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The Board of County Commissioners recognizes the benefits of workplace wellness programs that support employee health and wellness; they have been shown to increase productivity, reduce absenteeism and on-the-job injuries, and improve the morale and quality of life for employees. Workplace wellness programs can also play an important role in containing healthcare costs for both the employee and the County.

The Purpose of Hamilton County's Workplace Wellness Program is:

  1. To empower employees to attain their best possible health.
  2. To aide in reducing preventable healthcare costs for both the employees and the County.
  3. Provide a supportive work environment that promotes the health and well-being of its employees.
  4. Commit resources to foster awareness about personal health and to build a supportive workplace environment that encourages and motivates employees to make the healthy choice and take healthy actions.
  5. To be a role model for other employers within Hamilton County.

 

STEP 1: Health Screening

    Option A - Schedule and complete your On-site Health Screening

    • On-site Screening Schedule here.
    • Schedule Your Screening here.
    • What To Expect At A Screening.

    Option B - Schedule a visit with your Primary Care Physician and turn in the Healthy Directions PCP Packet to TriHealth.

 

STEP 2: Online Health Risk Assessment

Once you've completed your screening, complete the online Health Risk Assessment. (Yes, we want you to wait until after the screening, so you can input the information from your screening.)

  1. Go to: 2016 Online Health Risk Assessment  

  2. Enter your USER ID and PASSWORD as follows:
    USER ID: first four letters of your first name + first four letters of your last name + birth month and birth day (MMDD format); no spaces or characters. Example: John Smith, Date of Birth: Feb 3, 1954 would be johnsmit0203

    Your PASSWORD: Last 4 digits of your SSN

  3. Click "Assess Your Health Now" to begin the assessment. You will need your biometric screening numbers for the "HEALTH TEST" section.

  4. Once the assessment is complete, click "FINISH" at the bottom of the page.

  5. Rename the report: First Last Name and date: Joe Smith 09.01.2016. Then click "Save & Exit".

  6. You should now see a new wellness score from 2016 on your opening page. Print this page to keep for your records.

 


For more information, please contact:
Kelly Bowen
Wellness Coordinator II
Office: 513 977 2124
Email: hamiltoncounty@trihealth.com  


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Health Clubs

To assist with improving the health and well being of employees and their families, Hamilton County has partnered with various local health club facilities to offer employees discounts on memberships and/or joining fees.

  • The YMCA offers county employees $100 in program gift certificates after paying the $50 activation fee. Click here to view locations   of all YMCA locations. www.cincinnatiymca.org  
     
  • The YWCA Fitness Center is a downtown, coed facility managed by TriHealth (located at the corner of 9th and Walnut). County employees receive the corporate discount rate of $445.00 per year (when paid in full), plus the $50 enrollment fee is waived. You may also choose electronic fund transfer at the rate of $44.00 per month.  www.ywca.org/cincinnati/fitnesscenter  

    Employees may also join both the YWCA Fitness Center and the TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion and receive a discount!
     
  • TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion, located at 6200 Pfeiffer Road at   I-71, is Cincinnati's only certified Fitness Center - Image medically based fitness center. Corporate Membership Discount Rates are available to county employees. Call (513) 985-6711 for more details.
    www.trihealthpavilion.com  
     
  • The GYM, located at the Carew Tower, offers employees the low corporate rate of $42.95 per month, plus 50% off the standard enrollment fee of $99.95. Click here for a Free One-Week Pass www.thegymatcarewtower.com  

Smoking Cessation Program

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Given the new restrictions on smoking, many smokers are trying to break the habit and lead healthier lives. To assist you in your efforts, Hamilton County is teaming up with local hospitals that offer smoking cessation classes, support groups, and various options and resources that may help you stop smoking. Good luck and good health!

Reminder to all Health Care Spending Account Participants...

If you are a participant in the County's Health Care Spending Account Program, you may submit your out-of-pocket medical expenses for patches or medication used for these programs to reimburse yourself. For your convenience, a link to a Chard-Snyder claim form   is here for your use.

 

Smoking Cessation Programs

UC Health/UC Cancer Institute Smoking Cessation Help 584-QUIT (584-7848)

In partnership with UC Health, the UC Cancer Institute offers a free pharmacist-assisted smoking cessation clinic

  • Free 12-week program with one-on-one coaching and access to smoking cessation medications
  • Appointments available on Mondays and Thursdays at the Barrett Center, 234 Goodman Street
Mercy Health Smoking Cessation Program (513) 624-1090

Smokers and their families may register for a free series of four (4) smoking cessation education classes

  • follows the American Cancer Society’s Freshstart program
  • class size is limited to 15 for comfortable group interaction and discussion
Targeting Tobacco: The Christ Hospital  513-263-8699
  • A tobacco cessation wellness coaching program customized to target the triggers that send you back to tobacco use
  • Emphasizes use of nicotine replacement or pharmacological treatment with the use of a support group
Ohio Tobacco Quit Line: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)

Toll-free quit line has trained counselors available to discuss quitting challenges, answer questions and send information.

  • Monday-Thursday:
    9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday:
    10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
American Lung Association: Free Programs
  • Freedom from Smoking On-line is a behavioral support program. Register at www.lungusa.org  . Click on the FFS On-line Program link in the Quit Smoking Section.
  • Tobacco Quitline is available Monday through Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at
    1-866-QUIT-YES (784-8937).

 

Resources and Community Support Group Information

Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine (513) 791-5521
American Cancer Society (888) 227-6446
American Heart Association (513) 281-4048
American Lung Association (513) 751-3650
Children's Hospital Medical Center (513) 636-STOP (7867)
Fort Hamilton Hospital Center for Health and Wellness (513) 846-9355
GlaxoSmithKline Way 2 Quit (877) NO-ASHES (877-662-7437)
Great Start Quit Line (for pregnant women) (866) 66-START (866-667-8278)
Hamilton County Tobacco-Free Partnership (513) 946-7812
Kroger Pharmacies (513) 681-7455
Ohio's Tobacco Quit Line 1-800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669)

 

Other Links

American Cancer Society www.cancer.org  
American Heart Association www.americanheart.org  
American Lung Association www.lungusa.org  

www.ffsonline.org  
 (free cessation program)


GlaxoSmithKline www.way2quit.com  
Kentucky Cancer Program www.kcp.uky.edu/community/tobacco/  
National Cancer Institute Live Chat & Web www.smokefree.gov  
Northern Kentucky Health Department www.nkyhealth.org  
Ohio Tobacco Quit Line www.ohioquits.com  
Quit Net www.quitnet.com  
Tobacco Prevention Coalition of Northern Kentucky www.tpcofnky.com