Elk Grove Unified School District

Wellness Site Champions
What led to a wellness
program at EGUSD?
Benefits of an Employee Wellness Program
Staff morale, comradery, and cohesiveness
Friendly competitions support healthy practices
Reinforces personal commitment to healthy behaviors
Participating staff serve as health role models for students
Healthcare Costs
In the last 9 years, EGUSD health care premium
rates have increased by 135%.
The current annual cost of medical
health, dental and vision benefit
premiums for all employees is over
$56 million – 11% of EGUSD’s budget.
EGUSD’s Solution:
A Two-Pronged Approach to Employee Wellness
Negotiated Employee
Wellness Rebate
Wellness Program
Employee Wellness Rebate
Employee Wellness Rebate
All EGUSD employees who receive health care benefits through
the district have the opportunity of earning an Employee Wellness
Rebate. Components of the employee wellness rebate:
A glucose and cholesterol screening
Blood pressure and body mass index tests
An online health risk assessment
A wellness consultation with a
primary/personal care provider that includes
information regarding recommended ageappropriate screenings
Employee Wellness Rebate Results
2012-2013 Results:
• 3,415 employees completed the rebate
• That equates to 78% of benefit-eligible employees
• 1,009 employees have already completed the
2013-2014 Employee Wellness Rebate
80/20 cost sharing plan and 5% rebate
The Employee Wellness Program
Mission Statement
The mission of the Elk Grove Unified School
District’s “Your Health, Your Choice” Wellness
Program is to encourage, promote and
celebrate healthy choices that lead employees
to a lifelong commitment to wellness.
Partnership with Kaiser Permanente
The Elk Grove Unified School District partnered with
Kaiser Permanente to offer all benefit-eligible
employees a wellness program for the 2012-2013
school year.
The purpose of the program was to promote overall
health awareness for employees.
Components of the 2012-2013
Wellness Program
Biometric Screenings – 2, 386
Total Health Assessment – 3,308
Thrive Across America™ – 1,448
Maintain Don’t Gain – 8 weekly emails
Mix it Up™ – 568
Wellness Classes – 7 classes
Employee Fitness Day – 100+
Wellness Committee
Comprised of representatives from employee bargaining
units, district staff and Kaiser Permanente and Western
Health Advantage representatives
Wellness Champions
Each school and department was asked to identify a
volunteer site wellness champion and an alternate
• Role
• Introductory Meetings
• Toolkit – Coming Soon!
Components of the 2013-2014
Wellness Program
Fall 2013
Monthly Theme Options
October – Walk and Roll - Get Your Move On
November – How Sweet It Is
December – Maintain Don’t Gain
January – 30 Day Challenge
February – Heart Healthy
March – Nutrition Matters
April – Fun Field Days
May – Brain Power
Walking Paths
• Donated by Kaiser
• 16 school sites and 2
district sites
• Kick-off on October 2 with
a Ribbon Cutting at
EGUSD’s Gerber Road
Winter 2013-2014
Supporting Healthy Food Choices
• Healthy Vending Machine
• Community Supported Agriculture Boxes
• Farmer’s Markets at School Sites
Maintain Don’t Gain
Supporting Healthy Food Choices
EGUSD teamed up with Kaiser
Permanente last year with their
holiday season program:
Maintain Don’t Gain.
Employees will again receive
weekly emails of encouragement to
encourage them to have a healthy
holiday season.
January 2014
Employee 30 Day Challenge
Anyone who has ever tried to start an exercise routine,
quit smoking, or change a sleep pattern knows how
powerful a habit can be.
• During this challenge, employees can write down specific plans
for achieving a set goal.
• Wellness Champions can nominate colleagues to be spotlighted
on the website.
Communication Plan Includes:
Stakeholder meetings
Dedicated website
Wellness Champions Toolkit
Employees recognized on website

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