Davis Moves - Employee Wellness Program
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Wellsteps is ready to go for 2022!
Reminder that if you are participating in the Wellsteps program, you need to earn a total of 25 points by November 30, 2022 for a $20/month discount on your DSD health insurance premium beginning January 2023. Click the blue button to get started.
For more information and FAQ's, click on the "WellSteps Information" tab below.
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- Covid-19 Info & Resources
- Davis Dash & Bash
- Employee Assistance Program
- Health Heroes
- Mindful Mondays
- Money Matters
- Success Stories & Accomplishments
- Trauma Informed Yoga
- Wellness and Gym Discounts
- Wellness Series Classes
- WellSteps Information
- Words of Wellness (W.O.W.) Newsletters
The Davis Moves vision is one of healthy, happy employees who can move through their days with energy and enthusiasm. We want to create an environment of well-being that promotes healthy living.
The goal of Davis Moves is to provide a means for our employees to become more aware of their own health and health risks, to improve the overall health of our employees, and reduce insurance and health care costs so that employees may live fuller, happier lives.
What is Davis Moves?
Davis Moves is the wellness program for Davis School District employees. Our employees are our most valuable asset and we value their health and well-being. Davis Moves wellness activities and resources (such as gym discounts) are available for ALL employees.
What is WellSteps?
By implementing a wellness component (WellSteps online platform) to our insurance program, we are providing a means for our employees to become more aware of their own health. WellSteps is a tool designed to help participants achieve health and wellness goals as well as track wellness points that can help insured employees earn a $20 monthly discount on their health insurance premium for the upcoming year. At this time WellSteps is only available to employees(and their spouses) insured on a DSD health insurance plan.
- To be eligible for the premium discount beginning January 2022, employees must earn 25 points before November 15, 2021.
- Required points/activities are subject to change each year. Employees will be notified of such changes prior to January.
We know that just a few healthy behaviors can be effective in combating chronic disease risks. With the WellSteps tools and resources provided, we hope to help participants make small lifestyle changes that can have a significant impact on physical and overall health. https://www.wellsteps.com/davismoves
What is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)? Free, brief, confidential counseling that is available to insurance eligible employees, spouses, and dependent children(up to age 26) by a staff of licensed mental health professionals.
What Can I get Counseling for?
- marital conflict and parenting
- depression and anxiety
- stress (life and workplace)
- substance abuse
- grief and loss
- wellness strategies
- 24/7 Crisis Help Available
Who runs DSD's Employee Assistance Program? Davis School District has partnered with Intermountain Employee Assistance for this benefit.
How do I make an appointment? You simply call (801)442-3509 or email email@example.com
Do you know someone who has made changes in their life to positively impact their health or others around them?
We want to recognize employees within Davis School District who demonstrate their commitment to live well through healthy lifestyle choices and actions. These individuals, HEALTH HEROES, have positively changed their lives for the better or have been able to positively influence and inspire others around them.
Now accepting nominations for 2021-2022 https://forms.office.com/r/EAkDZxbPHL
We all experience stress from time to time. While many of us are feeling the added stress from the crazy year we are having, others are experiencing anxiety for the first time. On the whole, we are experiencing anxiety, depression and pressure at higher rates than ever before.
In an effort to combat these issues, Davis Behavioral Health has generously offered a FREE WEEKLY MINDFULNESS PRACTICE for ALL DSD staff. This will be a short 15 minute practice where you can take a breather and take a few minutes for yourself to unwind and de-stress. You don't need to be an expert or even know what mindfulness is to enjoy these short practices.
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Financial Wellness is achieved when an individual is in control of their finances and their lives. According to a 2021 Capital One CreditWise survey, 73% of Americans rank their finances as the most significant source of stress in their life. We recognize the significance of this and how financial stress can impact your physical, emotional, and social health. That is why we are implementing a series of "Money Matters" mini classes. We hope you will join us!
