As part of the Tacoma Employee Wellness (TEW) Program, you can earn points towards a financial incentive by watching a TEW sponsored webinar and/or by attending an onsite wellness class.
If you watch a LIVE or recorded webinar/class, you are required to complete a Smart Form for points. You can earn 250 points per webinar up to the maximum of 3,000 points per program year (Oct. 1, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021). You should retain a copy for your personal records.
Please note that only webinars/classes advertised by the TEW Program qualify. You can find a list of upcoming webinars/classes on the Training Calendar or on the Wellness Events Calendar. ICMA-RC financial wellness webinars also qualify for the incentive. You can find the list of upcoming and on-demand webinars here. City-wide emails are also sent advertising these opportunities.
There are also several webinars available for you to watch at your convenience on the First Choice Health (EAP) website. To access these webinars, go to www.FirstChoiceEAP.com and enter in the username: cityoftacoma. Once you are on the site, you will see a tile with “Webinars” inside. By clicking on that link you can explore the upcoming webinars and archived webinars, which cover a plethora of different topics related to our mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
Mental Health and Mindfulness Resources Video
This webinar presents information from our various health and welfare vendors regarding mental health and mindfulness resources.
Virgin Pulse Quick Overview
This webinar walks through the various components of our robust wellness program through Virgin Pulse.
Virgin Pulse Rewards and Local 6
This webinar focuses on the different rewards structure for Local 6 employees. They are still encouraged to watch the “Virgin Pulse Quick Overview” webinar.
Food and Mood
Discover the latest science on the connection between the food we eat and our moods.
Get the science on weight loss and review common fad diets while learning how to get factual answers on various eating patterns.
Set yourself up with a strong immune system! Learn strategies about what to eat and drink to strengthen your resistance to illness.
Fight with Food: How Cancer and Nutrition are Linked
Christy Goff, Registered Dietician, reviews the research around how nutrition and lifestyle choices can protect us from certain cancers.
Virgin Pulse Wellbeing Platform Training 4
This webinar reviews how to personalize your profile and settings, and utilize the support page and chat function.
Virgin Pulse Wellbeing Platform Training 3
This webinar reviews the new challenge options (individual and teams), how to add friends and create groups and shout outs.
Virgin Pulse Wellbeing Platform Training 2
This webinar reviews Journeys, the programs/benefits page, and how to connect a device.
Virgin Pulse Wellbeing Platform Training 1
This webinar reviews how to register and some Virgin Pulse activities, including health check, cards, healthy habits (Track), setting interests, and ways to earn/rewards.
Plant Forward Nutrition
Learn what a plant-based diet is and how to incorporate these simple principles into your lifestyle.
Maintaining psychological wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic
Please join us for this webinar on maintaining psychological wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will focus on offering and equipping attendees with helpful tools and insights on different ways of maintaining psychological health during these stressful times. The speaker Simon Katumu is a family practice nurse practitioner at Pacific Medical Centers in Puyallup, WA.
Chair Yoga for instilling calm
It’s never too early to start keeping your bones in tip-top shape!
Staying Active at Work
Get motivated to increase your movement at work/home by learning stretches you can do at your desk or between tasks to stay strong in your busy life!
Nutrition for the Immune System
This 30 minute webinar focuses on how to boost your immune system with nutrition and other lifestyle factors.
Learn about common brain diseases like dementia, Alzheimer’s and how food can play a role in prevention/treatment.
Diet Days are Over
Get the science on weight loss and review helpful hints for researching various diet plans.
Healthy Holiday Hacks
Learn to eat healthier this holiday season with tips and tricks for managing the work treat temptations and family or friend gatherings. We will also touch on some helpful ingredient substitutions when cooking traditional meals.
Not all Fats are Created Equal
What is the difference between saturated vs unsaturated fats? Get the real deal in this 30 minute webinar and learn how to enjoy fats in a healthy way.
Food for Thought
This webinar teaches you how to eat more mindfully. This awareness can create a healthier relationship with food.
Stressed Out Class 2
The second class of the series takes a deeper look at stress, nutrition, exercise, and meditation.
Slash the Cravings
In this 30 minute webinar, gain tips on how to manage food cravings by taking a deeper dive into our evolutionary bodies. We will touch on what foods are typically craved, how to balance your cravings by the food and food environment we are in and review tips on how to make healthy food more flavorful! Here is the PowerPoint and a a handout about the science behind cravings.
Stressed Out Class 1
This three-class series is designed to help you cope with stress effectively. The first class of the series provides an overview of stress physiology and general recommendations on stress. Here are some handouts from the class: stress handout, mindful coloring page, stress and culture article, webinar slides.
2020 Wellness Incentive Requirements
There are now even more ways for you to earn the incentive! This presentation walks through the new wellness program requirements and offers a brief refresher on Track and the the monthly health insurance premium reduction.
Be Heart Smart
In this webinar, learn how to use food and lifestyle factors to lower your risk for heart disease. Topics will include treatments for lowering blood pressure and reducing cholesterol.
In this webinar, a registered dietitian will guide you through how to make successful behavior changes.
In this webinar, a registered dietician will guide you through the real deal on carbohydrates and how to enjoy them in a healthy way, especially with the holidays.
Meal Planning Reset
In this webinar, a registered dietitian will guide you through some basic steps to successful meal planning. You will learn various tools and tips while leaving with a few easy yet inspirational recipes. Fall is a great time to start saving money, time and food waste!
Supercharge your Digestion
In this webinar, a registered dietician will guide you through the basics of proper digestion as well as how to manage your own. If you’re worried about your digestion or just want to learn about your microflora, nutrient absorption and get some great recipe ideas, watch this webinar!
Using Food to Reduce Inflammation
Learn facts and nutrition strategies to manage chronic pain and what the research says about how foods can reduce your body’s chronic inflammation to protect against heart disease, diabetes and manage arthritis symptoms.