Fight the Flu
Get a flu shot available at CVS and other pharmacy retailers, as well as your doctor's office.
Complete the Flu Shot Attestation Form on HealthyRoads to earn 25 points towards the 75 points required for quarterly $250 raffles. By completing the self-attestation by Nov. 30, you will also have a chance to win one of 50 mystery prizes in a special raffle.
For your convenience, WellnessWorks will host Flu Shot Clinics on the following dates:
Get a jumpstart on improving your health and wellness with the Stride to Thrive for Winter Steps Challenge. WellnessWorks challenges you to take steps to thrive by walking 250,000 steps from Oct. 24 to Nov. 20. Sign up through Healthyroads.com beginning Oct. 18.
- AvMed members visit healthyroads.com
- Log in to your account
- Select Challenges
- Select Stride to Thrive for Winter Steps Challenge
Once logged in, select the My Health tab at the top of the page, followed by Connected.
The last step challenge of the year comes bearing an incentive to get you on your way. Your participation in this step challenge gets you a free FitBit Flex 2.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I THRIVE 5K Family Fun Day
The fifth annual I THRIVE 5K Family Fun Day will be a day of celebration Oct.16 at Zoo Miami, from 7 a.m. to noon. Serious 5K competitors will race at 7 a.m. The fun run with general racers starts at 7:30 a.m. Refreshments will be available at Camel Corner. The Awards Ceremony takes place at 9:30 a.m. on stage and will celebrate the Biggest Winner team and individual winners, 5K age group, and 5K overall winners.
The day's activities also include:
- Yoga and stretch sessions at 7 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
- Rock climbing, an obstacle course plus giveaways and other surprises at the Activity Zone
- A scavenger hunt with a $200 grand prize, sponsored by the Dade County Federal Credit Union
- Miami-Dade's pink fleet of vehicles will be on display for you to check out the tough trucks, buses and emergency vehicles representing the support our organization has for the fight against breast cancer and the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Campaign
Register by Sept. 4. as t-shirt sizing and complete race day packet cannot be guaranteed to participants who register after Sept. 4. No tickets will be available on the day of the event. All participants must register for the event. Participants can attend the event in-person or participate through the virtual option. If circumstances do not permit an in-person event, this event will transition into a virtual event. All participants are recommended to follow CDC guidelines and local requirements.All participants must register for this event. Tickets are $5 and admission includes zoo access between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Learn more and register for I THRIVE 5K Family Fun Day.
Prevention and Protection
Earn 50 points for completing your COVID-19 vaccination attestation on HealthyRoads. Get started and find a COVID-19 vaccination locations.
The Biggest Winner Challenge
The Biggest Winner Challenge is back with a twist from previous challenges. This challenge focuses on fat loss and lean muscle mass gain, which positively impacts you with long-term health benefits. The WellnessWorks team wants you to succeed in your own personal goals over the duration the challenge.
We will be scheduling two full-day visits at all designated site locations in a two-week span at the beginning, middle and end of the challenge. Locations are being determined. The goal of the initial assessments will be to get a baseline for you so you can start the challenge.
The Bodimetrix UltraSound system, a noninvasive easy to use tool that is completed in five to 10 minutes, will be used to assesses your body composition (total fat mass and total lean muscle mass), height and weight measurements. The ultrasound will utilize a standard three to four sites, or one site. Those that choose the three or four site test may come in their work attire and change into athletic attire to access the specific sites:
- Men - chest, abdomen, thigh
- Women - tricep, hip, abdomen and thigh
If participants are unable to change we can complete a one site bicep measurement. The choice depends entirely on your comfort level, and privacy is of the utmost importance.
The challenge will run for 12 weeks. There will be an optional midpoint assessment and a mandatory final week assessment. The midpoint assessment, though not mandatory, is highly recommend as a checkpoint for you or your team to ensure that progress is being made. The midpoint assessment also allows for a re-evaluation of a game plan to guarantee the final six weeks will be a success.
Teams can consist of six to 20 people. There can be as many teams as your department has participants. If your department does not have enough participants to form one team at the location site, you may utilize other participants near your location to join your team. The DPR wellness liaison can assign a team captain if they wish to designate per team. Once you have collected enough employees for your team, send your participant list and team name to your DPR so they can email it to email@example.com.
The challenge is both an individual challenge and team challenge. The individual challenge will be designated by location and Countywide. The team challenge will only be Countywide. The person who wins in each category (fat loss percentage and muscle gain percentage) for each location will win the $250 incentive.The individual who wins Countywide for each category (fat loss percentage and muscle gain percentage) will win a $500 prize (250 location winner, 250 grand prize). The team that wins each category overall Countywide will be crowned the Biggest Winner Team and will receive a team trophy. Each team member will receive a WellnessWorks mega swag bag. All participants will also receive free wellness and nutrition coaching throughout the challenge, incentives at the assessments, and 25 points for completing the challenge that will go toward their 75 points for the quarterly $250 raffle.
The individuals and team members that win will also receive one year of health coaching and body composition testing at no cost and, if they maintain the success or continue to improve from this year to next year, will earn a mystery prize from the WellnessWorks team for their yearlong hard work.
WellTalks are wellness talks provided by our EAP team. Find mental health tips, coping strategies, meditations and short videos dedicated to improving and maintaining your emotional wellness.
Wellness On Demand
WellnessWorks has created Wellness on Demand, a Microsoft Stream Channel for you to access wellness videos on exercise, stretching, meditation and wellness tips.
Self-Care Webinar Series
WellnessWorks is hosting a Self-Care Webinar Series during the week at noon. AvMed health coaches and special guests will be presenting a short 15 to 20 minute webinar on self-care topics. You will even have a chance to ask questions during the Q&A.
Register for the webinars you are interested in and take care of yourself during these trying times. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to join the webinar.
- Tuesday, Oct. 19 - Stop & Fight Flu
- Wednesday, Oct. 20 - Breast Cancer Awareness
- Thursday, Oct. 21 - Foods for Bone and Joint Health
To watch past videos of this series, visit Wellness on Demand.
Let wellness come to you with health coaching. Health coaching is available by telephone or email. Specialties include:
- Stress management
- Weight management
- Nutrition education
- Smoking cessation
- Healthy lifestyle & behavior modification
- Disease prevention/management
- Heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol
- Meal planning
Coaching sessions are private. Our coaches are HIPAA-Certified and ensure that all information remains completely confidential. No personal health information is shared with Miami-Dade County.
- Jalessa McCathen, MPH
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Lara Benezra, MS, ACSM
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
- Jacqueline Lopez, RD, LD/N
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Coaching upon referral
Improve your physical fitness by joining the Active & Fit program. This program is exclusive to AvMed members. To learn more visit AvMed website and select Health and Wellness.