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The mayor's WellnessWorks Initiative aims to engage Miami-Dade County employees on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through the educational, wellness and recreational programs and facilities brought to you by County government.

Boost Your Steps to Build Your Beats Steps Challenge

Walking can boost your overall physical and mental health so walk your way to a healthier you by joining the Boost Your Steps to Build Your Beats Steps Challenge

Move more, sit less and achieve your health goals step by step and beat by beat by completing 210,000 steps in four weeks. 

Register on Healthyroads on Feb 5. Challenge runs from Feb. 19 through March 16.

Glow to Thrive

Let’s celebrate and thrive together when Glow to Thrive returns on March 8 at Tropical Park. Register now for only $5 to enjoy family friendly entertainment and activities starting at 6 p.m. 

Glow in the dark with your free t-shirt to complete the run/walk, join the bike parade, and visit merchants and County departments with information, giveaways, prizes and more. Food trucks will be on-site with assorted menu items for sale.

Biometric Screenings

Start the new year by boosting your health with a WellnessWorks Biometric Screening. All AvMed-eligible employees may attend this free screening which includes blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, BMI assessments and a chair massage to earn 25 WellnessWorks points and qualify for a $20 incentive bonus
 
Miami Dade County will be hosting biometric screenings at the following locations:

Wellness Educational Workshop

Enhance your wellness knowledge by attending an in-person or virtual educational workshop. These workshops are designed to educate attendees on strategies to integrate fitness, nutrition, and overall wellness into their daily lives.

This month’s topic is How to Live Heart Healthy?
  • Feb. 27 - Medical Examiner’s Office from noon to 3 p.m. 
  • Feb. 29 - Miami Dade Police Department Headquarters from noon to 3 p.m.

Biggest Winner Challenge 2024

WellnessWorks challenges you to improve your health and fitness in 12 weeks. Choose your challenge: muscle gain or fat loss.

Registration opens on Jan. 8. Challenge runs from Feb. 12 to May 17. To join your department team, email your Department Personnel Representative or Wellness Liaison to be added to your department team. Teams are based on location.

The challenge will include:
  • Online webinars geared toward burning fat and building muscle
  • Each team will be assigned wellness coaches to guide their success
  • Bodimetrix ultrasound is included to track measurements at initial and final assessments
  • Easy access to special events, measurements and incentives 
  • Awards and prizes
For more information, email wellnessworks@miamidade.gov.

The Pursuit of Peace and Purpose Challenge

WellnessWorks invites you to join the Pursuit of Peace and Purpose Challenge.

Escape the fast pace of life stressors and get to know yourself by engaging in mindful activities to improve your emotional, psychological and physical well-being.

Registration opens on Jan. 8 on HealthyRoads. Challenge runs from Jan. 22 through Feb. 17.

Complete at least one Pursuit of Peace and Purpose challenge actions, and log them daily for at least 20 days to earn 100 points to complete the challenge.

Step up and Thrive Face Off Challenge 2023 First Place Team

WellnessWorks would like to congratulate and recognize the first-place team of the Step Up and Thrive Face-Off 2023 Challenge: the *DERMinators of the RER department.  
  
This team’s efforts have given them the opportunity for each member to receive a mega swag bag from WellnessWorks and the overall team award of the championship belt, which they may hold, along with the first-place team title, in their department for one year.  

Congratulations, *DERMinators! 

WellnessWorks Incentive Winners

Congratulations to the annual winners of $500 for completing 75 points in all four quarters of 2022/2023 and all fourth quarter winners of $250 for earning 75 points or more.

To enter for a chance at winning the quarterly or annual prize complete 75 points worth of WellnessWorks events or challenges each quarter (i.e. personal health assessment, biometric screenings, webinars, steps challenges, biggest winner challenge).

WellTalks

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

The Self-Care Webinar Series features various topics that can help improve your health and wellness.
Upcoming Self-Care Webinar Series:
 Access past videos of this series by visiting Wellness on Demand.

Health Coaching

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
To make an appointment, call or email health coaches directly or email at wwcoaching@avmed.org.

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.
Health Coaches:

Achieve your health and fitness goals

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.
To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters or any accommodation to participate in any County-sponsored program or meeting, email takia.burnett@miamidade.gov five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also use the Florida Relay Service by calling 711.

WellnessWorks

Michael Bello
Program Coordinator

Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street,
Miami, FL 33128
305-375-2352