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    The Southeast Service Cooperative (SSC) Wellness and Health Promotion Program is designed as a tool by which to facilitate the improved overall physical, mental, and social well-being of all member participants and their families. 
    Services in the Program Include: 
    • Local Employee Health Promotion Coordination Training
    • Biometric Testing ($20 per person for Pool Members/$24 per person for Non-Pool groups. Minimum of 20 people.)
    • Bulk Fitbit orders
    • Wellness Forums

    Wellness Tools from Medica (Available to individuals on the MHC insurance plan.)
    MHC Medica Wellbeing Tools Mini Summary
    MHC Medica Wellbeing Tools - Longer Format

    Behavioral Health


    Monthly Wellness Newsletters from Medica
    September Wellness News from MHC
    August Wellness News from MHC
    July Wellness News from MHC

    Sleep Guide Flyer

    Live Well, Work Well Newsletter
    September 2023
    August 2023
    July 2023


    Is Your Workplace Mentally Healthy - A Checklist From NAMI

    Blue Zones Home Checklist - PDF (Incredible resources to help shape your surroundings to allow you to live your best life.)

    Blue Zones Kitchen Checklist - PDF

    Best Practices for Healthy Telecommuting

    Low Cost Wellness Activities That Work  

    Mood Candy - This App, from Dr. Amit Sood, offers a buffet of uplifting, on-demand quotes, stories, and meditations to decrease stress and develop a resilient mindset during these difficult times, all in candy-sized bites.

    Zizo - Another great App from Dr. Sood. This one is focused on resiliency. There's an option to participate in an 8 week course after interacting with the app for a certain amount of time.

    Fitness Blender - Workout videos

    Calm - Sleep, stress, meditations, gratitude resources,masterclass opportunities, resources for kids

    Random Acts of Kindness Foundation - Assorted kindness/positivity resources

    Yale - Science of Wellbeing Course

    WellRight - Employee well-being resource repository

    Core Power Yoga - Classes

    Cosmic Kids Yoga - Get the whole family involved!

    Stress Management and Yoga - Learn more about how yoga can help with stress management

    Blue Zones – A myriad of tools for well-living and longevity

    Headspace – Meditation, movement, and sleep exercises

    Omada - Tips for supporting your immune system

    U of M – Incredible assortment of well-being tools, including very useful self assessment

    Virtual Calming Room - A fantastic array of mind and body resources, for kids and adults.

    Seven kinds of rest - learn more about the seven kinds of rest

    Wellness Bingo Cards From Member Groups


    mapMinnesota Healthcare Consortium

    Seven Minnesota service cooperatives have joined together to provide the cost savings of being self-insured with the financial safety of being in a pool. Statewide there are hundreds of organizations with thousands of members participating in the Minnesota Healthcare Consortium. Your regional cooperative, together with other participating service cooperatives from across the state, negotiates statewide stop-loss pricing, administrative discounts, and lower healthcare costs.


    Click here to learn more!

    Fall 2022 Conference Tools
    Prize Sheet from City of Owatonna

    Member vs Member Walking Challenge - January 2023

    Winning teams have been announced in Southeast Service Cooperative’s 12th Annual Member vs. Member Walking Challenge, in which over 800 individuals from 23 SSC Member organizations competed. 15 southeastern Minnesota school districts and eight local government members participated in two separate steps-based challenges.

    Winners in the school district challenge included Wabasha-Kellogg – 1st Place, Goodhue – 2nd Place, and Lewiston-Altura– 3rd Place. The remaining teams, which each received an honorable mention, are listed in the order of their ranking: Pine Island, Mahtomedi, Caledonia, Red Wing, Albert Lea, Triton, LeRoy-Ostrander, MN State Academies, Grand Meadow, Lake City, Cannon Valley Special Education Cooperative, and Southland. Wabasha-Kellogg was also the winner for having the highest percentage of its staff participate.  

    Wabasha-Kellogg School District Wellness Coordinator Ashley Scheel shared, “This contest definitely brings out the competitiveness in our staff! There are groups that walk in the gym, outside, and in the hallways before school, during lunch, and after school. I get pictures sent to me on the weekends of staff members walking in their garages, pacing in their living room, and up and down their stairs! Now that’s commitment to not only a team but to a healthier lifestyle! I hope this competition goes beyond walking during the month of January and encourages all participants, near and far, to set goals towards developing healthy habits.”

    Mower County was the winner in the local government division. The rest of the rankings were as follows: City of Dodge Center – 2nd Place, Austin HRA – 3rd Place. The honorable mention placements included: Workforce Development, Rice Steele 911 Center, Freeborn County, City of Albert Lea, and City of Byron.

    Crystal Peterson, Mower County team member, stated, “The walking challenge motivated me to get more steps in any way POSSIBLE! Even if it included running by my bedside or using the farthest away bathroom. To win the challenge was so exciting! Hard work pays off, we have a great team!”

    City of Byron Wellness Coordinator Kelli Cheney shared, “I am thankful for such a good group of employees. The walking challenge wasn't about winning for us, it was about trying to get more steps in than we normally would and to build healthier habits, which we achieved!”

    The contest, which is held each January, is based on the number of steps walked by participating members. Trophies are awarded to the winning teams.


    SSC's Wellness Program Manager: 
    Nicole LaChapelle-Strumski                                       
    (507) 696-9476