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To contribute towards building a healthy, productive workforce and making San Mateo County a great place to work.

Through programs, services, policy development and program planning, Employee Wellness will:

  • Improve employee health and well-being
  • Empower employees with health education and lifestyle skills that enable them to achieve their best possible health
  • Positively affect employee morale and job satisfaction
  • Optimize performance and productivity
  • Provide a valued, tangible employee benefit

These goals are accomplished through a comprehensive package of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention programs and services, and includes consultation to Departments, work units and/or employee groups to meet specific health needs.

Values and Philosophy

The County's commitment to an employee health improvement program is based on recognition that a healthy, productive workforce is critical to achieving the mission of the County.

  • We place the highest value on confidentiality, trust, and respect.
  • We implement effective educational methodologies to increase awareness, and to create and sustain behavior change.
  • We are committed to cost-effective utilization of County resources.
  • We build capacity by collaborating with other County organizations, whenever possible.
  • We are committed to high standards of excellence, quality, ethics and integrity.
  • We are responsive to emerging health concerns, needs, and interests.