Wellness Logo - Hamilton County Workplace Wellness: Empower a Healthy You

The Board of County Commissioners recognizes the benefits of workplace wellness programs that support employee health and wellness; they have been shown to increase productivity, reduce absenteeism and on-the-job injuries, and improve the morale and quality of life for employees. Workplace wellness programs can also play an important role in containing healthcare costs for both the employee and the County.

The Purpose of Hamilton County's Workplace Wellness Program is:

  1. To empower employees to attain their best possible health.
  2. To aide in reducing preventable healthcare costs for both the employees and the County.
  3. Provide a supportive work environment that promotes the health and well-being of its employees.
  4. Commit resources to foster awareness about personal health and to build a supportive workplace environment that encourages and motivates employees to make the healthy choice and take healthy actions.
  5. To be a role model for other employers within Hamilton County.


For more information, please contact:

Kelly Bowen
Wellness Coordinator II
Office: 513-977-2124
Email: hamiltoncounty@trihealth.com  


Smoking Cessation Program

No Smoking Logo

Given the new restrictions on smoking, many smokers are trying to break the habit and lead healthier lives. To assist you in your efforts, Hamilton County is teaming up with local hospitals that offer smoking cessation classes, support groups, and various options and resources that may help you stop smoking. Good luck and good health!

Reminder to all Health Care Spending Account Participants...

If you are a participant in the County's Health Care Spending Account Program, you may submit your out-of-pocket medical expenses for patches or medication used for these programs to reimburse yourself. For your convenience, a link to a Chard-Snyder claim form   is here for your use.

 

Smoking Cessation Programs

UC Health/UC Cancer Institute Smoking Cessation Help 584-QUIT (584-7848)

In partnership with UC Health, the UC Cancer Institute offers a free pharmacist-assisted smoking cessation clinic

  • Free 12-week program with one-on-one coaching and access to smoking cessation medications
  • Appointments available on Mondays and Thursdays at the Barrett Center, 234 Goodman Street
Mercy Health Smoking Cessation Program (513) 624-1090

Smokers and their families may register for a free series of four (4) smoking cessation education classes

  • follows the American Cancer Society’s Freshstart program
  • class size is limited to 15 for comfortable group interaction and discussion
Targeting Tobacco: The Christ Hospital  513-263-8699
  • A tobacco cessation wellness coaching program customized to target the triggers that send you back to tobacco use
  • Emphasizes use of nicotine replacement or pharmacological treatment with the use of a support group
Ohio Tobacco Quit Line: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)

Toll-free quit line has trained counselors available to discuss quitting challenges, answer questions and send information.

  • Monday-Thursday:
    9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday:
    10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
American Lung Association: Free Programs
  • Freedom from Smoking On-line is a behavioral support program. Register at www.lungusa.org  . Click on the FFS On-line Program link in the Quit Smoking Section.
  • Tobacco Quitline is available Monday through Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at
    1-866-QUIT-YES (784-8937).

 

Resources and Community Support Group Information

Alliance Institute for Integrative Medicine (513) 791-5521
American Cancer Society (888) 227-6446
American Heart Association (513) 281-4048
American Lung Association (513) 751-3650
Children's Hospital Medical Center (513) 636-STOP (7867)
Fort Hamilton Hospital Center for Health and Wellness (513) 846-9355
GlaxoSmithKline Way 2 Quit (877) NO-ASHES (877-662-7437)
Great Start Quit Line (for pregnant women) (866) 66-START (866-667-8278)
Hamilton County Tobacco-Free Partnership (513) 946-7812
Kroger Pharmacies (513) 681-7455
Ohio's Tobacco Quit Line 1-800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669)

 

Other Links

American Cancer Society www.cancer.org  
American Heart Association www.heart.org  
American Lung Association www.lungusa.org  

www.ffsonline.org  
 (free cessation program)


Kentucky Cancer Program www.kcp.uky.edu/community/tobacco/  
National Cancer Institute Live Chat & Web www.smokefree.gov  
Northern Kentucky Health Department www.nkyhealth.org  
Quit Net www.quitnet.com