UCI HR Wellness Spotlights

staff cookbook

New UCI Staff CookBook Available

Thank you to those who contributed recipes to the Staff Cookbook created by UCI Staff Asssembly. 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.
Bright Horizons

Use Back-up Care for Virtual Tutoring Starting May 15

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 May 15, Bright Horizons will offer 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.
Culinary Medicine

Culinary Medicine Series Runs Through May

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.
Fitness&Wellness

Virtual Fitness & Wellness Series Runs Through May

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.
DPP

Join the UC Diabetes Prevention Program Starting in May

Join the free year-long, evidence-based, CDC recognized Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) to help reduce your risk of diabetes. The program provides education, encouragement, and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their health goals. Through a collaboration with the University of California Office of the President/UC Health, Systemwide HR, and the Healthy Campus Initiative, all qualified UCI employees can attend any of the virtual programs being offered by any UC location for 2021 at no-cost.
yoga therapy

Free Virtual Group Yoga Therapy Classes Through June

Join The Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute for free yoga therapy classes taught by a certified yoga therapist.  This virtual group yoga practice provides in-depth explanations of foundational Yoga postures, focusing on alignment, the importance of breath, and calming the mind. The experience will help you to connect to your body, reduce stress, and improve focus on and off the mat while building strength, improving balance, and increasing flexibility. Register now. Space is limited.
EAP

Register Now for Upcoming Worklife Webinars

ComPsych Guidance Resources offers multiple EAP orientation Webinars each month as well as worklife 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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