UCI HR Wellness Spotlights

Culinary Medicine

Culinary Medicine Series Returns for 2021

Based on the UCI Integrative Medicine curriculum, each Culinary Medicine class includes a virtual presentation from UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute Registered Dietitian, Sherry Schulman and meal demonstration by Campus Recreation Chef, Jessica Vanroo. Register now for webinars on the 3rd Friday of each month, Feb to May.
Working Well Remotely Webinar Series

2021 UCI Working Well™ Remotely Webinars: Tuesdays

Each webinar in the eight-part series is catered to supporting you through ongoing times of change and uncertainty and providing you with guidance on self-care. The series is hosted by members of senior leadership from UCI Health and campus, and features expert panelists from UCI and our benefits providers. Click for more information and a complete list of upcoming and on-demand webinars.
Fitness&Wellness

New Virtual Fitness & Wellness Series For UCI Employees

Campus Recreation and UCI Esports have partnered with UCI HR Wellness to support UCI employees by offering a new virtual seminar series that focuses on optimizing your personal health and wellness. This series will arm you with tips, tools and resources that you can implement into your daily routine to help increase your energy, efficiency, reduce the incidence of injury and make you feel great.
50 Mile Challenge

Sign Up to Join the 50 Mile Challenge: Feb 1-28

Join Campus Recreation and get moving. Sign up now and challenge yourself to walk or run 50 miles (or bike 100 miles) this February. All registered UCI faculty and staff that complete the challenge will earn a Campus Recreation 50-mile Challenge T-shirt and are entered into a drawing for prizes including a bike and Fitbit Flex. Check out the challenge website for more details.
New Year New You

Stay Motivated With The New Year New You Challenge

In 2021, challenge yourself to try something new. Whether your focus is on physical well-being, emotional health, financial wellness, or something else, join your colleagues in setting weekly intentions and making whole-person wellness a priority for 2021.
Wellness Ambassador

Register Now to Become a 2021 UCI Wellness Ambassador

UCI Wellness Ambassadors are volunteers at all UCI Locations (including virtual) that help create a culture of whole-person wellness within the workplace by promoting participation and engagement in Wellness programs, services, and events. If you have enthusiasm and passion for wellness, join our 2021 UCI Wellness Ambassador team and play an important role in creating a culture of whole-person wellness at UCI.
DPP

Join a Virtual 2021 UC Diabetes Prevention Program

The 2021 DPP program will be hosted virtually by various UC locations. UCI employees that have pre-diabetes or are at risk for developing diabetes can learn healthy living habits that can help beat the odds. This year-long Center for Disease (CDC) recognized Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is FREE to all qualified UCI employees.  All qualified UCI employees can attend any of the virtual programs being offered by any UC location for 2021. Join the cohort that best fits your schedule by completing the local application process.
EAP

Register Now for Upcoming 2021 Employee Assistance Program Webinars

ComPsych Guidance Resources offers multiple EAP orientation Webinars each month as well as work life Webinars on a variety of topics including communication skills, parenting, older adult care, personal development, resilience, behavioral health and wellness, and family and relationships. Register now to join an upcoming live webinar or view past recorded Webinars.
Financial Classes

Attend a Virtual Fidelity Financial Education Webinar, or 1-on-1 Financial Planning Session

Fidelity hosts a variety of virtual financial education opportunities including Webinars on a variety of topics each month and personalized and 1-on-1 virtual appointments. No matter where you are in your financial wellness journey, learn more about resources and expertise available to you. Email UCI Fidelity Financial Planners, Andrew Smith and Rand Erickson to set up a 1-on-1 Zoom financial planning session.
SSIHI

Free Virtual Well-being Services Added for UCI Employees Offered By SSIHI

The Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute (SSIHI) launched a well-being initiative to provide free virtual support services for UCI employees including Mindfulness & Meditation, Guided Acupressure, Stress Management Strategies, Nutrition, and Wellness Education.
Bright Horizons

Register Now For New Family Support Resources and Back-up Care

UCI has partnered with Bright Horizons® to offer a new, high-quality, subsidized Back-Up Care™ Program and Additional Family Supports™ for all UCI faculty/academics, staff, resident physicians, and graduate students. For more information visit families.uci.edu.
Virtual Self Care

Explore Virtual 'Stay at Home' Self-care Wellness Resources

Self-care is making yourself a priority in an everyday way, especially when working from home. Explore the many virtual wellness resources available to the UCI Community in central place.
myStrength

Free myStrength App Offered Through Your UC Healthcare Provider

myStrength is a personalized, digital program that includes interactive activities, in-the-moment coping tools, inspirational resources, and community support. You can track preferences and goals, current emotional states, and ongoing life events to improve your awareness and change behaviors. UC Anthem, Health Net, and Kaiser Members, can download and access the free myStrength program through your UC employer healthcare provider.
discounts

Explore the Many Perks and Discounts Available to UCI Employees

As a part of the UCI Community, Faculty and Staff have many discounts available to them. Take advantage of these money saving opportunities.

Integrative Insider

The Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute Integrative Insider Website and Newsletter

A free community resource to access scientific evidence-based integrative health information including, articles, quick tips, recipes, cooking classes, and live streaming events. Visit the website and sign up to receive Integrative Insider articles, health tips, class schedules, clinical updates, and events.

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