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About Us



The Monterey County Employee Wellness Program was developed in 1985 as a partnership between management, unions, and employees to address the health and safety needs of Monterey County staff. This partnership resulted in the adoption of the Health Promotion Partnership as an ongoing countywide initiative designed to enhance the health of the County’s 5,000+ workforce. Because of its experience implementing health risk reduction programs, the Monterey County Health Department was chosen to develop, staff and administer the Health Promotion Partnership for all County employees, at all work locations, and for all departments. Employees are eligible to receive 12 hours of release time each fiscal year to attend Employee Wellness sponsored programs and activities. Participation is voluntary and is offered as an employee benefit. Personnel Policies & Practices Resolution Manual (pg. 87)

Through programs, services, policy development and program planning, Employee Wellness will:

  • Improve employee health and well-being
  • Provide health education and lifestyle skill development opportunities that empower employees to achieve optimal well-being
  • Enhance employee morale and job satisfaction 
  • Improve performance and productivity

The Health Promotion Partnership currently provides health improvement programming focused on physical activity, nutrition, stress management, tobacco cessation, work-life balance, chronic condition management and prevention and parenting, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.



Health Promotion Partnership Staff:

Melissa Pouch, MPH: Senior Health Educator

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 Debra Dunn, MPH: Health Educator

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