Worksite Wellness 

In an effort to increase physical activity, encourage healthy eating, improve productivity, and boost a positive culture in our workplaces, the Office of Public Health is implementing a statewide wellness program for all employees. OPH360 will support you in improving your personal health through peer encouragement, educational opportunities and wellness activities.  Wellness activities will focus on healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco cessation and mental health. Be on the lookout for emails from your Wellness Champions for upcoming events and activities. 

Join our Facebook group to stay updated on all things OPH360! Your wellness champion will share what's happening in your area there.  Stay engaged and motivate your coworkers by sharing your healthy habits, recipes and successes. 

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July Ways to Wellness 

Healthy and safe swimming 

Pools, hot tub and water parks are great places to have fun and keep cool in the summer months. Practicing healthy swimming is important to keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy and injury free. Protect yourself and others by following these simple but effective steps:

  • Don’t swim or let children swim when sick with diarrhea
  • Don’t swallow the water
  • Take kids on bathroom breaks every hour
  • Check diapers, and change them in a bathroom or diaper changing area – not poolside – to keep germs away from the pool
  • Shower before you get in the water. Rinsing off for just one minutes helps get rid of any germs that might be on your body
  • Learn swimming skills
  • Wear a life vest if you are not a strong swimmer
  • Don't swim alone

 

Join the Facebook Group to Stay in the Know!  

*The Office of Public Health and the OPH360 Wellness Program does not take the place of medical advice. Individuals should always consult with a physician prior to starting any exercise or diet regimen.

What's For Dinner? Raspberry Frozen Yogurt    

      

Using only 4 ingredients, this healthy, sweet and delicious treat is easy to make and perfect for cooling down on a hot summer day! 

Ingredients (Serves 4-6): 

1 cup plain Greek yogurt |  12 oz. frozen raspberries  |  1/3 cup lemon juice  | 2 tbsp honey  

Directions:

  • Add yogurt, raspberries, lemon juice and honey to a  blender. 
  • Blend until smooth. 
  • Serve immediately or for a more solid consistency place in an air tight container and put in the freezer for 1-2 hours.  Enjoy!

Who's Who?

Know Your Wellness Committee

Our Wellness Committee includes OPH leaders who are committed to moving OPH's health forward.  Check out who's involved below!  

Who's Who 
 

Dr. Bertrand (BJ) Foch - Chair

Region 5 Medical Director
 

Myra Lowe - co chair

Deputy Assistant Secretary

I’m so excited to be a part of our OPH360 wellness initiative committee. Investing in the physical and mental well-being of our employees is so important to me and it’s crucial to achieving a workforce that is both valued and appreciated. 2017 is going to be a great year for OPH employees and it is my hope that everyone will join us in our efforts. 

 

Rebecca Guidroz, RD, LDN - wellness Coordinator

Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
 
 

Vacant  

Region 3 
 
 

Leslie Lewis, RD, LDN 

Obesity Prevention Program Manager
 
 

christopher Harris

Region 1
 
 

Jessica Jolly

Director, Bureau of Regional & Clinical Enterprise System
 
 

Nicole Chreene, RN 

Region 7 Public Health Nurse
 
 

Amy gray, RN

Region 7 Public Health Nurse
 
 

VACANT 

Region  4
 
 

Vacant 

Region 8 
 
 

JEnnifer ryan, RD, LDN

Region 6 Regional Nutritionist 
 
 

Mark Malouse

 

 

Know Your Wellness Champions

A Wellness Champion is a co-worker that volunteered to lead your region or location's wellness activities. Have a question? Contact your Champion and shoot them an email.

Our Wellness Champions include OPH employees who are committed to moving OPH's health forward. Check out who's involved here!  

Click here if you'd like to apply to become a Wellness Champion. 

Moving Well-Ahead

Making small, healthy changes is easy when your community is also committed to health! 

Community Resource GuideFind healthy resources near you! Find resources for different health topics here.

Find WellSpots:  Is your child's school a WellSpot? What about your favorite lunch spot? Find out here!  

Additional Resources