UCI HR Wellness Spotlights

Wellness Ambassador

Become a 2023 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 2023 UCI Wellness Ambassador team and play an important role in creating a culture of whole-person wellness at UCI.
Culinary Health

Register Now for the New Culinary Health Series Webinar

Formerly known as Culinary Medicine, this new series is still based on the UCI School of Medicine Culinary Medicine curriculum. Each 50-minute workshop is led by a UCI Health SSIHI provider and includes a demonstration from UCI SSIHI Executive Chef Jessica VanRoo (formerly with Campus Recreation) on a relevant daily meal plan consisting of breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner dishes. Join your co-workers to kick off this new nutritional education series.
Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid Training Opportunities for UCI Employees

UCI HR Wellness has partnered with UCI Faculty & Staff Support to offer free Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Trainings this Fall. The training gives participants the skills needed to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Join a quick 1-hour overview or attend the full certification course. Registration required in the UCLC.

Register Now for Free Onsite and Virtual Fall Fitness Classes

Join your co-workers for a quick, convenient workout during your work-week. Workouts are offered at multiple times and locations. Register now for the upcoming Fall series. The normal $5 registration fee for the series has been waived for Fall 2022. Join anytime. Registration required.

Self-Care Webinar Series: on-demand

Self-care is not selfish. Take time to care for yourself. Join us for an On-Demand Self Care Webinar Series offered to support the health and well-being needs of the UCI community.
UCI Health

Wellness Specifically for UCI Health Employees

In addition to all of the wellness programs available to UCI and UCI Health employees enterprisewide, we have launched specific offerings to support our frontline employees at UCI Health.

2022 Webinar Series for Managers and Supervisors

Managing people in today’s workforce is not easy. Stress is a common issue and balancing work and family obligations continue to put pressure on UCI employees. As a Supervisor or Manager, the EAP program provides you with the support and consultation you might need when these personal concerns spill into the workplace and begin to affect an employee’s behavior and/or performance. During 2022, live monthly Webinars and orientation trainings are available specifically to support UCI people leaders.
Bright Horizons

Get Back-up Care and Family Support When You Need It

UCI has partnered with Bright Horizons® to offer subsidized Back-Up Care™ and Additional Family Supports for all UCI faculty/academics, staff, resident physicians, and graduate students. The program also includes academic support for your family such as virtual camps and tutoring and the College Coach program. For more information visit families.uci.edu or download the overview poster.

Free Virtual Well-being Services 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.
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 Planner, Jason Walters to set up a 1-on-1 Zoom financial planning session.

Free Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Apps Offered Through Your UC Healthcare Provider

Take advantage of digital programs 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. Health Net and Kaiser Members, can download and access the free myStrength program and Anthem members can download and access the free Learn To Live program through your UC employer healthcare providers website.
Future of Work

Future of Work Resources to 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 tools and strategies to enhance resiliency and maintain success in a remote work environment.
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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