Washington Wellness, Health Care Authority
Washington Wellness aims to improve the health of state employees, retirees and dependents; improve the productivity of state employees; and positvely impact the medical cost trend of state health plans' enrollees
Washington Wellness s a collaboration between the Governor, Health Care Authority, and Department of Health; and state agency and higher education institutions' senior leadership and wellness coordinators. Program staff reside in the Health Care Authority. Targeted behavior change goals to achieve the aims are: completion of health risk assessments; increased physical activity; improved food selection; increased completion of preventive measures; and reduced tobacco use. These objectives will be accomplished through a systems change methodology which includes engagement and cultural change across several target audiences and the healthcare delivery system.
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