About Us and 5 Elements of Well-Being

Our mission is to co-create a healthy and supportive work environment where County employees thrive. We can create that environment together when we make it easier to access relevant resources and normalize organization-wide support for well-being.

By shifting from a focus on individual health risks to a more holistic approach to well-being, our goal is to grow a culture where employees are engaged, purposeful, and motivated to deliver their best performance.

What does well-being mean to you?

Based on research from Tom Rath, Jim Harter, Ph.D., and Gallup, we recognize that there are five elements to well-being: 

Get to Know Culture of Health

Culture of Health is more than an employee wellness program. Culture of Health values the importance of community engagement, career satisfaction, financial fitness, and social connections. You'll see the resources offered address one or more of these elements of well-being along with physical health. 

Commitments and Achievements


A large part of what makes Culture of Health successful is the commitment by leaders across the county to opt in themselves. Leadership support is critical to the success of our initiatives, and we all benefit from the fact that support for Culture of Health goes all the way to the top—our CEO even signed a nationally recognized Physical Activity Pledge.

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Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite 

In 2016, the County of Riverside has been recognized as a Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more. The Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping worksites make their employees’ health and well-being a priority.

To earn this recognition, the County of Riverside demonstrated that physical activity and employee wellness are important priorities to the organization. Through the organization’s Culture of Health, the County has proven their commitment to providing the best workplace environment possible that benefits their employees’ health and produce even more positive results for the worksite overall. As a gold-level employer, the County of Riverside:

  • Offers employees physical activity options in the workplace.
  • Increased healthy eating options at the worksite.
  • Promote a wellness culture in the workplace.
  • Implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.


CEO George Johnson's Pledge to Create a Culture of Physical Activity 

In June 2017, County Executive Office George Johnson signed The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity's CEO Pledge.
CEOs who sign the Pledge agree to implement at least six of the strategies to create a culture of physical activity in their
workplaces. A mix of strategies from each category – behavioral, educational, and environmental/policy - is encouraged.
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project-4 Jennifer D'UrsoHealth and Well-being Program Administrator