Banner Health Employee Benefits - Wellness  

Arizona Employee Wellness Program

 

ECHO (Employees Choosing Healthy Options)

ECHO (Employees Choosing Healthy Options) is a comprehensive wellness program designed for all Banner Health employees. While on your Journey, ECHO is here to encourage and support you in maintaining a healthier lifestyle. ECHO can help you understand your individual health risks, find resources to minimize your risks and provide information that empowers you to make wise decisions about your personal wellness.

Eligibility and Enrollment

All full-time, part-time, PRN and per diem Banner Health employees are eligible for ECHO employee wellness benefits. No enrollment necessary.

Services:

Costs are associated with some services. Contact ECHO for details.

Note: * Indicates community members, volunteers, contract, registry and temporary employees are eligible for these ECHO employee wellness benefits.


Acupuncture*
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice to restore balance in the body. Common ailments include but are not limited to: pain control, allergies, headaches, depression, fatigue and/or digestion disorders.

View our Acupuncture brochure

See the news section on the employee website for information about the latest offerings at your entity.

    Note: You must be 14 years or older for acupuncture. If you are younger than 18 years of age, you must be accompanied by your parent or guardian.  At this time we do not provide acupuncture for patients who are pregnant.


    Ergonomics
    Evaluations are done to identify challenges and offer solutions to improve workstation comfort. Assessment includes: education on avoiding risks, workstation adjustments if necessary and a written report with recommendations. It is the responsibility of the requesting department to purchase any recommended equipment.

    • Employees email ECHO to schedule an evaluation.


    Exercise Programs*
    Program include group classes, demos and education in various exercise modalities such as:  Zumba, Pilates, yoga and stretch.

    See the news section on the employee website for information about the latest offerings at your entity.


    Mindfulness
    The practice of Mindfulness quiets the mind and brings you into the present. It helps to move you out of the past and keeps you from drifting into the future, while fostering a state of relaxation and stress reduction. Below is a Mindfulness audio presentation featuring Certified Hypnotherapist, Carol-Ann Henritze.

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    Skin Cancer Screenings
    A health care provider performs a baseline risk assessment looking for changes in the skin, moles, or skin lesions that may increase your risk for skin cancer. Screening includes: risk factor identification, physical exam, and prevention and education information. If the provider does find suspicious areas, you will be referred to your physician or dermatologist for further evaluation.

    See the news section on the employee website for information about the latest offerings at your entity.


    Stress Management
    Assistance with stress management is available through our Cigna Lifestyle Management programs.


    Tobacco Cessation*

    • Assistance with tobacco cessation is available through our Cigna Lifestyle Management programs.
    • You may also contact your state tobacco cessation program at 1-800-784-8669 (QUIT-NOW)


    Weight Management Programs


    Wellness Challenges
    Exercise and nutrition challenges encouraging participants to eat healthier, hydrate properly and exercise/stretch more frequently. Programs can be done individually or in a team.

    See the news section on the employee website for information about the latest offerings at your entity.


    Wellness Presentations

    Sessions lasting 20- to 30-minutes geared toward education on a variety of health and wellness topics such as: flu prevention, workstation comfort, exercise, nutrition, diabetes, disease prevention and stress management.

    See the news section on the employee website for information about the latest offerings at your entity.

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