March 31, 2015

Mission Statement

"The Healthy Pima Employer Wellness Alliance (HPEWA) is comprised of public and private employers with a shared commitment to improve the health and wellness of our community by providing employers with inspirational workplace wellness resources and a supportive peer network."

About Us

In early 2014, a group of employers with workplaces in Pima County took a stand to help make our local workforce the healthiest in the country. We believe that healthy employees are good for business and the economy, and that by creating a culture of health and wellness in the workplace, employers can help their employees get and stay healthy, improve morale, and increase productivity. If every employer in Pima County took this on, the potential for economic growth, recruitment and retention of talent and improved employee health is endless. We hope you will consider partnering with us!











































Healthy Pima Employer Wellness Alliance Newsletter
In This Issue:
  • You're Invited! Join us April 13 for our First Quarterly Meeting
  • Please Take Our Survey on Employee Wellness
  • Featured Employer: The Tucson Jewish Community Center
  • Physical Activity Challenge Spotlight: The President's Challenge Adult Fitness Test
Join Us! First Quarterly Meeting Monday, April 13

Are you interested in enhancing or expanding your company's wellness efforts? Do you want to have an opportunity to network and share best practices with other area workplace health and wellness professionals? Join us for our first quarterly meeting on Monday, April 13 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road, Tucson, 85718. RSVP by Friday, April 10 to We hope to see you there!

Employer Survey

Please take a moment to complete our Employer Survey on Wellness and Physical Activity! Click the link below:

Featured Pledged Employer: Tucson Jewish Community Center

The Tucson Jewish Community Center (TJCC) is a 110,000 sq. ft. facility built in 1989 and recently renovated in 2015. With more than 4,600 members and families, The J is open to the Tucson community of all faiths. The J offers a robust schedule of events ranging from Arts & Culture to Sports & Wellness to Children & Family. As a Pledged Employer, The J has committed to creating and supporting a healthy workplace for employees.

Susan Frank is the Director of Health and Wellness and a member of the Healthy Pima Employer Wellness Alliance leadership group.

"The J has been hosting the Healthy Pima Employer Wellness Alliance meetings for nearly a year," said Frank. "We are honored to offer our space to the Healthy Pima Employer Wellness Alliance and re happy to host special events as needed, such as the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program (HAWP) training, which we hosted in ­­­­­­October for more than a dozen wellness and HR professionals."

"The J believes health and wellness are extremely important," Frank said. "Therefore, we have started a column in our regular e-blast that highlights a Jewish teaching related to Health and Wellness. 

"In addition, the Jewish Community Center Association of North America (JCCA) offers a nationally run program called Discover Coordinated Approach to Childhood Health (CATCH). The primary focus of CATCH is to be implemented in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program to educate youth and parents on healthy lifestyle choices.  Its mission is to get the families to move more and eat healthier.  You can read more about the program HERE.

Interested in your company being featured as a Pledged Employer? Contact

Challenge Spotlight: The President's Challenge Adult Fitness Test

In each newsletter we will highlight a suggested challenge/activity that employers can share with their employees to support their physical activity and wellness efforts. For our challenge, consider sharing the President's Challenge Adult Fitness Test with your employees.  Participants can choose between aerobic, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition tests. This is a great way for adults to get a sense of their physical fitness! Don't forget to track results so you can share with us your successes in an upcoming survey. 

Special Thanks to the following employers who have pledged to make health and wellness a priority:


City of Tucson

Employers Health Alliance of Arizona

El Rio Community Health Centers

O'Rielly Chevrolet

Pima Community College

Pima County

Tucson Electric Power

Tucson Medical Center

Tucson Jewish Community Center

YMCA of Southern Arizona

Stay tuned for the launch of the new Healthy Pima website, which will have resources, tips and links to support you in your health and wellness efforts! 

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