Tacoma Wellness

Growing With Better Health

The City of Tacoma is pleased to offer their employees a simple, social and fun wellness program that promotes a healthier lifestyle and rewards participants with lower monthly healthcare plan contributions. This program – developed by a Wellness Committee comprised of members from the City of Tacoma’s management and the Joint Labor Committee – is designed to provide the education, motivation and tools necessary to help employees improve their health and well being. Participation in this voluntary program could save each employee hundreds of dollars on an annual basis. Even better, employees will likely receive the benefits of longer, healthier and happier lives.

Latest News

2018 Flu Shots and Health Fairs

2018 Flu Shots and Health Fairs Even healthy people can get the flu! You MUST complete an insurance form and provide the information on your medical insurance card to get a flu shot. If you are not enrolled in a City Medical Plan but you ARE a City e [read more…]

August 27, 2018

August HealthVine is now available!

Here is the newest edition of our Tacoma Employee Wellness Program Newsletter, HealthVine. In the August HealthVine, you will find information about the following: Take your Compass Health Assessment (and save up to $480 in 2019) Summer Incentive Cam [read more…]

August 14, 2018

June/July HealthVine is now available!

Here is the newest edition of our Tacoma Employee Wellness Program Newsletter, HealthVine. In the June/July HealthVine, you will find information about the following: Win Prizes During the Summer Incentive Campaign Men’s Health and Recommended Scre [read more…]

July 02, 2018

Pinky Swear (Spring) Challenge!

Registration is OPEN! Challenge runs May 21 – June 21 Make a promise to better health. Challenge Start:  May 21, 2018 (Monday) Challenge End:  June 21, 2018 (Thursday) Create or Join a Team: Go to tew.redbrickhealth.com, log in and click “JOIN [read more…]

May 18, 2018

Latest HealthVine is available!

The newest edition of our Tacoma Employee Wellness Program Newsletter, HealthVine. May is Stroke Awareness Month and Bike Month. In the May HealthVine, you will find information about the following:   Five things everyone should know about strok [read more…]

May 07, 2018

New Year, New You Challenge

Join (or create) a team TODAY! https://tew.redbrickhealth.com We are excited to kick off the New Year with a friendly competition.  The New Year, New You Challenge is a is a six-week team-based challenge designed to provide the motivation and suppor [read more…]

January 08, 2018

City of Tacoma Employee Wellness Centers

City of Tacoma Employee Wellness Centers Rules and Guidelines/Release of Liability Form Employee Wellness Center (EWC) @ the Muni Complex Amenities: 80 lockers, 8 showers, 2 changing rooms, and a fitness room that includes 2 online subscriptions to B [read more…]

September 18, 2017

2017 Flu Shots and Health Fairs

2017 Flu Shots and Health Fairs Even healthy people can get the flu! You MUST complete the FLU SHOT FORM and provide the information on your medical insurance card to get a flu shot: This enables the vendor to bill either Kaiser Permanente or Rege [read more…]

September 18, 2017

Employee Wellness Center – TMBN

As part of the Employee Wellness Program, the City of Tacoma has established an Employee Wellness Center in Tacoma Municipal Building North (733 Market St., Basement Level) on a trial basis, to give City employees a safe, convenient place to pursue W [read more…]

March 13, 2017

Utilities People 5K – Spring Runoff!

Run or walk at the Utilities People 5K – the Spring Runoff – on Saturday, April 29, at Chambers Bay. The event includes a family fun, raffle prizes, a commemorative T-shirt and a catered post-race breakfast. The cost is $25 for Utilities People m [read more…]

March 13, 2017

Feb/March 2017 HealthVine Newsletter

Feb/March 2017 February is Heart Health Month Are You Sick? Be Considerate Employee Wellness Center – TMBN Ready, Set, Track Focus on the Small Things Financial Wellness [read more…]

February 17, 2017

2017 Flu Shots & Health Fairs!

2017 Flu Shots and Health Fairs Even healthy people can get the flu! You MUST complete the FLU SHOT FORM and provide the information on your medical insurance card to get a flu shot: This enables the vendor to bill either Kaiser Permanente or Rege [read more…]

September 27, 2016

VOTE: 2016 Heart and Stroke Walk T-Shirt

VOTE TODAY This is your opportunity to vote for the 2016 City of Tacoma Heart Walk T-Shirt Design – and it is extremely easy to do! Please place your vote by 5:00 PM August 31, 2016. Only one vote per person. The City aims to have a great showing o [read more…]

