Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.69
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Emory University
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Taylor Spicer
Programs Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Initiatives
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Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:
Yes

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all academic staff?:
Yes

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all non-academic staff?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):

Emory offers a number of health and wellness programs and services to address the needs of faculty, staff, and students. For students, these services are provided by the Student Health and Counseling Services Department which includes the Student Health Clinic, the Student Counseling Center, and Office of Health Promotion. http://studenthealth.emory.edu/

For faculty and staff, many services are offered through the Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), Emory’s internal employee assistance program. FSAP encompasses a holistic model to address the mental, physical, and occupational health of individuals, along with the health of the organization. Services include mental health counseling, career counseling, nutrition coaching, and physical activity programs. www.fsap.emory.edu

Faculty and staff also have access to services offered by the Health & Wellness Department within Central HR Administration. These services are provided under the “Healthy Emory” brand. The mission of Healthy Emory is to develop an inclusive approach to health promotion, well-being, recreation, fitness, and healthy living throughout the Emory community. This initiative has created easy access to programs and services for employees, students, their families, and the community that Emory serves. More information can be found here: https://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/wellness/index.html

Additionally, Emory has a generous benefits program that supports health and wellness through its benefits design that includes free preventive care, tier zero medications, and free tobacco cessation, disease management, and lifestyle coaching programs. Benefits available to Emory employees can be found at: http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/benefits/index.html

The staff of Emory’s Sustainability Initiatives and the staff of Healthy Emory have collaborated since 2013. Mutual areas of interest between these two departments include (1) promotion of walking and biking (to improve health and to reduce automobile & elevator use) and (2) promotion of produce consumption. The assistant vice president, health management, who has oversight of the Health and Wellness team has actively participated on the Sustainable Food Committee since 2013. The director of Sustainability Initiatives has participated on the Healthy Emory Coordinating Committee since 2014. These leaders’ cross collaborations have facilitated a strong, ongoing partnership with common goals and objectives.

Healthy Emory Connect (internet and mobile apps) is the one-stop-shop for Emory University and Emory Healthcare employees which includes information on Sustainability Initiatives in addition to other health and wellbeing resources. https://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/wellness/healthy-emory-connect/index.html

Operation Eat Right, Emory’s annual nutrition education campaign, promotes the consumption of fresh produce and incorporates Oxford Farm’s CSA into the program. https://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/wellness/challenges-and-events/nutrition-challenge/index.html

The Health and Wellness team and the Sustainability Initiatives team have collaborated for the past three years on Active Works: https://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/wellness/physical-activity-fitness/active-works/index.html

In 2019, the Health & Wellness team supported Emory’s Lifestyle Medicine Department to offer the Emory Healthy Kitchen Pilot Project. This novel approach included a teaching kitchen and the importance of using fresh, local produce. https://hr.emory.edu/eu/wellness/challenges-and-events/healthy-kitchen/index.html


Does the institution prohibit smoking within all occupied buildings owned or leased by the institution?:
Yes

Does the institution restrict outdoor smoking?:
Yes

Does the institution prohibit smoking and tobacco use across the entire campus?:
Yes

A copy of the institution's smoke-free policy:
The institution’s smoke-free policy:
Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:
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