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Submission Date Feb. 15, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Stephanie Hanenberg
Executive Director-Health and Wellness
Wellness Center
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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 :

The CU system has numerous wellness programs that staff and faculty can participate in. https://www.becolorado.org/programs/
The BeColorado program provides the tools, resources, environment, and motivation to enhance wellness, while adding to an evidence-based body of knowledge and strengthening a culture of health for employees. This includes blood test and blood pressure measurements and the ability to track progress. All professional employees who are enrolled in the university’s health insurance program can participate in the program and are paid $25 per month for twelve 30 minute workouts.

Confidential counseling, mediation for workplace disputes, emergency financial assistance, domestic violence services for staff and faculty.

Specifically on the UCCS campus the following is available:
UCCS Health Circle Clinics at the Lane Center provide the following for faculty and staff
Primary care and behavioral health services http://www.uccs.edu/healthcircle/primary-care-clinic.html

Center for Active Living- Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery group exercise, enhanced fitness, chronic disease management http://www.uccs.edu/healthcircle/center-for-active-living.html

Peak Nutrition offers personal counseling, workshops, and comprehensive assessments. Healthy recipes and health topics. http://www.uccs.edu/healthcircle/peak-nutrition-clinic.html

Aging Center- Psychological and neurological assessment and treatment for individuals and family members that are 55+ http://www.uccs.edu/healthcircle/aging-center.html

Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic- Specialized trauma recovery, trauma treatment, neuropsychological services http://www.uccs.edu/healthcircle/veterans-health-and-trauma-clinic.html

Personal trainers from Helen and Arthur E Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Applied Science free for selected faculty and staff each semester

The Recreation and Wellness Center is a unique collaborative and integrated health and wellness unit for students, faculty and staff. It includes medical, mental health, massage, chiropractic, nutrition, health and wellness promotion, and recreational services. The Recreation and Wellness Center is just over a year old and offers 4 gymnasiums, an elevated running track, state of the art fitness center with cardiovascular machines, weight machines, and free weights, an indoor pool with 4 lap lanes and a leisure swimming area including a slide and hot tub, 12 foot bouldering wall, two aerobics and dance room studios. Group fitness classes and personal training are options for members. In addition, there are over 10 intramural leagues, a free intramural tournament every week, and Student Outdoor Learning Experience (S.O.L.E.) Center outdoor trips for all experience levels. The Recreation Center also rents outdoor equipment at a low cost.
The Wellness Center includes a waiting room, medical exam rooms, therapy rooms, a teaching kitchen for cooking classes and dietitian appointments, a group therapy room, and space for massage and chiropractic services. Due to the integrated nature of the clinic, the patients are referred between medical, mental health, and dietitian services seamlessly and without hassle for the patient. The center hosts campus events such as health fairs and building expos to provide health screenings and teach healthy behaviors to campus, as well as promote their services. They also host two free cooking classes a month for students to learn how to prepare and cook healthy meals.

All students may use the UCCS Wellness Center for counseling, medical, and dietitian services. Appointments are $15 and the Wellness Center does not bill insurance, making these services available to all students regardless of insurance status. Student fees include the cost of the Recreation Center membership. Faculty and staff can use the Recreation Center after paying a membership fee. They can also utilize massage and chiropractic services with the Wellness Center.

The Work-Life Employee Discount Program offers all UCCS employees a variety of product and service discounts through our status as a state institution.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

There are many more resources for health and wellness available to staff, faculty, and students than are detailed above.

Students: Counseling Center: http://www.uccs.edu/counsel/index.html

Family Development Center- child care for ages 12 months to 5 years http://www.uccs.edu/fdc/our-center.html

Informal, Neutral, Confidential Problem Resolution http://www.uccs.edu/~ombuds/

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