Welcome to the Prince George County Wellness Homepage

MISSION 
Recognizing that employees perform their best when they are healthy and that optimal employee performance is necessary for the government to provide the best services possible to citizens, the health promotion program aims to improve employee health and well-being. The mission of the Prince George County Wellness Program is to enhance organizational health by fostering interest and encouraging employees to initiate or expand healthier lifestyles, provide diverse wellness programs to meet a wide range of personal health needs, recognize employees for participating in healthier lifestyles activities, decrease absenteeism due to illness and stress, and develop a positive culture that is focused on celebrating and improving the quality of life for all employees.


PROGRAM RATIONALE 
The wellness program encourages all staff to pursue a healthy lifestyle. It is designed to promote the physical, social, emotional, and mental health of county employees, thus promoting better overall health, improved morale, and a greater personal commitment to the County’s business of providing services to citizens. Aside from saving on health care costs, a wellness program could be seen as a way to spur recruitment, improve daily attendance and staff morale, earn the loyalty of workers, and promote employees' general health and well-being. 

GOALS & OBJECTIVES 
To provide integrated programs and resources that promote quality of life and foster a culture of health and wellness. 
Taking responsibility for one's health and well-being is an essential part of provident living and is vital to one's ability to contribute to the work and mission of the County. The Wellness Program promotes positive change in six areas of health and wellness: 

  • Physical: Implementing positive lifestyle habits and physical activity. 
  • Social: Maintaining and building healthy relationships. 
  • Spiritual: Integrating gospel principles into personal behavior. 
  • Emotional: Recognizing and managing feelings. 
  • Financial: Developing a value-based approach to personal money management. 
  • Intellectual: Acquiring new knowledge through stimulating mental activities.

The Wellness Committee has put together a Brochure to capture the events that are sponsored throughout the year. Please remember to periodically check the Wellness Portal for updates on events and activities. For more information on the Wellness Committee, please see your office representative.