Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.54
Liaison Kelli O'Day
Submission Date June 20, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of California, Davis
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Camille Kirk
Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
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 academic staff?:

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

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

UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services or SHCS provides a wide variety of medical, counselling and wellness services to all registered UC Davis students. Counseling Services under SHCS provides student-centered mental health services, advocacy, outreach, and consultation to promote psychological well-being and academic success.
SHCS: https://shcs.ucdavis.edu/

The Health Education and Promotion (HEP) department under SHCS uses a health equity lens to foster environments, institutional practices and a campus culture that promote student well-being and academic success. HEP focuses on academic, mental, sexual, and physical wellbeing, as well as risk reduction for alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. The department promotes health equity through various strategies, including needs assessments, trainings, implementation of improved medical equipment, and free distribution of everything from safe sex products to bicycle helmets.
HEP: https://shcs.ucdavis.edu/hep
HEP Campus impact 2021-22: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ht_3C9_RnzyVExEHIdGitphYMgz4qNyi/view

The UC Davis Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being Program (SFHWB) provides health and wellbeing services to UC Davis employees. Its roles include creating comprehensive, integrative and collaborative leading practice programs; providing information and tools to engage in healthy behaviors and to prevent injury and illness; and advocating for policies, institutional practices and a built environment that encourage healthy choices. Examples of specific SFHWB initiatives include a Wellness Ambassadors program and a Healthy Department Certification program.
SFHWB: https://safetyservices.ucdavis.edu/units/occupational-health/health-well-being

Further, UC Davis WorkLife provides programs, policies, referrals and education that enable employees and students to be effective at work, school and home. WorkLife encompasses dependent care and family services, occupational success, holistic well-being, financial support, workplace flexibility, events and community involvement. The program uses different means to reach employees, including activities and presentations. WorkLife and Wellness also provides the Lactation Support Program with quarterly classes, monthly support groups, private lactation consultation and nearly 50 lactation rooms with hospital grade pumps.
WorkLife: https://hr.ucdavis.edu/departments/worklife-wellness

Additionally, the Academic and Staff Assistance Program offers confidential, cost free assessment, intervention, consultation and referral services to all UC Davis and UC Davis Health faculty, staff and their immediate families.
Academic and Staff Assistance Program: https://www.hr.ucdavis.edu/departments/asap

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

Does the institution restrict outdoor smoking?:

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

A copy of the institution's smoke-free policy:

The institution’s smoke-free policy:

The UC Smoke and Tobacco Free policy, as detailed for UC Davis, can be accessed at: https://ucdavispolicy.ellucid.com/documents/view/271/active/

Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

More information about the UC systemwide, and the UC Davis campus policies is available at: https://healthy.ucdavis.edu/smoke-tobacco-free/policy.

Additional programs related to student wellbeing;
- Aggie Mental Health initiative: https://mentalhealth.ucdavis.edu/
- UC Davis Safe Party: https://safeparty.ucdavis.edu/
- Healthy UC Davis: https://healthy.ucdavis.edu/
- Free HIV Testing: https://lgbtqia.ucdavis.edu/support/STI-HIV-Prevention

Programs hosted under SHCS:
- Wellness To Go: shcs.ucdavis.edu/wellnesstogo
- Love Lab: https://shcs.ucdavis.edu/health-and-wellness/sexual-well-being/love-lab
- Helmet Hair, Don't Care!: https://shcs.ucdavis.edu/health-and-wellness/physical-activity/helmet-hair-dont-care

Cora Ballek, student employee at the UC Davis Sustainability office, assisted in compiling this credit response.

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