Employee Wellness Upcoming Events

UAB Employee Wellness strives to cultivate an environment where employees feel supported and encouraged to be their healthiest within the workplace. Through innovative and collaborative efforts, employees can take advantage of various wellness offerings focused on five major areas:

  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity & Recreation
  • Prevention & Health Management
  • Overall well-being

UAB employees can find support, accountability and prize incentive opportunities for practicing healthy behaviors through the My Health Rewards program. My Health Rewards is an informative, motivating, points-based initiative that can help you understand your current health status and offer tools to minimize or prevent future health problems. This self-reporting system enables you to earn points and be entered into a sweepstakes when you participate in activities such as exercise, preventive screenings, healthy eating, fitness events and online wellness education. The more activities you complete, the more points you earn, increasing your chances to win a $150, $300 and even $1,000 gift card. (Prize winnings are taxable earnings and subject to applicable taxes.)

To learn more, click here.

At UAB, we lead the way in providing excellent healthcare and education. Employee wellness is no exception, and UAB is committed to providing resources that ensure Employee Wellness remains a priority. Supporting our employees to live well means supporting a healthier workplace, healthier families and a healthier community! 

Meet UAB’s Director of Employee Wellness, Anna Threadcraft

Anna Threadcraft 8Anna Threadcraft is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with more than 10 years of experience in the field of health promotion. She has a background in international health education, media and nutrition counselling.

Threadcraft is excited about working with such a unique and diverse group of employees, and she believes her general perspective on wellness—“that it is not just about a number on a scale”—will resonate with them.

“Wellness is about a lifestyle and heading in a direction that balances emotional, mental and physical well-being. I think true wellness also means leaving room for dessert,” she said.

Although an Alabama native, she began her career in Nova Scotia, Canada as a clinical dietitian at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital. She has been a college nutrition professor, sports dietitian and private practice nutrition counselor in addition to sharing her expertise for several nationally recognized radio stations and television networks. Prior to coming to UAB, Threadcraft was the Corporate Wellness Specialist at Regions Bank, supporting their 24,000 associates to take steps toward healthy living. She developed programs related to diabetes education, heart health, women’s self-defence, tobacco-cessation, colorectal cancer treatment/prevention and organized onsite farm stands.

Read more about Anna here.

UAB Employee Wellness

Location: Administration Building, Suite 270
Phone: 205-975-7775    
Fax: 205-996-9965
Email: employeewellness@uab.edu

Interested in applying for an internship with UAB Wellness?

Click here for detailed information on our program and how to apply.