|Submission Date||Oct. 12, 2018|
University of Washington, Seattle
PA-13: Wellness Program
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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 University of Washington takes a holistic approach to wellness and offers several layers of programming to meet employees where they are at:
The Whole U is a holistic employee engagement strategy that emphasizes community building, appreciation of the diverse lifestyles and interests of our faculty and staff, and participation in programs that promote healthy lifestyles and personal growth.
The UWellness program provides easy access to information and resources and focuses on increasing the awareness of health risks; promoting healthy lifestyles; providing opportunities and resources for lifestyle change; and fostering a workplace environment that promotes health.
UW CareLink - our faculty and staff assistance program - offers a wide range of services that can help employees manage through the different stages of life, develop a healthy lifestyle, create a quality work environment, and save time by providing easy access to trusted experts, including counselors, attorneys, financial advisors, and child and adult/elder care consultants.
Benefits-eligible employees participate in the state’s Smart Health program.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
In January 2018, the UW Daily published its first ever magazine titled "(UW)ellness)" in order to highlight the importance of wellness on our campus for students, faculty, and staff. The Daily intends to publish new issues of "(UW)ellness" each year.
The UW also has multiple active resilience and mindfulness initiatives underway. One of the most successful is the Resilience Lab coordinated by Undergraduate Affairs: http://webster.uaa.washington.edu/resilience/
Finally, in 2018 UW Housing & Food Services (HFS) opened a wellness-focused area of one of the main dining areas called Tero: