Celebrating King County Health Heroes
On any given day, more than 13,000 King County employees can be found working in hundreds of worksites, ranging from seaside to forest stream, from downtown office to maintenance facility, from patrol car to Metro bus. King County is a place of extraordinary diversity in the types of workplaces where we spend so much of our lives.
Since its inception in 2004, King County's Health Reform Initiative has been based on the idea that empowering employees to play a greater role in their own well-being is the key to making better healthcare choices — choices that ultimately control costs.
Video: King County Health Heroes — Building a Community of Wellness
On June 24, a 3-part video was shown to participants of the King County Health Leadership Forum. Managers were invited to"Meet inspiring employees from worksites throughout the King County government."
Dr. Emily Transue of the Polyclinic explains why health awareness in the workplace is essential for making a long term changes in behavior; meanwhile DOT employees are leading a fitness revolution that is changing attitudes from South Base, to the Director's office
A visit to Brightwater demonstrates the ingenuity of county employees embracing healthy habits in a rapidly changing construction environment; while at the Norm Maleng Regional Justice Center –a Superior Court Judge and Sheriff's Office detective find workplace support for their very different -- and deeply personal -- motivations.
DDES employees get it together on every floor of their busy Renton facility, with the timely help from management.