A Message from Our Leaders

At Kaiser Permanente we are dedicated to being the best place to work in health care. An important component of this aspiration is having employees who feel supported and inspired to lead a healthy life. We ask you to invest in your own wellness and we are committed to helping you do just that.

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Picture of Health

Take a tour throughout Mid-Atlantic’s many events and activities in a photo gallery that captures all the fun things your colleagues are doing.

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In the Spotlight

Highlighting Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to employee wellness by showcasing awards, personal stories, and new resources.

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October LWBW Calendar

We have a whole calendar of events planned to help you find your wellness this month, including thrive breaks, virtual workout classes, and other fun promotions. Click here for the calendar.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow out of control in one or both breasts. They can invade nearby tissues and form a mass, called a malignant tumor. The cancer cells can spread (metastasize) to the lymph nodes and other parts of the body. Breast cancer can occur at any age, though it is most common in women older than 50.

Click here to get an overview of Breast Cancer.

Medical experts don’t recommend regular breast self-examinations. Studies show that self-exams don’t save women’s lives and that they can lead to unneeded tests, such as biopsies. But some experts believe that women should know how their breasts look and feel (breast self-awareness) so any breast changes can be reported to a doctor.

Click here for how to perform a Breast Self-Examination.

For male breast cancer, click here.

ESPYR

ESPYR will begin providing free and confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services for all employees and their dependent family members. ESPYR offers assessment, counseling and referral services for a wide range of issues. Their professionals will help you to identify and clarify your concerns, explore options and develop a plan of action to create solutions that work for you.

To learn more click here.

You can now starting tracking for Walktober Challenge

During the month of October, move more with this energizing program. Walking not your thing? No problem! Any activity counts—you can sync a wearable device, or use the step converter to track your progress. Attached is the flyer and steps on how to register for the program. Click here to view steps on how to register.

Participate as an individual or as part of a team, gain access to useful resources and tips, set goals and more!

Sign up today at kp.org/gokp. Last day to register is Oct. 11.

P.S. After you register, download the Walktober app directly to your mobile device for easy access on-the-go. Click here to view flyer.

Depression Awareness

Millions of Americans live with a mental health condition, including depression, fear, lack of knowledge, and stigma which may be keeping them from seeking support or treatment. In honor of October’s mental health observances, visit EAP’s Depression Awareness webpage to learn more about depression so that you can support yourself or someone else:

Active & Fit Direct

The Active & Fit Direct™ program is designed to help you achieve better health through regular exercise without breaking the bank. The program allows you to choose from 10,000+ participating fitness centers and YMCAs nationwide for $25 a month (plus a $25 enrollment fee and applicable taxes). No Long-term contracts!

To learn more click here.