January 18, 2022 - 2:30 p.m. - Insurance & WellSteps by Craig Carter and Kim Johnson
January 24, 2022 - 4:00 p.m. - Be a Smart Health Care Consumer by Kim Johnson
March 28, 2022 - 4:00 p.m. - Retirement FAQ's by Tami Sorensen
- After my daughter got engaged I decided that I wanted to lose some weight before her wedding. I changed my diet by eating at home more and I started walking a little. When school started this year our wellness captain had set up an entire program to get us thinking about our health. In the beginning, she asked us to work out 15 minutes a day and drink 8 glasses of water a day. She gave us charts to keep track and told us there would be prizes. She also started a walking club. We worked on doing the same distance in shorter amounts of time and it was fun since there was a group to walk with. She recently started a points program that gives points for eating healthier, drinking water, exercising and getting into good personal health habits. I have now lost enough weight that people are starting to notice and I feel great! Thanks to Davis Moves program.
Starting in October I starting walking each day at 10 and 2 with other district employees. This prompted my husband and I to do more so we started eating healthier. We cut out all soda and sugar and kept all our meals to lean meats, fish, or chicken and lots of veggies and some fruits. We started drinking at least 50 oz. of water a day. Then we started doing workouts in the evenings with weighted medicine balls and some core exercises. When we can't walk at work we do 30 minutes on the treadmill or the bike. These changes have resulted in reduced blood pressure, better glucose reading, and weight loss, together we have lost 75 lbs. The Davis Moves Wellness Program gave us the push we needed to begin the changes.
- During the month of October I committed to drink at least eight 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Prior to this commitment, I drank maybe 2 ounces a day, and at least 64 ounces of diet soda. The first day I spent the day running to the bathroom more, but I felt good. I had more energy. In the past I would come home from work and sleep for an hour. With the water I slept less, was able to accomplish more, and felt better. With the water I saved money, since I no longer had the desire to drink soda. My son started drinking more water with me (because I quit buying soda) and his dry skin improved. Drinking more water really helped me feel better.
- I, myself, have felt better since starting the Davis Moves Program, because I have made myself more aware of what I am eating and also what I am feeding my family. We have cut down on processed foods and eat more all natural foods including fish, chicken, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. My family has a strong history of hereditary cardiovascular disease and I hope to be the generation that it skips. My father had his first heart attack at age 54 and of his mother's family, all but 1 of 8 children have had open heart surgery. I have become more active with the activities that our department has put in place to move more where we have sedentary jobs
Trauma Informed Yoga
When: Fridays @ 2:00 (aprox.40-45) beginning 1-15-21
Where: On Teams
How: Sign-up link below
Who: Cassie Quick, LCSW & Anne Clark MAED
Contact: Cassie Quick, LCSW cquick@dsdmail.
The Student Family Resource department will be offering Trauma Informed Yoga classes beginning January 15th. When people hear the word trauma, it’s common to think of major life events (such as war, assault or natural disasters), but trauma can be understood as any event causing “inescapable shock”, such as living in a world of uncertainty, experiencing chronic stress and enduring continual fear. Many researchers believe the impact of COVID-19, easily qualifies as a global traumatic experience. Psychiatrist, Dr. Julian Lagoy says, “With the loss of routine, the disruption of our daily lives and the inability to interact with our loved ones, the Pandemic has left many of us feeling completely out of control. This has begun to take a major toll on our physical and emotional well-being”.
Trauma Yoga is a holistic approach that focuses on the entire mind-body system. The classes being offered will be a safe and supportive space, for all district employees to focus on cultivating inner-peace, relaxation and bringing their mind and bodies back into alignment. With the focus more on the process than capabilities, all levels are welcome.
Davis Moves is pleased to present to you the annual Wellness Series. This series consists of different classes that are offered beginning in September. These classes are offered to ALL Davis School District employees. The purpose of this series is to educate employees about different health topics to help them live healthier lifestyles and reach an optimal level of wellness. **Re-licensure points are available for attendance. WellSteps points are available for attendance.
Please note that all classes will be held virtually for the 2021-2022 school year.
