October

It's Not Too Late:

There’s still time to earn your Choose Well points. To earn 100 percent of your 2020 health incentive, you must reach Level 4 by Nov. 15, 2019.Take advantage of these high point-earning opportunities found in the Programs section of your Choose Well account:

  • Q4 Challenge: Fall into Fitness: Registration opens October 4
  • Health Care or Behavioral Health Provider Visit form
  • My Pulse survey
  • On-Demand Learning Series modules
  • Flu Shot

How to check your progress

App: Click on Program Details. You will see your point total and level completion in the circle. Click on Boost Your Score for details on ways to earn your incentive.

Website: Look at the teal progress bar at the top of the main page. It will show the point total and what percentage of your health incentive that you have earned.

Fall into Fitness Quaterly Challenge: Registration opens October 4

In this challenge we will visit some inspiring stories from Providence St. Joseph Health and its partner organizations’ caregivers in six of our locations as they discuss how they have made positive lifestyle changes. We will also explore different aspects of physical activity and think about ways we can incorporate new or different fitness techniques into our lives. Challenge runs October 14 thru October 27.

How to join on app

How to join with the desktop

Monthly Healthy Habit Challenge: Walk and Talk October 20 to October 27

How it works:

1. The Walk and Talk challenge will show up in the Challenge section of your Choose Well account on 10/19.

2. Accept the challenge.

3. Track 5 times out of the 7 days.

4. Earn 500 bonus points.

World Mental Health Day: "40 Seconds of Action" October 10

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide.Join us, on October 10, in “40 seconds of action” to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it.

  • Improve awareness of the significance of suicide as a global public health problem
  • Improve knowledge of what can be done to prevent suicide
  • Reduce the stigma associated with suicide; and let people who are struggling know that they are not alone

Put simply, this is an opportunity to show you care. Everyone can take part in whichever way makes most sense. Your activity may be private, for example, initiating a conversation with someone you are worried about or sharing a message of hope with someone who is struggling; or it may be public.

Fidelity Webinar: Maximize Social Security in Your Retirement October 10

This webinar will help you learn about strategies for claiming your Social Security benefit and how it fits with other income sources to create your retirement paycheck. After the webinar you should be able to:

  • Recognize how to use Social Security for your retirement paycheck
  • Understand important Social Security claiming strategies
  • Take the next step to create your retirement income plan

Register Here

Flu Shots: Prepare for flu season. Get vaccinated.

The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Help protect yourself and those around you, including our patients and your family—get vaccinated against influenza. ​

  • Receive 2,000 points for getting your flu vaccine (or for caregivers, completing a declination with Caregiver Health Services) from August 1, 2019 through November 15, 2019.​

  • Attestation available in the Programs page.

On-Demand Series:

If you miss out on the Challenges or want to take a deeper dive into the content, the On-Demand Series will be made available at the end of each challenge. To get started, go to the Programs tab and look for On-Demand Series.

On-Demand Series 1: LIVE My Life, My Legacy

On-Demand Series 2: LIVE Cultural Cuisine

On-Demand Series 3:LIVE Caring for My Community

On-Demand Series 4: Coming October 21 Fall into Fitness

Key Dates:

Open Enrollment: October 31 through November 15

November 15: End of 2019 program year. Your rewards and incentives will be based off of what level you’ve completed by this date.

November 16: All points earned are set back to 0.

November 16 thru Mid-January: You will earn points through daily point opportunities only; daily cards, healthy habit trackers, step tracking, sleep tracking, etc. No bonus point opportunities will be available during this time.

Mid January: Bonus point activities will be made available.

Click here for the end of year Frequently Asked Questions

Action Items:

  • Join the Fall into Fitness Quarterly Challenge
  • Take "40 seconds of action" on October 10th. Share this video with your team.
  • Join the Walk and Talk Healthy Habit Challenge
  • Register for the Fidelity webinar
  • Get your flu shot
  • Share your story or one of the Life Changer stories at your next team meeting. You can find them at here.