Through numerous programs, King County supports the efforts of employees to maintain or improve their health. Many of these programs are at work and contribute to a workplace that is supportive of employee health.
In support of employees’ efforts to improve or maintain their health, King County maintains some employee Activity Centers. These centers are modest and are for employees to use on their own time, at their own risk. For more information on locations and equipment go to Activity Centers
Flu Shot Program
The flu is highly contagious and can be deadly. The flu can make healthy individuals seriously ill and threaten the life of those who are weakened by disease or immunosuppressed. Every year the county makes it free and convenient for employees to get flu shots by operating on-site clinics at worksites around the county. For more information go to: Flu Shot Program
Goat Hill Giving Garden
Six raised beds and 10 round planters in downtown Seattle are tended by King County employees on their own time. The garden serves as a demonstration site for employees interested in learning more about urban agriculture with educational classes held regularly onsite. Produce harvested is donated to the Pike Market Senior Center. Goat Hill Giving Garden.
Gym Discount Program
The King County Gym Discount Program provides discounted gym memberships for employees, retirees, and dependents to support their efforts to move more every day. Twenty-three fitness organizations now offer employees an average 20 percent discount at over 100 locations throughout the Puget Sound region. For more on discounts and locations see Gym Discount Program
Live Well Challenge
The Live Well Challenge is an annual team-based health challenge that is open to all employees and spartners who are covered by King County medical benefits. The Live Well Challenge is now part of the Healthy IncentivesSM program and participation will qualify as your individual action plan. For participation details go to Live Well Challenge
Onsite Physical Activity Classes
King County has created guidelines for employees who want to participate in physical activity classes at the workplace. Employees may volunteer to lead classes, or groups of employees may organize to self-pay an instructor to come onsite. Guidelines are available online or by calling 206-205-5017. All participants must sign a waiver.
Weight Watchers at Work®
One of the most effective weight management programs in the country is made convenient for employees by offering one-house weekly meetings at King County worksites. According to the Partnership for Healthy Weight Management, a weight loss of five to 10 percent can measurably improve health outcomes. For fees, locations and testimonials see Weight Watchers at Work