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Harmony for Health - a monthly newsletter


 Contra Costa County Schools Insurance Group’s Health Benefits Program



April is Stress Management Month 

We all have stress – at work, at school, at home, and behind the wheel, and it affects each of us in different ways.  Stress is a fact of life and no one’s life is completely stress-free.  We tend to think all stress as “bad,” but is it?  Feeling stressed can also mean you’re nervous about something that matters to you, excited for something new, or exhilarated and a bit scared, like when you’re on a roller coaster.  On the other hand, negative stress can prevent you from feeling and performing your best – mentally, physically, and emotionally.


The good news is you can get ahead of stress by practicing ways to find calm in the moment, and preparing for stressful situations in the future.  By looking out for stressful situations, and noticing how stress affects you, you can learn to manage stress better for your health and well-being – before it manages you. 


April Thrive Recipe   

Eating can be an adventure, especially when you explore new recipes and new foods.  This month’s recipe is “Barbeque Tempeh.”  Tempeh is a protein-rich soy food with a firm texture and nutty flavor.  It is made from cooked and slightly fermented soy or other beans and formed into a patty.


Tempeh is an excellent meat substitute and can be used in many of the ways you use tofu.  Whether baked or fried, or on its own, it is a tasty addition to a variety of dishes, such as soups, salads, and stir-fries.  Try this “barbeque” recipe as a healthier alternative to chicken or steak, or when you want a plant-based option that is chewier than tofu.


Just click here to take you to the CCCSIG Health Benefits webpage for healthy links!



Crossroads is an electronic newsletter from the Health and Safety Services division of our Workers Compensation JPA, CCCSIG.

To view the newsletter, click here.

February 12th Issue At-A-Glance:

  • Spotlight – Ola Ala Fitness Challenge Results

  • Success in Our Schools – BUSD’s Healthy Holidays

  • Health & Safety Services You Can Use – Mindfulness is About Simply Being

  • School Safety – Reporting Slip Trip Fall Hazards is Everyone’s Job

  • Healthy Recipe – Vegetable-Loaded Pasta Bake

  • Facts about Worker’s Compensation – CCCSIG’s Early Return-to-Work Program

  • Communication Corner – Habits of Happy People

  • CCCSIG Contest – Crossroads Crosswords Contest (get entered into a drawing for a $10 gift card)!

We love hearing from you!  If you have any feedback, comments or suggestions, please contact Denise Schreiner at or 1 (866) 922-2744 ext. 270!  If you would like to share a health & safety success story and be featured in Crossroads, please contact Erica Williamson at for additional information.



The CCCSIG Health & Safety Services Team  

Past editions are available on the CCCSIG website.

Fitness Resources

A variety of local gyms offer discounts to BUSD employees.  The list below provides current discounts of which Human Resources is aware.  If you know of others, please contact anyone in Human Resources and we will follow up with the company.








CCCSIG Enrollment Portal

Enter Corporate ID:  # 111131

To view/print flyer and 3-day pass, click here.


For rates, click here.

All active employees

(perm, sub and contractors)/retirees and their families are eligible as long as they can show proof of employment.

All new members receive ZERO initiation fee and $10 off monthly membership dues for 6 months.


**Special 12-Days of Fitness**

Diamond Hills is offering a special 12 Days of Fitness holiday gift membership to all new members.  For BUSD employees who are Diamond Hills members, they can give the gift of health and fitness to a friend or family member this holiday season.

It’s a great gift and best of all it’s FREE!  This holiday promotion will run until December 20th, 2018. Please contact:  Ann Mead at Diamond Hills at

All currently employed by BUSD can receive discount promotion. You will need to show your BUSD badge or document/such as pay stub showing BUSD as employer.

No Start Up Fee

Discounted Rate ($47)

FREE Personal Training Assessment

FREE Two-Week Mx4 Class Pass 

See Flier Here

CLICK HERE CLICK HERE Only active employees (which include perm, sub and contractors) are eligible. Retirees are not eligible. Employees can add on family members, who also receive a discount on the add on rate. When enrolling, be sure to mention CCCSIG for discount (not BUSD).

* Teacher Special! $79 for the first month and $129 after that. All teachers can come for 1 week FREE too and try it out. That is for unlimited classes, nutritional support and personal training. 


*Boot Camp Special! 6 week Boot Camp Starting August 25 is only $189 - a $50 savings.  


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