- September 13 - Start it Up with Small Steps (See Recording Below)
- October 18 - Work Hard at Being Happy (See Recording Below)
- November 15 - Intuitive Eating (See Recording Below)
- December 13 - Sleep Health (See Recording Below)
- January 10 - Jumpstart your Health (See Recording Below)
- February 7 - Let's Talk Heart Health by Ashley Arnal & Leland Brandon/American Heart Association
- February 28 - BONUS CLASS - Mindfulness by Anna Smyth/Davis Behavioral Health
- March 14 - Get Wise with Exercise by GBS
- April 11 - 212 - The Extra Degree by Casey Layton
- May 9 - Mental Health - TBA
- June 13 - Self-Care Summer by Kim Johnson
- SEPTEMBER 2021 - "Start it Up with Small Steps" presented by Belinda Kuck
- OCTOBER 2021 - "Work Hard at Being Happy" presented by Erin West (Aetna)
- NOVEMBER 2021 - "HAES, Healthy At Every Size/Intuitive Eating" presented by Becca Rick (GBS)
- DECEMBER 2021 - "Rise & Shine" Sleep Health
- JANUARY 2022 - "Jumpstart Your Health in January" by Dr. David Cope
- FEBRUARY 2022 - "Let's Talk Heart Health" - by American Heart Association
- BONUS CLASS - "Mindfulness" by Anna Smyth (Davis Behavioral Health)
- MARCH 2022 - "Get Wise with Exercise" by Elise Garrick (GBS)
- APRIL 2022 - "212 - The Extra Degree" by Casey Layton
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Do all employees have the ability to participate in the Davis Moves Wellness Program and use the WellSteps Platform?
At this time, this program is available to currently employed individuals on a DSD health insurance plan.
2. Who will see the results of my PHA?
Your Personal Health Assessment (PHA) is confidential. This information is for you and will never be shared.
3. Will insured employees be penalized if they don't participate?
Participation is OPTIONAL. There is no penalty for choosing not to participate. If an employee chooses not to participate, they will pay the regular monthly insurance premium.
4. How many points do I have to earn to receive the insurance premium discount?
Employees must earn 25 points total before November 30th to be eligible for the insurance premium discount. PLEASE NOTE: Requirements are subject to change. Advance notice will be given.
5. How do I earn points?
Activities and Points can be found under the “Rewards” tab on the WellSteps home page. Some activities only earn points once per year (Annual Physical Exam, PHA, Syncing a device to track steps, Davis Dash & Bash attendance, etc.) While others allow you to earn points month after month (exercise, tracking steps, tracking nutrition, writing in your gratitude journal, etc.) Many activities are on the honor system. We encourage all employees to be honest in the points they earn.
6. Can my Spouse Participate in the Wellness Program with me?
YES! On the Personal Health Assessment (PHA), employees have the option of inviting their spouse to participate with them. Spouses can earn a prize from our Wellness Incentive Store as well as other possible incentives.
7. Am I required to get my Biometric Screening done if I participate in the Wellness Program?
Davis School District will no longer be hosting Biometric Screenings for employees. Instead, we are encouraging employees to make an appointment with their doctor for an annual physical exam.
8. Both myself and my spouse work for the district and are insurance eligible, can we both participate in the Wellness Program?
Yes! Please contact Kim Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can both participate.
9. I am retired from Davis School District. Can I still participate in WellSteps?
Retirees are not eligible to participate in WellSteps.
10. Do I need to notify someone once I earn my required points?
No. We will receive a report from WellSteps that lets us know who earned the required points. If you have any questions on this, email email@example.com or Jbarkdull@dsdmail.net
11. My points are still showing as "pending", when will they be approved?
Points are approved monthly. However, sometimes there is a delay. Rest assured that points will be approved before the deadline as long as the requirements for the activity have been met. (Example: if you have had a preventative exam, you will need to upload proof of your exam. If proof is not uploaded, points will not be approved.)
12. Do I have to have a signed Physician Form as proof of my exam?
A signed Physician Form is just one way you can show proof of your exam but is not mandatory. You could also show proof by uploading a receipt, statement, EOB, reminder text/email, etc.
Words of Wellness is Davis Moves' monthly newsletter. We hope that these newsletters can provide you with insight about how to improve your overall health and wellness. Happy reading!
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