August 24, 2016

UPDATED Gym/Fitness Discounts

UPDATED as of 3/21/16 City of Tacoma Gym/Fitness Facility Discounts We are happy to announce that we have a list of gym/fitness facilities that want to offer a discount to City of Tacoma employees. So far, there are 28 facilities on the list (some ar [read more…]

March 11, 2016

Tacoma Employee Wellness Survey

NOW AVAILABLE! We encourage you to participate in this survey, whether or not you participated in the RedBrick Health program. Your feedback is imperative as we grow and improve our wellness program. We look forward to hearing what type of activities [read more…]

February 01, 2016

Archived HealthVine Newsletters

HealthVine is the newsletter dedicated to the Tacoma Employee Wellness Program, which launched January 1, 2015.  Visit the “HealthVine Newsletters” page for a list of all the newsletters published in 2015. [read more…]

January 05, 2016

2016 Open Enrollment

Please visit the Benefits Website for more information about this once-a-year opportunity. [read more…]

November 06, 2015

Understanding RedBrick Health Journeys

Do you want to save $240 or more in 2016 by earning the Wellness Incentive?   Are you unsure as to whether or not you’ve completed a Journey?   Does it feel like your Journey is dragging on forever?   Are you getting too many reminders from R [read more…]

August 10, 2015

Archived HealthVine Newsletters

HealthVine is the newsletter dedicated to the Tacoma Employee Wellness Program, which launched January 1, 2015.  Visit the “HealthVine Newsletters” page for a list of all the newsletters published in 2015. [read more…]

July 10, 2015

Wellness Champions WANTED!

Do you want to help create excitement around leading a healthy lifestyle? By volunteering to be a Wellness Champion for the Tacoma Employee Wellness Program – Growing With Better Health – you can! Roles and Responsibilities Serve as a liaison bet [read more…]

June 12, 2015

City of Tacoma Employee Spotlights

We want to hear your stories! Please email your Wellness Coordinator, Shannon Carmody, at wellness@cityoftacoma.org if you are interested in sharing your wellness journey.  Your story can help to motivate (and excite) your co-workers, friends and f [read more…]

June 10, 2015

Staying Active

One of the greatest challenges when becoming physically active is staying active. Here are some tips for making physical activity an enjoyable, habitual part of your life. Think short-term AND long-term. If your long-term goal is to walk 1 mile, then [read more…]

April 20, 2015

It’s Not Too Late To Participate!

Although the incentive period for 2015 has come and gone, there is still plenty of time for you to register and start working on the required tasks for the 2016 wellness incentive! How to Register 1.  Go to the RedBrick Health Registration Portal ( [read more…]

April 17, 2015

Choose Your BONUS Award!

If you successfully completed your Health Compass between January 1-31, 2015, not only do you qualify for the 2015 Wellness Incentive, but you also have the opportunity to choose a wellness-related award. There are over 50 different items to choose f [read more…]

March 02, 2015

When to Expect Your Wellness Credit

Your Wellness Credit will be evident on the first paycheck in March 2015. On this paycheck, you will see your March credit ($20/eligible employee), in addition to retroactive credits for January and February. Example:  If you are the only City emplo [read more…]

February 12, 2015

Logo Contest Winner

Thirty-one City of Tacoma employees submitted concepts for the identity for the new Tacoma Employee Wellness Program, and Debbie Bertram (Lead Water Service Worker at Tacoma Water) came up with the award-winning tagline, Growing With Better Health, w [read more…]

December 15, 2014

Wellness Champions Wanted

Do you want to help create excitement around leading a healthy lifestyle? By volunteering to be an ambassador for the Tacoma Employee Wellness Program – Growing With Better Health – you will assist in the implementation and coordination of wellne [read more…]

December 14, 2014

Be SMART When Setting Your Health Goals

It is that time of year when we all start thinking about making changes in our lives to improve our health and happiness. Some of us will try to start exercising, while others may decide to eat healthier, manage finances better, or spend more quality [read more…]

December 11, 2014

Tacoma Employee Wellness Program Launched Jan. 1, 2015

What is the new Tacoma Employee Wellness Program all about? The Tacoma Employee Wellness Program – Growing With Better Health – encourages you to take a broader approach to wellness with RedBrick Health, an independent online wellness platform th [read more…]

December 11, 2014