City of Des Moines Employee Wellness Program


Health Resources

The Employee Wellness Committee has provided the health links below as a convenient tool for your use as you participate in wellness initiatives. The City of Des Moines is not affiliated with the organizations listed and is not responsible for the information contained within their websites. These resources are available to you for educational purposes and their content is not intended to substitute for medical advice from a qualified provider.


Real Life Solutions + Workplace Solutions

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a benefit provided to City employees and their eligible family members. The City’s EAP provider is Employee and Family Resources (EFR). EFR offers many services including counseling, financial consultation, legal consultation, life coaching, and newsletters. All involvement is confidential, and initial evaluation and referral services are offered to you at no cost. EFR is available by phone day or night at (515) 244-6090 or (800) 327-4692 or online at


EFR publishes Real Life Solution newsletter monthly, login at EFR Workplace Services using the login code that can be found on the CDMPortal under Human Resources > Training > Employee Learning Resources > Employee Assistance Program. Contact EFR or any member from the Wellness Committee for help logging into EFR's site. Once you sign-in the newsletter can be found on the left hand navigation.