Women's Health Week proclamation 2021

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed the week of May 9-15 as Women’s Health Week in the state of Washington. Thank you to the Washington State Women’s Commission, Health Care Authority and State Department of Health for teaming up with us to request this very important proclamation. Read the Proclamation text:   The State of Washington…

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Washington State Employee Assistance Program’s April 2020 Newsletter Here are a couple of strategies you can try right away to help all of us be our better selves and work together through the COVID-19 outbreak, adapted from the Greater Good in Action and Center for Healthy Minds…

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Washington State Employee Assistance Program’s April 2020 Newsletter Strengthen Your Immune System You and your family are working hard to limit your exposure to COVID-19 by social distancing, washing your hands, not touching your face, cleaning frequently-touched surfaces and more: all of the actions recommended by the…

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on the Vibrant Soulful Blog by Annie Barrett Anahad O’Conner of the New York Times writes that “a growing body of research suggests that our bodies function optimally when we align our eating patterns with our circadian rhythms, the innate 24-hour cycles that tell our bodies when to wake up,…

The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women’s (ICSEW) recently collected $11,668 worth of personal hygiene and cleaning products for the YWCA of Olympia’s Other Bank. The Other Bank distributes personal hygiene and cleaning items to more than 13,000 low-income individuals and families in Thurston and surrounding counties each year. About one-third of recipients are children…

The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women, ICSEW, had another successful meeting March 26 full of informative presentations and interactive training. Below is a recap of the guest presentations. Note: Meeting minutes and training session handouts are available on our Meting Minutes page. Amy Leneker Amy Leneker gave an interactive training on identifying and maximizing…

By Tanyah Williams, Washington State Patrol Did you know healthy teeth and gums can affect your heart health? Dr. Arne Gundersen, from Gundersen Dental Care  in Thurston County gave a health and wellness talk at at a recent ICSEW meeting. His presentation, “The Link between Oral Health and Wellness,” illustrated the correlation between periodontal disease…

Gwen Voelpel from Integris Performance Advisors gave tips on how to become a more effective leader by encouraging us to align our actions with our values which leads us to be more authentic and credible. Participants assessed their personality traits using DiSC model. Once participants categorized their prominent traits (Dominant, Influential Steady Conscientious,) Vopel highlighted…

This year’s fair was a huge success!  It ran from 11:00am -1:00pm, and drew over 457 attendees and 57 vendors that offered chair massages, health screenings, product samples, and giveaways. Most participants enjoyed a healthy food demonstration along with delicious samples throughout the fair.  During this event our team distributed giveaway bags, survey cards, a…

Ever wondered what exercise is right for you?  The American Heart Association released an article with Physical activity recommendations to get assist in getting started right. Check it out and start getting the right exercise.