Walk for Lupus Now, a Mad Hatter Walk, Run & Roll 5K Event, Saturday, Oct. 15th, Magnuson Park in Seattle. Visit the website and register to walk or volunteer.
American Heart Association's Heart Walk is Saturday, Oct 15th in downtown Seattle. Visit the website to join one of the King County walking teams (or create a new team).
Prescription drug abuse is a Workplace problem — a free teleconference / webinar on Thurs., Oct. 13, Noon - 12:30 PM. Compliments of Value Options and the Making Life Easier Program.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Celebrating 25 years of Awareness, Education, and Empowerment. See more.
October Lunch & Learns
Panel - Healthy Incentives Program Truth in Numbers Oct. 20th, 12:45-1:45 King Street Center, 8th floor.
Making Life Easier's
Puget Sound Health Alliance Community Checkup Report
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Tell us your success stories
GET A FLU SHOT
Remember the flu? It's no fun.
Every year, thousands of people die from the flu and hundreds of thousands miss work, school and important events because they get sick. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones this season is to get a flu vaccine. Vaccine is provided at no cost to benefits-covered employees. Onsite clinics are coming to county worksites starting Oct 24th. More
MANY OPEN ENROLLMENT CHANGES IN 2012
Regence BlueShield to administer KingCareSM
Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, the medical benefits in the KingCareSM plan will be administered by Regence BlueShield instead of Aetna. Learn more about this change and other benefit changes for 2012. More
BIG REDUCTION IN HEALTH CARE COSTS
Executive announces dramatic health care savings
On September 20, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced that we are able to reduce health care budgets by $23 million in 2011 and $38 million in 2012, and to redirect the savings to preserve services that would otherwise have been cut thanks to lower than expected employee health care costs. More
OWN YOUR HEALTH
Own Your Health by visiting your primary care doctor
You can make sure you get the attention and care you need from a primary care doctor you click with. You can be a star in your primary care doctor’s office. But how you get to that place, how you get your ongoing health needs met, is up to you. You have a key role to play. More
15 Ways to eat healthy while on a budget
You probably think eating healthy is expensive. It certainly can be expensive, but there are tricks to keep it low cost. Here are fifteen ways to eat more healthfully without busting your budget. More
10 EASY ways to add movement to your day
It’s the small things that count. Really, truly, small – even tiny actions make a difference in adding movement to your life. Research shows that small changes like brushing your teeth with a manual tooth brush, squirming in your chair – all add up to a healthier you. More
Reduce stress by raising your emotional intelligence: Five key skills
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a different type of intelligence. It’s about being “heart smart,” not just “book smart.” The evidence shows that emotional intelligence matters just as much as intellectual ability, if not more so, when it comes to happiness and success in life. More
Smoking is scary!
More than 300 county employees and their spouses/partners have enrolled in Free and Clear this year. Over half are already smoke-free. Make October your time to quit. More