EHP FYI

Newsletter from Employee Health Promotions

April 2018

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Employees Enjoyed the April Active Event: Pallet Workshop

Employee Health Promotions was pleased to host an opportunity for employees to gather and create a personalized art project in April at DMMS and PWMS. Over 100 employees participated in this first ever event and as the pictures show, our staff know how to dig in and make something great!

MAPS Shake It Up!

Not only will May bring flowers, but it will also bring the next District-wide opportunity to participate in coordinated events for wellness and activity. The MAPS Shake It Up is back and you can be a part if it! Here's How:

#1. Click on the calendar linked below

#2. Read through the events we have have planned.

#3 Select your events, note their time/location and download the coupons (if necessary).

IT IS THAT SIMPLE! Three full weeks of activities planned just for you.


Your Employee Health Promotions Site Representative will be logging participation, with a goal of increasing your movement this month. SO LET'S GET SHAKING!

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poster outlining VITAL Work Life employee resource for call in coaching

VITAL WorkLife EAP Includes Unlimited Phone Consultations Anytime, Day or Night.

Call VITAL WorkLife at 800.383.1908 and ask to be transferred to a professional for immediate counseling by phone. Their staff will connect you with a master's level counselor for in-the-moment support.


People call to discuss many types of concerns like decompressing after a particularly stressful day, for parenting or relationship advice or for counsel on navigating a complex workplace situation. This service is confidential and is available to both the employee and members of their household - at no cost to the employee.


VITAL Worklife EAP is available to help you better manage all of life's challenges.


Website is: http://vitalworklife.com username-mankatoschools, password -member

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Other Resources for Your Wellness

  • MAPS Community Education and Recreation classes and events are advertised in the seasonal brochure each Fall, Winter and Summer. Employees are eligible for a $10 fee reduction for a class in each brochure. Each individual must register and provide their employee email address and work site. Contact the CER office at 507-387-5501 for more information. KEY IDEAS: East Pool Punch Card, Cardio Body Training, Hypnosis for Weight Control/Stop Smoking.
Current Brochure
  • READY! for Kindergarten. At the time of a requested paternity/maternity leave, an employee is entitled to two (2) years of READY! for Kindergarten Classes advertised in the seasonal Early Childhood Brochure. Registration is conducted through the Early Learning Office by calling 507-625-4620 or stopping by the Family Learning Center, 820 Hubbell in Mankato and completing the paperwork process.
Current Brochure