Wellness Works

Maricopa County's Wellness Works program supports and encourages a healthy workforce by providing programs and resources to help employees maintain or improve their health.


Employee Benefits and Wellness Division

Wellness Portal

September is Brain Health Month 

Brain Breaks are Back!

Brain Breaks are short mental breaks designed to help you focus and reenergize. Join one or multiple sessions to practice relaxing breathing exercise, gentle stretches, and grounding techniques. Sessions typically last 10-15 minutes. 

Register for a session below: 

Gentle Stretches 
September 13 at 12PM

Letting Go
September 14 at 12PM

Grounding Practice
September 20 at 12PM

Be Present
September 21 at 12PM

Virtual Resilience Series 

Resilience comes from within! Join the Wellness Works team on an interactive journey that will help you build and strengthen your resiliency muscles – no dumbbells required! During this series, you will learn how to define resilience and make positive changes to not just survive life, but to thrive. Register today

Thursdays, September 15 – October 6, 2022
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Each week will have topics that build on each other: 

Week 1 - Resilience and Thriving
Week 2 - The Stress Response 
Week 3 - Positive and Negative Coping Cycles
Week 4 - Effective Coping Strategies 

Working on your Wellness Incentive activities? Register for a Virtual Resilience Series and attend 3 out of the 4 virtual sessions to receive credit for one “Your Choice” Activity.

Flu Shot Clinics 

(Appointments are required)

Get a FREE flu shot at a County worksite in September or October.  

  • You do NOT need to be enrolled in a County-sponsored medical plan.  
  • Schedule your appointment on the Wellness Portal through the ‘Benefits’ tab. 
  • Earn credit for one “Your Choice” activity by receiving your flu shot and reporting it in the Wellness Portal. 
  • Open to employees only.

Health Screenings 

(Appointments are required)

Free health screenings will be offered at various County locations in September and October.  

  • You do NOT need to be enrolled in a County-sponsored medical plan.  
  • Schedule your appointment on the Wellness Portal through the ‘Benefits’ tab. 
  • Earn credit for one “Your Choice” activity by completing your screening. Credit will be automatically awarded in the Wellness Portal in approximately 14 business days. 
  • Open to employees only.

Mobile Onsite Mammography (MOM)

Mammograms can help save lives by detecting breast cancer as early as possible. Click here to view list of events in September at various County locations. Call 480-967-3767 to schedule an appointment. 

ComPsych Webinars

Mental Fitness for Optimal Brain Power

Tuesday, September 27 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MT 

For a long time, the scientific community believed we were born with a certain number of brain cells and neural pathways and that, once damaged, they could not be repaired. 
In reality, our brains are much more flexible. Depending on our lifestyle, we can weaken or destroy connections, or create new, stronger ones. Engaging regularly in certain behaviors and activities, like physical exercise, addressing mental health issues, meditation, and learning a new language or musical instrument, supports new wiring and can make existing pathways stronger. Essentially, we can slow down or somewhat prevent cognitive decline by doing challenging mental exercises to keep our brains fit for optimal power. 

Register here

Walking for Mental Health

Wednesday, September 28 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MT

Walking is a common source of exercise for many people, and it has well-recognized physical health benefits...but did you know there are mental health benefits to walking, too? Anyone who walks for any reason could also be enjoying these benefits. 

This session will look at the benefits of meditative walking and walking in nature. Participants will review ideas for getting started with both types of walks, as well as labyrinth walking. The possible benefits of walking barefoot in grass, known as "grounding," will also be presented. 

Register here

How to Earn Your Wellness Reward Webinar

It’s time to complete your Wellness Incentive activities for this plan year!  Employees who complete healthy activities through the Wellness Portal earn $30 per paycheck as part of the County’s Wellness Incentive Program. Just complete the online Health Check Survey and two "Your Choice" activities in the Wellness Portal by December 31, 2023.  Don’t wait, some activities take months to complete.

Need help? Attend the How to Earn Your Wellness Reward webinar. 

Wellness Portal!

Your Wellness Portal is where you’ll go to elevate your health and wellness and earn your Wellness Reward of $60/month! Register here. Call 866-941-2143 with questions.

The activities required to earn your Wellness Reward include completing a Health Check Survey (health assessment), and two “Your Choice” activities.

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  • LA Fitness memberships at reduced rates for County employees and their familiesWellness Banner
  • Onsite Fitness Centers with free memberships at various County locations
  • Weight Watchers at Work reimbursement for employees who meet program requirements
  • Wellness campaigns offered throughout the year (Bike to Work Day, Fitness Walk, etc.)
  • A  Wellness Incentive ($30.00/pay period) to help employees reduce the cost of their medical premium

Detailed information about these programs can be found on the County’s Intranet, (MyMC) on the Wellness Works page.