logoMesa Public Schools cares about the health and well-being of our employees.  The district’s wellness program, Take Steps for Wellness, provides assistance and creates opportunities for employees to lead healthier lifestyles.  One of the goals of Take Steps for Wellness is to create a culture of wellness throughout the Mesa community. 

We work with healthcare providers, government agencies, district programs, and district partners to provide a wide variety of free services to employees.

What's new?

Work of Art: May 3 – June 27 [REGISTRATION EXTENDED]

Work of Art is a program about the art of living an emotionally healthy life. It helps you learn skills to foster resilience and boost happiness. You pick the activities that matter most to you — to enhance mindfulness, share gratitude, increase optimism, and make stronger connections. This 8 week program is FREE for ALL employees and household members 18+. You will have two chances to win gift cards. Click here to see step-by-step screenshots. Click here to register as a new user by Wednesday, May 12th.


Wellness AtoZ Day: May 16
Mark your calendars and join us for the annual Wellness AtoZ Day! You can participate by completing one or more of the challenges below:
  • Hydration challenge
  • Fuel with a healthy meal
  • Explore Arizona outdoors
  • Practice Mindfulness Moments
Complete the WellnessAtoZ participation form and then send a selfie of the activities you completed to wellness@mpsaz.org by May 21 to be entered into a drawing for Fitbits. Click here for the participation form and all the details.

Resilience Rescue Virtual Series: 6/8 – 7/9

Do you feel overwhelmed by constant sources of stress? Do you have trouble bouncing back when things are tough? Focusing on building resilience can help us improve our ability to cope with the unexpected, find purpose, feel productive at work and connect with our loved ones. Walk yourself from stressful to stressing less. Click here  to learn more. Click here (https://www.overcomingucourses.com/MPSsignup/) to register. Only 200 spots available


Cigna Health Assessment- $50 Gift Card Drawing

How healthy are you? Taking a health assessment on myCigna.com is easy, confidential and only takes about 15 minutes. Follow these steps to get started.

1.  Know your numbers: Before you start, you’ll need some basic information. 

·       Blood pressure 

·       Cholesterol levels

·       Height, weight & waist measurement 

2.  Log in at myCigna.com> Wellness>My Health Assessment

If you complete the assessment by June 30, 2021, you will automatically get entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card. There will be 100 winners selected. You do not need to submit proof. Click here for more information.

WW Virtual Workshops on Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. via Zoom

WW Wellness Works (formerly Weight Watchers) inspires healthy habits for real life. Join the 12 week WW series with complimentary digital tools for $76.44. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom. Email aaron.storm@ww.com to register.


Cigna Healthy Rewards: Fitbit Discount
As a Cigna customer, you have access to discounted Fibit devices. Click here for more information.

Cigna Resilience Study

Resilience, commonly defined as the ability to quickly recover from challenges, has been a recurring theme this year. Cigna’s new survey shows that resilience is at risk for 3 in 5 Americans and reveals a significant connection between low resilience, productivity in the workplace, and overall health. The good news is there is a lot you can do to build and maintain your resilience. Click here for more information.


Cigna Virtual Wellness Screenings

Cigna has a deep collaboration with MDLIVE for virtual care: medical, behavioral, and now virtual wellness screenings. You’re busy. So, chances are, you may not be taking the time to get your preventive check-up. But what if it could take you less time than you think? With virtual wellness screenings through MDLIVE, it can. You can get an appointment during the day, evening or weekend. Get your virtual wellness screening from anywhere via video or phone. Click here for more information.

COVID-19 Resources

We understand life is different and unpredictable right now. Things changed fast for all of us, and no one is quite sure when we’ll get back to normal. Many of us are experiencing isolation, anxiety, fear, stress, and family tensions, as well as financial problems. During this time, you have access to resources to help you navigate and solve personal problems.


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Contact EAP by calling 602.264.4600 (press 1)

Cigna is committed to improving your health, well-being, and peace of mind.  The pandemic has created a lot to take emotionally.  Cigna has a full range of resources ready at the COVID-19 Resource Center.

You and your families are facing emotional challenges every day.  Cigna has emotional well-being resources ready to help you all survive and thrive.  Click here for mental health resources including on demand presentations.

Call the Cigna 24-hour toll-free help line (1-866-912-1687) to help manage high stress and anxiety.

Drive through testing sites click here for more information

We encourage you to check with your Benefits Department for confirmation regarding coverage.

Take Steps for Wellness Employee Wellness

Walking Challenge

[Hawaiian Island Hop]

Wellness Screening

Cigna Diabetes Prevention Program

Wellness Incentive Program
Wellness Webinars
Informational Videos

Insurance 101

Wellness Resources
Employee Assistance Program
Cigna Virtual Care
Cigna Telephonic Health Coaching
Cigna Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Babies
Cancer Support Program
Cigna Active&Fit
Cigna Resources
Cooking Demo Recipes