provide you with tips for taking small steps to improving your heart health. There's no question about it--regular activity really pays off, from lowering your blood sugar and cholesterol to reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke. Omada is a personalized program... Continue Reading →
Open Enrollment is here and runs through Tuesday, Nov. 15. Choosing the right benefits is an important part of your overall health and well-being. There are many changes to next year’s benefits that affect nearly everyone, so take the time to learn about those changes and make the right choices for you and your family... Continue Reading →
October is Disability Awareness Month. Disability includes a broad spectrum of conditions that effect physical and mental health. If you are someone who lives with a mental health diagnosis and would like additional support, here are benefits and resources for your consideration.
King County is committed to supporting employees with mental health conditions in the workplace. For many people, employment is an essential part of our identity, well-being and mental and physical health. Employment provides a sense of purpose and allows us to build connections with others. Fostering a culture that promotes self-care and focuses on mental... Continue Reading →
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. This year we want to focus on importance of early detection—testing for cancer before it spreads. Detecting breast cancer early allows for the best possibility of successful treatment. Here are three steps to early detection: 1. Breast self-awareness ... Continue Reading →
The Employee Giving Program is an opportunity for King County employees to give to causes and non-profits that are important to us. The Annual Giving Drive occurs every year, but did you know there are ways to give year round? Employees can use up to three sick days per calendar year to volunteer at a nonprofit... Continue Reading →
September is Recovery Month and this year’s theme is “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community.” Balanced You celebrates all those on their recovery journeys and is joining King County’s Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) Behavioral Health and Recovery Division in their shared vision to ensure that everyone in King County... Continue Reading →
Preventive Care is a term that means routine health care services, such as check-ups, screenings, and tests, to prevent illnesses and health problems. Examples of preventative care include cholesterol tests, annual checkups with your Primary Care Provider (PCP), and colon cancer and breast cancer screenings. Preventive care is important even if you don’t feel sick.... Continue Reading →
King County wants employees to be healthy so you can feel good, get the most out of life, and do your best work for the community we serve. If you missed the opportunity to get a flu shot at work, here are some tips for getting your flu shot through your health plan.
Getting a flu shot is an important part of protecting your health, your family’s health, and your community’s health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months and older get a flu shot every year. Flu shots have many important benefits; getting a flu shot can reduce your risk of... Continue Reading →