Health & Wellness Program
Personal Health Assessments are being scheduled between July 10th through October 20th.
Through the Wellness Program, employees have the opportunity to learn more about their health. You'll receive a Personal Health Assessment (PHA) that will provide a snapshot of your overall health taking into account over 50 physical factors. Using this snapshot, you can create a plan to improve your health and reduce your risk of developing heart disease and other conditions.
Complete the following forms and send a copy to Human Resources, unless stated otherwise.
Healthy Workforce Initiatives
Walking Fitness Program
A Walking Fitness Program has been designed for the well-being and good health of CCG employees. There are 8 different walking routes convenient for all employees who work in the Uptown area. Employees are encouraged to walk at least once a day or up to 5 times a week.
Employees can walk these trails anytime including before work, during lunch and after work. Employees have an opportunity to take in the beautiful scenery of Uptown while getting fit. For employees who do not work in the Uptown Area, you are encouraged to develop a walking trail that will work for you; area parks are ideal. As you walk these trails, employees are encouraged to track each mile walked. Set a goal for the number of miles you wish to walk and set new goals once the old goal has been achieved. Put on our walking shoes and get ready to walk for your health and have fun doing it. Please find below the 8 trails and decide which direction you want to start walking FOR YOUR HEALTH. HAPPY TRAILING!
Uptown Walking Trails
Annual Flu Shots
Free flu shots are offered to City employees. The flu shots are scheduled to be given at various government buildings during the beginning of flu season (October/November).
Should I get a flu shot?
Blood Pressure Monitor and Weight Scale Locations
Nearly 1 in 3 American adults have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is especially dangerous because it often gives no warning signs or symptoms. Fortunately, you can find out if you have high blood pressure by having your blood pressure checked regularly. If it is high, you can take steps to lower it. Just as important, if your blood pressure is normal, you can learn how to keep it from becoming high.
Blood pressure monitors, weight scales and BMI charts are stationed in the following areas for you to check your pressure and weight regularly:
- The Learning Center (2nd Floor East Wing)
- Affirmative Action (1st Floor West Wing)
- Mailroom (Tower Ground Floor)
- 2nd Floor Break Room (Annex)
- Cooperative Extension (Annex) weight scale only
- Property & Evidence Department (Police Department)
- Conference Room (Civic Center)
- Break Room (METRA)
- Break Room (Muscogee County Prison)
- Fleet Yard (Public Works)
- Fox Senior Center
- Frank Chester Senior Center
- Gallops Senior Center
- First Aid Room (Trade Center Ground Floor)
Tobacco Cessation Program
The Columbus Consolidated Government is offering employees who use tobacco products the option to participate in and complete a tobacco cessation program. Employees can select one of two available cessation program options, 1) Georgia Department of Health's Tobacco Quit Line Program and Alabama Department of Health's Tobacco Quit Line Program (must select state of residence) or 2) American Cancer Society FreshStart Program.
For details on how to register for a tobacco cessation program, read our Tobacco Cessation Manual.
Diabetes means your blood sugar (glucose) is too high. Diabetes is a serious disease. It can cause heart attack or stroke, blindness, kidney failure, or loss of feet or legs. But diabetes can be controlled. You can reduce or avoid these health problems. Take the first step. Find out if you are at high risk.
Get Your Diabetes Score
Substance Abuse and the Workplace
The Columbus Consolidated Government is committed to providing a safe, healthy and drug-free working environment and wants to take this opportunity to remind employees about the importance of working drug free for their safety and that of their co-workers.
Key to preventing these problems is for all employees to understand that there is help for those struggling with alcohol and drug problems. If you or a co-worker is struggling to work drug free, help is available. The City's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides free, confidential, short-term counseling and referral services as a benefit to employees. Their professionally trained counselors can be reached at 706-649-6500. For information about other local resources, you may call 211 for help and assistance.
Other resources of help for employees with substance abuse problems:
The purpose of the CCG Wellness Committee is to be champions of wellness to all city employees, to ensure that wellness programs are responsive to employee needs, to assist with the implementation of a Wellness Action Plan, and to keep management and employees informed of wellness matters.
Vision Statement: To support a healthy lifestyle for all employees.
Goal: To increase employee awareness of the value of staying healthy and decrease rising health care costs due to injuries and illnesses.