Work together toward wellness – with your family, friends, and community.

Work together toward wellness

Good health is something worth sharing. So, bring your friends, family and co-workers along with you on your wellness journey. Be active together. Shop for groceries and cook healthy meals together.  Encourage each other to seek work-life balance. And if you’d like to, take the extra step to help make healthy changes in your community as well.  Work to get healthier drink choices in public buildings or use social media to help connect people with local health resources and assistance.  Changes like these, however small they may seem, can together help lift up the wellness of a community by making it easier for people to find resources and make healthy choices. 

Take Action

  • Get active together! Kids and teens ages 6 to 17 need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.  Check out the Move Your Way Parent Interactive Graphic to help you identify time in your family’s daily routine for kids to get the recommended 60 minutes of activity.
  • Some cancers develop as a result of genetic factors that occur in families.  Talk to your family about your history of cancer and share with your doctor.  Assess your cancer risk with the Your Disease Risk tool, developed by world-renowned WashU experts!
  • Consult with an expert to plan a healthy pregnancy or discuss effective birth control options. Call 314-362-4211 to schedule an office visit or learn more at Washington University Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Call 1-888-246-7389 to enroll in the UnitedHealthcare Healthy Pregnancy Programor download the FREE app
  • You and your family can access 5 face-to-face or telephonic counseling sessions per person, per issue, per year through Work-Life Solutions (EAP).  This free WashU benefit is available 24/7 with multilingual access to experts on a variety of topics, including confidential counseling, legal and financial consultation, event planning or buying/selling a home. Login online or call 844-365-4587.  Company Web ID: WASHU
  • Formerly known as the Family Resource Center, the Center for Families Resource Library at St. Louis Children’s Hospital is your free resource for learning more about a diagnosis, condition, general health, and wellness. You can request health information, search for books in our online catalog, view a list of resources for parents working from home, and find the new teaching tool “Talking to Your Kids About Racism & Social Unrest”. Nurses and medical librarians are ready to answer questions and help you with research. Call 314-454-2350 with questions. 
  • The Gephardt Institute offers opportunities for faculty and staff to connect with community partners or volunteer in St. Louis and beyond.
  • Join the School of Medicine Research Participant Registry today, and help improve the health care of the future.
  • Does your department have a Wellness Champion? Join our Network of passionate employees who advocate for a workplace culture of wellness!
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