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.

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

Members

Chair:

Tracy Thornburg, Office of the Insurance Commissioner

 

Ann Bartholomew, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals

 

Debbie Bostwick, Military Department

 

Christa Stevens, Department of Agriculture

 

Bianca Stoner, Office of the Insurance Commissioner

 

Blessing Guillermo, Military Department

 

Kelly Kane, Department of Labor and Industries

 

Mary Bilderback, Department for the Services for the Blind



August is National Immunization Awareness Month

  • Immunizations help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and pneumonia, adults need to get their shots--just like kids do. National Immunization Awareness Month is a great time to discuss you and your family's immunizations with your doctor. See the toolkit for more information.
  • What's cooking? Try this Mango Cucumber Soup recipe from the United States Department of Agriculture's "What's Cooking USDA Mixing Bowl."
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Resources

Diabetes:

Fitness Programs in Washington:

Nutrition and Food Safety:

Physical Activity:

Stress Reduction:

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.