Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.22
Liaison Ryan Buchholdt
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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University of Alaska Anchorage
Tier2-2: Employee Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Paula Williams
Sustainability Director
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:

Wellness Initiatives Network, Inc. (WIN for Alaska, Inc.) provides UAA with "Health In Action" wellness programs that focus on decreasing preventive risk factors. The program offers classes: yoga, Tai Chi, group running, group skiing, etc. Health screenings (blood pressure, cholesterol testing, BMI analysis, and balance) are performed on campus on approximately a quarterly basis. Wellness breaks can be scheduled by departments, which include information on healthy eating, a chair massage and other health information (vaccination information, screening to make sure you are thoroughly washing hands, services available through WIN, etc.). Employees are also offered 6 weeks of Individual Health Planning to bring up health issues they have, develop a plan to address the issue(s) which is tracked over the 6 week period, and obtain advice from experts working at WIN.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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