Wellness Resources & Tips

WellPATH believes in providing resources that will enhance your quality of life and bring you the latest health and wellness information.   These resources are for you to research at your own discretion.  The Joint Health Management Board of Fresno Unified School District does not favor or endorse any of the listed resources.


Quarterly Health Themes

Each quarter, WellPATH will highlight different health and wellness topics such as stress management, women’s health, men’s health, etc.   Click on the quarterly focus below to find additional resources, information and steps you can take to improve your health each month.



October-December 2012: Men’s & Women’s Health

During the months of October through December, WellPATH will focus programs, services, and communication on Men’s and Women’s Health. This quarter’s educational programs will emphasize preventive health, self-care and early detection of disease.

October 2012:  Cancer Awareness

  • Learn more about how to “Reduce Your Risk for Breast Cancer” by reviewing the October 2012 Health Spotlight provided by WellPATH. In this spotlight, we provide information that helps you understand your breast cancer risk, proactive tips to reduce your risk, and types of breast cancer screenings. Visit the Health Spotlight page for more information.
  • Get answers to some of the basic questions about cancer, such as what it is, what some of the common signs and symptoms are, and how many people it affects.  Visit the American Cancer Society to learn more.
  • For some types of cancer, research shows that using certain screening tests regularly will reduce deaths from that cancer.  Learn more about cancer screening and the types of tests used to find cancer at the National Cancer Institute.
  • The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship offers free resources on various issues for people living with, through, and beyond cancer. All of the resources can be useful to the person diagnosed with cancer as well as their family members, friends and caregivers.

November 2012: Diabetes

  • Diabetes mellitus, or simply, diabetes, is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from the body’s inability to produce and/or use insulin.  Not sure what that means?  This is the place to find out – American Diabetes Association.
  • Diabetes can affect any part of your body. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, the good news is that you can prevent most of these problems by keeping your blood glucose (blood sugar) under control, eating healthy, being physically active, working with your health care provider to keep your blood pressure and cholesterol under control, and getting necessary screening tests.  Click here to learn more about what you can do to stay healthy with diabetes.

December 2012: Stress Management

  • Employee Assistance Program:  Did you know that your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you resolve personal issues before they become more serious and difficult to manage?   The EAP is a confidential service and provides access to resources that can help you address virtually any personal concern or question.  Call 800-834-3773 to discuss your question or issue with an experienced counselor who will refer you to the resources most appropriate for your needs, or visit http://www.claremonteap.com/pages/employee.html
  • Feeling stressed? There are many ways you can relax. Deep breathing, muscle relaxation, and the relaxation response are simple and good for your health. Try these relaxation exercises and start feeling the stress melt away.
  • Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the ever increasing demands of life.  Learn why you feel stress and how to fight it.  The Mayo Clinic has a range of stress management techniques and resources available on its website.

 




January-March 2013: Heart Health

WellPATH programs during the months of January through March will emphasize the management of health risk factors that contribute to heart disease.  Sub focuses may include such things as: hypertension/high blood pressure, high cholesterol, weight, nutrition, and fitness.  WellPATH will also offer an annual Health Risk Assessment and promote preventive health screenings.


April-June 2013: Men’s & Women’s Health

During the months of April through June, WellPATH will offer educational programs and services that focus on Work/Life Balance.  Employees will be provided opportunities to learn more about the Employee Assistance Program through wellness seminars and new communication materials.  Educational and lifestyle programs will target men’s and women’s health, stress management, mental health, financial wellness, time management and other relevant topics.


July-September 2013: Safety and Wellness

WellPATH will implement an initiative focused on maximizing the health and safety of employees during the summer months of July through September.  This quarter’s programs and services will focus on enhancing the overall health and well-being of employees while decreasing the likelihood of injuries and illnesses.  Sub focuses may include such things as: sun safety and skin cancer prevention, water safety, fire safety, workplace safety, vehicle and seatbelt safety, food safety, immunizations against preventable infectious diseases, and emergency preparedness planning.

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