Welcome to the City of Richmond's Wellness Page!
The City of Richmond supports employee wellness by providing educational information on this page.
For Medical, Dental, Vision, and other benefits (i.e., Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Long Term Disability, etc.), see Benefit Information and Forms tab.
Monthly CalPERS Member Wellness Events
(Open to all CalPERS members, Kaiser or Sutter membership not required)
Sutter Employer Program Webinar and Video Library
Personal Best Newsletter
Top Health Newsletter
- Top Health English Newsletter
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- Top Health Recipe Card June 2023 #1
- Top Health Recipe Card June 2023 #2
Top Performance Newsletter
Top Safety Newsletter
Hello City of Richmond Employees,
Welcome to your Health Missions! Every month in our Richmond Employee Newsletter, we will provide you with a Health Mission that includes a brief health lesson and a 10-minute workout schedule. On this page, you will be able to access all of the Health Missions that have been published.
Health Mission 1
Health Mission 2
Health Mission 3
Health Mission 4
Health Mission 5
All CalPERS health plans offer a diabetes prevention program (DPP) at no cost to eligible members.
The CalPERS Diabetes Prevention Program is designed to slow and prevent type 2 diabetes among CalPERS members who have prediabetes - a condition in which a person's blood sugar level is higher than normal, but not yet high enough for the individual to be considered diabetic.
The DPP curriculum promotes realistic lifestyle changes, emphasizing weight loss through exercise, healthy eating, and behavior modification. Sessions are led by trained lifestyle coaches who will empower you to take charge of your health and focus on lasting results.
Program benefits include:
- Improved nutrition
- Increased physical activity
- Motivation to sustain behavior changes
- Peer support
- Stress management
The program lasts one year and consists of 16 sessions over the first six months and at least one session a month for the next six months. You can choose in-person, online, or a combination of both types of sessions.
How to Participate
Step 1: Get tested.
Early diagnosis is important. Prediabetes can often be reversed through lifestyle and diet changes, but if left untreated it may develop into type 2 diabetes. To find out if you may be prediabetic, ask your primary care physician if bloodwork is needed for you.
Step 2: Confirm your eligibility.
To participate in the program, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 25 (23 if Asian)
- Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes
- Have received a blood test result in the prediabetes range in the past year, scored 5 or higher on the prediabetes risk test, or have been previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes (diabetes or high blood sugar when pregnant)
You cannot participate in the program if you:
- Are pregnant
- Have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes
Step 3: Enroll in the program.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, contact your CalPERS health plan to participate in the diabetes prevention program.
To learn more about diabetes prevention and find out if you're at risk of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Diabetes Prevention Program. For additional information on the CalPERS Diabetes Prevention Program, contact your health plan as follows:
Anthem Blue Cross
Sharp Health Plan
Western Health Advantage
The following links are free newsletters, blogs, and/or websites that offer free health and wellness information for the City of Richmond employees. Enjoy!
Find Resources Near You
Financial and Legal Assistance
Savings Center and Perks at Work
Anthem Blue Cross
Mental Health Guide
Health and Wellness
Self Care Apps
Fitness and Exercise Deals
On Demand Videos
Programs for Members
Wellness and Rewards Programs
Get help to set wellness goals and earn rewards for reaching them.
Check into this fitness program designed to help Medicare members stay active in body and mind.
See how this app offers thousands of live and on-demand fitness classes to eligible members.
Lose weight with a personal coach and a program designed just for you.
Get tools and one-on-one support to help you quit smoking or using tobacco.
Mental health and emotional support programs
Learn how to access mental health programs and resources for mental health support.
Learn how eligible members can call for referrals to experts that may be able to help with life situations.
Get confidential alcohol and drug addiction help whenever you need it.
Health support programs
Learn how our clinical support programs offer help with managing ongoing health conditions, like diabetes, heart disease and more.
Learn how to set up a yearly in-home preventive care visit for Medicare and Medicaid members.
Get maternity support resources to help you throughout your pregnancy.
Learn how health care advocates may help members connect with resources and support.