Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.51
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Oct. 31, 2019
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Deborah Ferguson
Assistant Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:

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

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

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s), including information to support each affirmative response above :

1)For Students: The IUPUI Division of Student Affairs includes 4 units that provide wellness programs for students: Student Health Services, Office of Health and Wellness Promotion, Counseling and Psychological Services, and Campus Recreation.
• IUPUI Student Health Services offers a variety of medical services at two convenient campus locations. Non-emergency services include general medical concerns such as sinus infections, ear aches, colds, flu, pink eye, abdominal pain. Primary care services include physical exams, contraception, STD/STI testing, wellness screenings, and immunizations.
• Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides all IUPUI students access to group and individual counseling, assessment for learning and developmental concerns, psychiatric medication management, sexual and relationship violence advocacy, and workshops. In the 2018-2019 academic year, CAPS served 1410 students for clinical mental health services for a total of 9635 appointments, 117 students served for interpersonal violence advocacy services, and 225 students attended group counseling sessions for 1102 visits. The office also reached 2413 students through 86 educational outreach presentations.
• The Office of Health and Wellness Promotion coordinates large interactive awareness events and non-clinical direct services, including classroom presentations by request, alcohol and drug educational sanctions, health and wellness coaching, tobacco cessation, addiction recovery support meetings, student trainings, and campus-wide surveys. In the 2018-2019 academic year, Health and Wellness Promotion reached 1983 students through 82 presentations, completed 96 alcohol/drug interventions, and provided HIV/STI testing for 365 students. All incoming students are also required to complete MyStudentBody, which includes online educational modules for alcohol, drugs, and sexual violence prevention.
• Campus Recreation also provides indoor and outdoor Fitness Facilities, Intramural Sports, Club Sports, and a number of Fitness classes to help students stay active and get healthy. In the past academic year, 5803 individual students utilized campus recreation facilities, and 2012 participated in Intramural Sports competition.


IUPUI also provides the Behavioral Consultation Team (BCT) a campus wide team designed to support the health, safety, and success of the IUPUI community. The Behavioral Consultation Team provides consultation, makes recommendations for action, and coordinates campus resources in response to reports of disruptive or concerning behavior displayed by students, staff or faculty.

2) For Staff and Faculty: Healthy IU is Indiana University’s employee wellness program.Healthy IU is a Center of Expertise of IU Human Resources. Healthy IU's mission is to empower, educate, and offer environmental tools to encourage members of the IU community to live their best life. Our objectives are to raise awareness, build skills and create an environment where the healthy choice is the easy choice. IU is a complex system; working together we will weave a culture of wellness into the fabric of IU at the individual, departmental, campus, and university-wide levels. Our resources, programs, and workshops are free for faculty and staff and their spouses, such as Health Screenings, Wellness Resources that include Nutrition, Weight Management, Physical Activity, Sleep, Mental Well-Being, Chronic Diseases management, Inspiration & Culture, Workshops, Seasonal Flu Vaccines, Tobacco Cessation, Cancer Risk Reduction & Treatment Resources, along with resources for Work + Life Balance

Indiana University system-wide provides Full-time Academic and Staff employee and their household members’, Graduate Assistants and Medical Residents access to an Employee Assistance Program (IUEAP). An eligible participant has access to telephone helpline 365/24/7 and, with an EAP referral, may receive up to six face-to-face visits with a professional counselor. IUEAP services are confidential and voluntary, and include assistance for depression, stress and anxiety, conflict in the workplace, drug and alcohol abuse, family and marital problems, and grief and loss.
Supervisors may use IUEAP services as a resource for guidance in dealing with a troubled employee. In the event of a traumatic situation in the workplace, counselors can make onsite visits to provide critical incident debriefing.
All fees for the IUEAP program are paid by the University. There is no cost to employees for IUEAP services.


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