The Health Promotion Partnership is Monterey County's Employee Wellness Program. In 1985, Monterey County, through the leadership of the Board of Supervisors, established a partnership between management, unions, and employees to address the problems of employee health and safety. This partnership resulted in the adoption of this countywide program for the 4,500-employee workforce. The program exists as a resource for employee health and safety through a continued partnership between Monterey County management, the unions, and the employees. The Monterey County Health Department was chosen, because of their expertise in implementing risk reduction programs, to develop and coordinate the Health Promotion Partnership.
To encourage participation, the Board of Supervisors and management approved 12 hours of release time each fiscal year for employees to attend Employee Wellness sponsored programs and activities. Participation is voluntary and is offered as an employee benefit.
Basic Wellness: Workshops, campaigns, and interventions are constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of Monterey County employees. The Health Promotion Partnership currently provides education focusing on increasing physical activity and fitness, promoting good nutrition, strategies to management stress, improving communication skills, and on effective self-care strategies.
Demand Management: Voluntary health risk assessment program that provides each participant with their own customized health report and specific strategies to improve their current health practices and behaviors. For those participants with chronic health issues, confidential and targeted education is provided to help each employee better manage their specific chronic medical condition.
Gym Discounts: For a list of fitness center and gym discounts available to Monterey County employees, click HERE.
Guide to Physical Activity Opportunities in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties: For a list of ways to be physically active in your community, click HERE
Support for Working Mothers: