Health and Wellness
To expand knowledge of health and wellness with an emphasis on holistic health and promoting healthy behaviors. We cover topics focusing on meeting our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs to maintain balance through the journey of our lives.
Chair: Tracy Thornburg, Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Mary Bilderback, Department for the Services for the Blind
Christa Stevens, Department of Agriculture
Ann Bartholomew, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
Kelly Kane, Department of Labor and Industries
National Health Observance(s) for November
- Fall Healthy Recipe: Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers.
- November--American Diabetes Month. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. If it's not controlled, diabetes can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems. One in 12 Americans has diabetes--that's more than 25 million people; And another 79 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The good news? People who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk by more than half if they make health changes. These changes include: eating healthy, increasing physical activity, and losing weight. To learn more about how to raise awareness about diabetes risk factors and encourage people in your life to make health changes go to Health Finder's November Tool Kit.
Health and Wellness Fair, 2014
- See cooking demo recipes here.
Employers' Diversity and Inclusion Training Video!
The link to the video below is "Blind Sided," a 14-minute training film developed for employers' diversity and inclusion programs, uses a light and sometimes humorous approach to address three topic areas--blind stereotypes and myths, inclusion in the workplace, and suggestions for quality customer service to customers who are blind or have low vision.
Click on the photo below to watch the video.
For more information or to invite Mark Adreon to present at a future event, please see his contact information below.
What We Do
- Provide health and wellness information to ICSEW members and state employees
- Coordinate guest speakers and wellness activities for general membership meetings
- Provide legislative/policy recommendations to ICSEW regarding women's health issues
- Monitor legislation that may affect health of state-employed women
- Coordinate the Health Fair for state employees
- Breast Feeding Resources
- Disease Prevention - Flu vaccine is available statewide
- Health Calendar - 2014
- Increase Healthy Aspects of Your Life
- Keep the Beat - Heart Healthy Recipes
- MyPlate for Kids
- PEBB (Public Employees Benefits Board)
- Washington Wellness
- What are my Health Risks?
- Cubicle Yoga
Executive Order 13-06. Improving the health and productivity of State Employees and access to healthy foods in State facilities
Signed by Governor Jay Inslee on October 30, 3013. Visit the Washington Wellness page of the HCA site (http://www.hca.wa.gov/pebb/wellness/Pages/index.aspx) to read more.
Washington Apple Health Program for Adults and Children
The DOH Tobacco Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) is once again available to the uninsured and underinsured in Washington. Anyone who lives in our state is now eligible for a at least one call to the quit line.
For additional information please visit our Tobacco Quitline Services webpage
Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA) Information:
Fitness Programs in Washington:
Nutrition and Food Safety:
- Barbecue and Picnic Food Safety
- Calorie Calculator
- Eat Right
- Eat Right - Nutritionist Tip Sheets
- Eating Well
- Food Recalls and Safety Alerts in Washington
- Life Stages: Nutrition
- Nutrition Data
- What the Sticker on Your Produce Actually Means
- Meditation: A Simple, Fast Way to Reduce Stress
- Stress-Lifestyle Changes
- Stress Management
- Stress Reduction Techniques