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Passport to Wellness is a free four-week program to raise awareness about making healthy choices. The Passport to Wellness uses a self-tracking system of "95210" which represent daily health goals: adequate sleep, fruit and vegetable consumption, limiting screen time, daily physical activity, and limiting sugary beverage consumption and tobacco use. Points are awarded when individuals reach daily goals and can earn extra points by attending worksite wellness events, attending a farmer´s market, preventative efforts and bonus opportunities.

If you would like to implement the Passport to Wellness worksite program at your business or organization or for questions or comments, please contact our health education team at (239) 252- 8220.

Link to passport (PDF)
Link to passport (WORD)

Resources for Passport to Wellness 

Contact Information

Please note: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public record request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Jennifer Gomez
Director of Community Health Promotion & PIO
Telephone: 239.252.8220
E-Mail: Jennifer Gomez

Health Tips 

Great way to provide encouragement for employees throughout their journey to a healthier life is to provide daily or weekly health tips! Various health tips include stress management, nutrition and healthy eating, physical activity and more!

Healthy Eating:

Nutrition:

Physical Activity:

Stress Management:

Best Practices and Success Stories 

"Excellent program. It has motivated me to consume more produce and less processed food. I've lost some weight, have more energy and feel more alert"

"I became more aware of healthy behaviors and the need to actively participate in my own health and well-being"

"I LOVED the program! I always thought that I was a healthy eater, but boy was I wrong. The program really helped me focus on eating better and getting my fruits and veggies in. As a person who has always struggled with weight and tried many diets and programs, I found this to be the most user friendly - not writing down EVERYTHING you ate, trying to make "points" work, etc. This truly is a lifestyle-based program. But as a bonus - I even lost 7 pounds!

  • 43% of employees ranked the Passport to Wellness program as EXCELLENT; 46% said the program was GOOD; 11% rated the program as OKAY; and 0% said the program was BAD or Very Bad.
  • 87% of Florida Department of Health in Collier County employees said that the Passport to Wellness Program increased awareness about their daily-health behaviors.
  • 76% of employees agreed that this worksite wellness program improved daily health-related behaviors.
  • After completing the 4 week Passport to Wellness Program, 52% of employees felt that they were at a healthy weight.
  • Upon completion of the program, 43% of employees said they currently exercise 3-4 days a week and 26% said they exercised 5 or more days a week.
  • When asked if they would participate in the Passport to Wellness Program again, 87% of employees said they would!

Resources


Why? 

According to the Public Health Institute, "A healthier workforce brings higher productivity, fewer work days missed and lower health insurance costs" (2014). Physical activity and healthy eating have been proven to boost energy levels throughout the day and increase the release of endorphins which improves moods and controls mood swings.

Places to Play 

Find research studies and articles here to enhance your understanding of health in the built environment. The correlation between public health and the built environment is an emerging area of study, evidenced in fact that it is the focus of two of the five current American Planning Association national research projects: planning for food access and planning for public health.

Tobacco Cessation 

In an effort to collaborate with our community and agency partners, the DOH-Collier Tobacco Control Program offers the following free services to management and employers. These services contribute to supporting local efforts to make tobacco less desirable, acceptable, and accessible with the intention of helping your employees quit.

  • Employee Health & Wellness Fairs
  • Employee Worksite Wellness Campaigns
  • Lunch & Learn Presentations
  • Tobacco-Free Campus Implementation
  • Tobacco Cessation Resources & Materials
  • Tobacco-Free Campus Signage
  • Recommendations on Tobacco Cessation Insurance Benefits
  • Employee E-mail Blasts
  • Free On-Site Tobacco Cessation Classes

Smoking Cost Calculator: http://www.tobaccofreeflorida.com/Contents-6/Cost-Calculator/

To get more information about the Tobacco Control Program, contact us at 239-252-2672

Start Passport to Wellness TODAY! 

If you would like to implement the Passport to Wellness worksite program at your business or organization or for questions or comments, please contact our health education team at (239) 252- 8220.