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UAB Employee Wellness strives to cultivate, innovate and nurture a collaborative approach for the individual and corporate health of UAB employees with a focus on five major areas: Tobacco Cessation, Nutrition, Physical Activity & Recreation, Prevention & Health Management and Wellbeing.

After WELLSCREENS

After WELLSCREENS

After WELLSCREENS

Your annual WELLSCREENS provides a snapshot of your overall health right now, but your wellness journey never ends. Explore other UAB resources below that make it even easier to either improve your WELLSCREENS results, or keep those numbers exactly where they need to be through healthy eating, active living and emotional wellbeing:

 

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition

Unhealthy eating habits and obesity multiply your risk of developing chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. A crucial step in powering you to live well is making a commitment to healthy eating. UAB makes it easy to make healthy choices in the workplace with the onsite resources below:

  • Farm Stand: The Farm Stand, now open for the 2018 season, brings locally grown fruits and vegetables from Boozer Farms to campus four days a week.
  • Healthy Eats at UAB: UAB offers a variety of convenient choices to help you make smart nutritional choices in the workplace.

 

Physical Activity & Recreation

Physical Activity & Recreation

Physical Activity & Recreation

As you get moving with an active lifestyle, you'll feel more energized, less stressed and more productive — at work and at home. UAB makes it easy to stay active with the onsite resources below:

  • UAB Walking Trails: Seven routes located throughout the medical and academic campus that make it convenient for steppers to walk at work in rain or shine.
  • UAB Fitbit Program: UAB employees get preferred pricing on all Fitbit devices; sync your device with the UA System Dashboard and take part in system-wide wellness challenges.
  • Campus Recreation Center: UAB employees are eligible for unique 1-, 3- and 12-month membership packages. Bring your OneCard to Campus Rec information desk to sign up for a free one-week trial.
  • Namasta Fit Yoga & Pilates Classes: Certified instructor Aseel Dib offers "Gentle Yoga" and "Lean & Strong Pilates" classes three days a week at the UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center, free for UAB employees.

 

Prevention & Health Management

Prevention & Health Management

Prevention & Health Management

At UAB Employee Wellness, we strive to provide multiple ways for learning how to prevent health problems and maintain a healthy lifestyle. From lunch-and-learn sessions and seasonal vision and health screenings, we want to be sure all UAB employees have access to the opportunities they need to be their healthiest selves.

  • WELLSCREENS: Onsite employee health screenings, available to all full-time and part-time regular UAB and UAB Medicine employees. WELLSCREENS 2018 runs March 6-April 24.
  • UAB Medicine Urgent Care: Quick, convenient access to UAB Medicine physicians for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries; walk-in appointments available seven days a week, with lab and x-ray services available onsite.
  • Flu Vaccine Clinics: The UAB OH&S Occupational Medicine Program is providing free, seasonal flu vaccines in coordination with the School of Nursing.

 

Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Wellbeing

At UAB, we want employees to find comfort, health and happiness, and encourage all employees to pursue their wellbeing through various resources and services provided by UAB. Be sure to check out:

  • UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center: Confidential support services for UAB employees and their immediate household — including individual, couples and family counseling — to help you identify, understand and resolve work-related and personal issues, and achieve a successful work/life integration.
  • Code Blaze: An extensive collection of stress management resources for solving stressful situations, relaxation and techniques for managing difficult emotions frequently experienced by direct care providers.
  • Financial Wellness: Through the Financial Wellness program, the Employee Assistance & Counseling Center provides financial counseling, programs and online resources designed to help employees cope with financial stressors.
  • Campus Recreation Center Massage Therapy: Choose from Swedish, nueromuscular, sports and deep tissue massage by a Campus Recreation Center certified massage therapist.
  • Employee Perks for the UAB Family: Through discount agreements with eligible businesses, the UAB Employee Perks program allows all UAB faculty and staff to save money just for being a UAB employee. Current offers include gym memberships, vacation packages, grocery delivery services and much more.

 

Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco Cessation

As a world-renowned university with vital roles in preserving and improving life, UAB has a responsibility to be among leaders in health and wellness initiatives. To that end:

  • The use of tobacco or smoking-related products is prohibited within all buildings, facilities, vehicles and spaces (including covered walkways, covered parking, parking lots, commons, parks, and campus greens) that are owned, rented, leased or otherwise controlled by the University and otherwise in accordance with city ordinance. Read the complete UAB Nonsmoking Policy.
  • Effective January 2016, UAB faculty and staff enrolling in a UAB medical plan must declare whether they are a tobacco user, fees are assessed accordingly with cessation resources and discounted products available to employees.
  • Effective July 2013, all new UAB Medicine employees will be tested for nicotine as part of the pre-employment drug screening following a job offer.

 

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