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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.

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:

 

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.
  • 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.
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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, provided by UAB’s HealthSmart and courtesy of Employee Wellness, available to all full-time and part-time regular UAB and UAB Medicine employees. (2018 information coming soon.)
  • 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 we provide. Be sure to check out:

  • UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center: Confidential support services for UAB employees and their immediate household include include individual, couples and family counseling, financial advisement, and educational and stress management programs and events.
  • Code Blaze: An extensive collection of easily accessible online and community resources for stress management, relaxation and work/life integration.
  • Campus Recreation Center Massage Therapy: Choose from Swedish, nueromuscular, sports and deep tissue massage by a Campus Recreation Center certified massage therapist.

 

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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