Wellness News

July Webinar: Skin Cancer Awareness
Join us for this webinar that provides an overview on the types of skin cancer and how to recognize them, as well as measures you can take to prevent the disease. Learn more.

Free Access to Montgomery County Recreation Facilities and Pools
As a permanent* MCPS employee, you have free access to all Montgomery County (MC) recreation facilities, including swimming pools and gymnasiums. You also are eligible for a 20 percent discount on an annual pool pass for your family members. Interested? Learn more and visit the MC Recreation website for general information. You may apply online for the individual Total Rec Pass. The Employee Family Pool Pass Application also is available online. Both passes are valid for one year; you may reapply each year to continue your access to the facilities. 

Wellness Initiatives
The Wellness Initiatives program provides incentives to help you reduce your health insurance costs. Learn more about the program so you can take advantage of the rate reductions.

Online Classes: Join the Email Distribution List
Join Well Aware and take an online health and wellness class. From mindfulness to Zumba, you can join these classes online. Add your name to the distribution list for class updates. Learn more.  

Mindfulness Resources
MCPS has created a series of videos called Mindful Moments. These tools will help you manage anxiety and stress and can be accessed any time. Learn more

Quit for Good Tobacco Cessation Program
MCPS and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up to bring you the Quit for Good tobacco cessation program. The free program is available to MCPS employees and their spouses, whether or not you participate in MCPS employee benefits or with Kaiser. Learn more.

Your Race Your Pace Summer Physical Activity Challenge
Well Aware is challenging you to pick a "race" and spend your summer in training! Learn more.

InStep with Diabetes
MCPS and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up to bring you a three-week online program to better understand diabetes and learn skills for healthy living. Email Well Aware for information on future classes. The live webinar begins May 7, 2020. Learn more. 

Well Aware Wants to Hear From You!
Tell Well Aware about any wellness programs, activities, and/or incentives you would like us to consider in the coming year. Complete our survey to help us provide you with the wellness program you most need and want. 

*Permanent employees do not include substitute teachers, temporary employees, or retirees.

Quit for Good
Fitness Log


Quit for Good
A free eight-week tobacco cessation program

 Discounts and Online Resources
Learn about discounts and online resources from the medical plans

Flights to Fitness
A program to encourage physical activity through stair climbing

Completed Wellness Challenges 
Read about past challenges, including Just 10 and Just 10 More, The Million Mile Challenge, and MCPS on the Move

Employee Assistance Program 
Help identifing and resolving personal concerns

Employee and Retiree Service Center (ERSC)
Information about all employee benefits, pay, leave, and retirement


Upcoming Events


Fitness, Weight Loss, and Nutrition Discounts and Online Tools

MCPS medical and/or dental plan participants have access to various health-related discounts. These discounts are plan specific and can help you and your family reach your health goals.

Click on your medical or dental plan vendor to learn more about the discounts available to you:



Have questions about your employee wellness program? Want to share the efforts you and your coworkers are making toward being active and healthy? Well Aware wants to hear from you!

Contact Well Aware at  wellness@mcpsmd.org or by calling the Employee and Retiree Service Center at 301-517-8100.


Well Aware eNews

The MCPS Well Aware eNews is a monthly e-mailed newsletter bringing you articles on healthy living and information about upcoming wellness events such as educational seminars, screenings, and more.

Find the eNews in your MCPS Outlook e-mail at the beginning of each month, or read issues here.

Read the Well Aware eNews

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American Heart Association Gold Level Fit-Friendly Company(2014, 2015, 2016) 

American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index Bronze Level (2019) 

Alliance for Workplace Excellence Health and Wellness Award (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)  

Healthiest Maryland Businesses Wellness at Work Silver Award (2016, 2018) 

Healthiest Maryland Business Wellness at Work Gold Award (2017, 2019) 

Adventist Healthcare Flu Fighter Award (2019) 

Cigna's 2016 Well Being Award Honorable Mention