Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.09
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date June 21, 2013
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
PAE-T2-5: Employee Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Keith Bryan
Sustainability Assessment Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an employee assistance or wellness program that provides counseling, referral, and well-being services to employees?:

A brief description of the employee wellness program, policy, or practice:

At IUPUI and Indianapolis, the health and wellness resources are abound.

IUPUI Newsletter for Spring 2013  

Get Fit

The Office of Campus Recreation is the center for wellness on the IUPUI campus. Located in the Physical Education/Natatorium building, Campus Recreation is where staff can take group exercise classes, swim, run laps, go to wellness clinics, do cardio and weight training, and work up a sweat in intramural programs, yoga, pilates, aerobics, kickboxing and Tai Chi.

INShape IUPUI is coordinated through the Department of Physical Education and offers personal training program for faculty/staff at IUPUI. This service-learning program is a win/win for students and employees! If you need more energy, are stressed out, want to improve your health-related numbers, or your pants are a little snug then INShape IUPUI is your solution!

IUPUI employees are eligible to join the employee fitness facilities at IU Health. The membership fee is reasonable and there is no initiation or cancellation fee. Membership includes access to the facilities in Fairbanks Hall (suite 1200), University Hospital (UH 0761), Methodist Hospital (AG 043). There is also a fitness facility in the IU Health Pathology Building, but that is only for the use of those who currently have access to that building. Contact Bryland Sutton (bsutton1@iuhealth.org or 962-8104) for more information.

IUPUI partners with the National Institute for Fitness and Sports to offer employees a discount on membership.

Health and Healing

IUPUI Health Services provides health screenings and education. Check out the IUPUI Health Services Wellness Calendar for upcoming events.

Department of Public Health-IU School of Medicine provides continuing public health education opportunities through the Indiana Public Health Training Center. The department also disseminates information regarding public health issues to the community and media.

The IU School of Dentistry not only provides dental care but also houses the Tobacco Cessation and Biobehavioral Group where top notch tobacco cessation counseling is offered. “My mom kicked the habit with this program after 40 years of smoking “–Patty Hollingsworth, Director Healthy IU

The mission and vision of the IU Center of Excellence in Women's Health is to improve the health of Indiana women, and to "raise the failing report grade to an A". Educational programs, clinical services and toolkits are available including breastfeeding resources.

The Department of Ophthalmology has been a part of the Indiana University School of Medicine for more than 100 years, celebrating its centennial in 2008. The department provides both patient care and eye topics for patients.

IU Health Diabetes Center offers outpatient diabetes education at a number of locations throughout the city. If you or a family member has diabetes, this class is essential. People who have taken this class report decreased fatigue, better understanding of diet and overall improved health.

If you would like to better understand a medical issue the Ruth Lilly Medical Library offers reliable information resources for patients and families.

Get Outdoors

The Adventure Education Program teaches staff how to work together in groups through the shared experience of recreational activities like backpacking, camping, rock climbing, and hiking.

The IUPUI campus is within easy walking distance to White River State Park, the state’s only urban state park, where staff can walk, bike, or run along the canal.

Office of Sustainability develops, coordinates, and promotes campus sustainability efforts such as: energy and water conservation, sustainable construction and landscaping practices, recycling, sustainable purchasing, alternate transit (including biking initiatives) and urban gardening education.

Quality of Life

Struggling with childcare, stress, eldercare, financial and/or wellness concerns? Take advantage of the IUPUI Human Resources Administration Work Life program. Here you’ll find resources on how to find balance and stay well while you do it. This office is the contact (317-274-5466) for campus nursing mothers’ rooms.

• Dealing with parenting, stress, eldercare, financial, change-related or other “life” concerns? Take advantage of the resources offered by the IUPUI Human Resources Administration Work Life program.

• We all have our ups and downs in life. That’s just the state of human existence. Employee Assistance Program is available for full time academic and staff employees and their household members when the downs outweigh the ups.

Safety First

Office of Environmental Health and Safety offers workstation or work task evaluations to reduce ergonomic stresses, evaluation of indoor work environment for employees who believe their work environment may be causing illness and training sessions on a number of occupational health issues.

Community Education and Child Advocacy offers low- and at-cost child safety products in their safety store. Children’s health information including, injury prevention, disability awareness, and access to healthcare is also available.

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