Health and Wellness

Goal

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
Co-Chair: Vacant

Members

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

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.

Mark Adreon, Program and Employment Specialist; 3411 South Alaska Street; Seattle, Washington, 98118; (206) 906-5502; mark.adreon@dsb.wa.gov and www.dsb.wa.gov

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

Resources

 

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:

Diabetes:

Fitness Programs in Washington:

Nutrition and Food Safety:

Physical Activity:

Stress Reduction:

Wellness:

Other:

ICSEW recently lost a valued member, Lorrie Jo Brown. To learn more about Pancreatic cancer, please visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancreatic_cancer.