In 1983, the County of Ventura experienced a 71% increase in medical claims. In response, the Board of Supervisors approved a Labor Management Committee recommendation to establish the County’s Wellness Program as part of the solution to help contain escalating health care costs. Since initiated in 1985, the Wellness Program has continued to develop and offer innovative programs to help employees improve their health, and has been repeatedly recognized as one of “California’s Healthiest Employers.” Some of VC-WELL’s awards include the California Fit Business “Gold” Award, C. Everett Koop National Health Award, Health Action Leadership Award, National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award, Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Commendation, National Association for Worksite Health Promotion Business and Industry Award and the Exemplary Public Worksite Health Promotion Program Award by the National Association of Public Worksite Health Promotion, in association with the Council of State Governments.
VC-Well is a well-defined and robust program which is aligned with the County Strategic Plan. In Focus Area #2 of the County’s Strategic Plan, our Board of Supervisors recognize that “a healthy workforce contributes to happy and productive employees that are better able to serve the community.” Strategic Goal 4 of Focus Area #2 requires us to: “Champion and invest in workplace policies, programs, and practices that promote the overall health and well-being of all County employees.”
Rob Davenport Wellness Program Manager
Brandon Bati Wellness Program Coordinator
Silvina Cox Registered Dietitian & Health Coach
Susan J. Speer Registered Dietitian & Health Coach
Irene Castillo Registered Dietitian & Health Coach
Sara Rivera Public Health Chronic Disease Prevention Team
Georgia Nemkov Meditation Instructor
Who is eligible to participate in the County’s free wellness screening/personal wellness profile?
Can my spouse/legal partner participate?
Is there another screening option instead of those provided onsite by the County?
How often can I get a County provided onsite wellness screening?
How do I edit and/or enter my wellness screening results online?
How soon will I get my blood results?
Will my employer (County) have access to my results?
When fasting for my screening, do I continue taking my medicine?
How do I take the online Health Education Courses?
Will I automatically be awarded WELLthy Reward$ points or will I need to inform you that the course is completed?
When will new courses be released, and how often?
I’m unable to sign into my account, help!
How do I sign up to participate in virtual competitions?
Can I track my progress on WELLtrek without a smart device?
Can I use the “activity converter” to count steps toward the Million Step and/or Two Million Step March?
Can I participate in team challenges without being on a team?
Who is eligible for the WELLthy Reward$ cash award program?
Can I track my WELLthy Reward$ points online?
What activities qualify for points toward WELLthy Reward$?
When does the program begin and how long does it last?
The Ventura County Wellness Program (VC-WELL!) provides and encourages workplace policies, programs and practices that promote the overall health and well-being of all County employees. A healthy workforce contributes to happy and productive employees that are better able to serve the community. All Regular County employees and their spouses are eligible to participate in a variety of programs, classes & activities, in addition to having access to a variety of resources to help them thrive and be their healthiest.