Well-Being Index

The Well-Being Index is a web-based tool used to evaluate multiple dimensions of distress in just 7-9 questions. It is designed to measure burnout, allowing users to compare their scores to their peers as well as track progress over time to promote self-awareness. It is 100% anonymous.

The index measures these dimensions of distress and well-being: likelihood of burnout, severe fatigue, suicidal ideation, quality of life, meaning in work, work-life integration, risk of medical error, drop-out risk, and overall well-being. Take the Well-Being Index here.

Please use one of the following access codes based on your UAB Medicine/UABHSOM role:

  • Faculty: UAB FACULTY
  • Advanced Practice Provider: UAB APP
  • Trainee (Resident/Fellow/Other Trainee): UAB TRAINEE
  • Medical Students: UAB MEDICAL STUDENTS
  • Nurses: UAB NURSES
  • Employee/Staff: UAB MEDICINE

We encourage everyone to reassess wellbeing regularly (monthly, quarterly, or annually) using the WBI.

UAB Resources

UAB offers an array of resources for individual and collective wellness. The Office of Wellness has compiled and organized these based on our five dimensions of wellness:

Emotional: Resources to help cope effectively with life’s stresses, create satisfying relationships, and develop the ability to adapt to change and difficult times

UAB Employee Assistance & Counseling Center: offers free, confidential support services to all UAB employees and their immediate household. Includes 15 free counseling and life coaching sessions

UAB Medicine Office of Wellness: Ph.D. and M.D. wellness champions offer conversations for growth & wellbeing. Available to faculty, physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, medical residents, medical students, biomedical graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows

Hopeful Healing: monthly support group for coping with chronic illnesses, offered through EACC

Coping Conversations: monthly virtual discussion to provide tools for coping with life’s stresses, offered through EACC

Physical: Resources to help take care of one’s body for optimal health and functioning 

UAB Employee Wellness: provides resources and opportunities to help employees live well

eMedicine: offers on-demand, virtual healthcare

Urgent Care: offers quick, convenient access to healthcare for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries

UAB Medicine Addiction Recovery: offers individual, group, and an Intensive Outpatient Program for alcohol and substance use disorders. Classes and events, as well as recovery resources are also available

Sleep/Wake Disorders Center: provides advanced testing, diagnosis, and treatment of sleep disorders

University Rec Center: offers gym memberships, outdoor rentals, group classes, personal training, and intramural sports

UAB Walking Trails: eight routes offering a variety of distances all over the medical and academic campus

Weight Loss Medicine: offers services to individuals looking to lose weight and keep it off

Tobacco Cessation: offers individual and group coaching, as well as online resources, to help quit smoking

Intellectual: Resources to help recognize one’s creative abilities and expand knowledge and skills

 UAB Learning & Development: offers opportunities to enhance professional development for UAB faculty and staff

LinkedIn Learning: online learning resource platform that helps employees learn business, technology, and creative skills. UAB offers free membership to benefit-eligible UAB employees.

Art Therapy: monthly virtual art group, hosted by EACC

The Common Thread: explore inclusivity through practical educational modules

Spiritual: Resources to help one find and expand sense of purpose and meaning in life

Selfcare Studio: regular sessions to enhance creativity and focus on personal wellness

Pastoral Care: Chaplains are available (regardless of faith) for emergency visits, office/patient room visits, or home visits

Commission of the Status of Women: promotes gender inclusion and equity by supporting and improving options and opportunities for women

Alliance for LBGTQ Equality: provides advocacy, support, and networking for all members that identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allies

African American Faculty Association: provides faculty with support and mentoring for professional development, advocacy, and networking for African Americans

Occupational: Resources to help one find a sense of satisfaction and enrichment with work that allows for meeting current and future financial obligations

UAB Ombuds: provides confidential, impartial conflict resolution assistance to UAB faculty, staff, mentored graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows for University related conflicts

Financial Wellness Program: offers personalized counseling, educational seminars and additional resources designed to help employees cope with financial stressors, build financial skills and feel confident about their future

UAB Incident Reporting: report car accidents, on-the-job injuries, property damage or hospital/clinic incidents

Additional Resources

Take 5 Tuesday Wellness Email: weekly newsletter that highlights 5 wellness resources (internal and external) to UAB.

MyHealthRewards: earn up to $350 for healthy behaviors. Available to all benefit-eligible employees that are enrolled in a medical plan

UAB Employee Perks Program: allows UAB faculty and staff to save money (real estate, travel, retail, electronics, etc.)

BWell App: explore wellness events on campus and UAB resources. App offers a customizable self-care plan, habit tracker, and a section for “finding calm” that includes breathing techniques, yoga and more.

myStrength app: provides access to web and mobile tools for increased emotional health and wellbeing

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