UCI HR Wellness Spotlights

Bright Horizons

Additional Back-up Care Uses Added to Help with Summer Care and Support

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. Starting July 12, all eligible participants will have access to two additional uses through Oct. 31, 2021 for a total of 12 back-up care uses. For additional academic support this summer, Bright Horizons also offers Virtual Tutoring Support as a part of our Back-Up Care program. For a $15 co-pay, one back-up care use can be exchanged for 4 hours of virtual tutoring for kids age 5 – 18. For more information visit families.uci.edu.
Anti-Cancer Challenge

Register Now for the UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge and Virtual Event Series

Running from June 19 - August 14, the 2021 UCI Anti-Cancer Challenge includes weekly fitness challenges, educational webinars, and wellness classes. Whether you ride, run or walk, every dollar you raise as a participant will support lifesaving cancer research at the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. All participants who reach $50 or more in fundraising will receive a 2021 Anti-Cancer Challenge T-shirt.
Future of Work

New Future of Work Resources Support Well-being

As many of us transition to a changed workplace, the health, well-being, and success of our community remains our top priority. We are committed to fostering a healthy and supportive environment that encourages students, faculty, and staff to do their best work, while offering flexibility in compliance with public health guidance and protocols. Explore new tools and strategies to enhance resiliency and maintain success in a remote work environment.

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.
staff cookbook

New UCI Staff CookBook Available

Thank you to those who contributed recipes to the Staff Cookbook created by UCI Staff Assembly. Over 30 fantastic recipes were submitted from UCI and UCI Health employees - from tried and true recipes to family favorites to unique culinary creations. Download and try out a new recipe.
Financial Classes

Attend a Virtual 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.
Virtual Self Care

Explore Virtual 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.

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.
Working Well Remotely Webinar Series

Recorded UCI Working Well™ Remotely Webinars Available

Each webinar in the 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.

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.


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