Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.43
Liaison Wesley Enterline
Submission Date Nov. 13, 2018
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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Wesley Enterline
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning and Management
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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 Wisconsin-Whitewater is partnering with Well Wisconsin to present a worksite wellness program to faculty and staff on campus. Well Wisconsin will provide the opportunity to "get to know your numbers". This will be accomplished through health screenings and an online Personal Health Risk Assessment (HRA). The overall goal of this program is to not only bring awareness to personal wellness, but also to set a culture for improving the health among employees as a part of a community.

The organization Working for Whitewater’s Wellness seeks to increase longevity and quality of life utilizing the Blue Zones Principles by facilitating programs and partnerships to affect sustainable improvements for everyone in our community.

The University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) provides a wide variety of basic health information and resources geared toward students. The UHCS staff offers free speaking services on a wide variety of health and counseling services on health-related topics. They offer bulletin board kits for RA’s to use in residence halls to help educate students through passive displays. Scheduled events include Try It Tuesday, Campus Reflection Space, Cold & Flu Solutions, and the Great American Smokeout. Licensed massage therapy is also available to the campus for reasonable rates. In addition, trainer counselors offer individual, group, and couples counseling. Consultations with staff and referrals to community agencies are also available. Crisis intervention is also available. There are also resources for individuals to help with distressed students and to handle situations involving sexual assault and harassment.

The Employee Assistance Program at UW-Whitewater provides employees and their immediate family members with a free and confidential opportunity to address personal and work related concerns such as: Stress, Depression, Health, Anxiety, Marital/Family Difficulties, Alcohol and Other Drug Use, Workplace Difficulties, Financial Strain, and Grief. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater assures employees that those who consult with the EAP staff may do so on work time. Contact with the EAP is always voluntary and EAP records will not be kept as part of a personnel file. Contact with the EAP staff is free and confidential.

The University Health & Counseling Service (UHCS) Counseling Training Program is committed to the university teaching mission by providing a dynamic experience in support of the professional development of graduate students from the fields of Counseling, Psychology, and Social Work.

UHCS Trainees have the opportunity to enhance their intake, treatment, assessment, consultation, and documentation skills. Trainees are encouraged to co-facilitate a group with senior staff and participate in UHCS outreach activities.

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

W3: Working for Whitewater’s Wellness: http://www.w3wellness.org/

University Health and Counseling Services - Wellness Information: http://www.uww.edu/uhcs/wellness-information

University Health and Counseling Services - Counseling Services Available: http://www.uww.edu/uhcs/counseling-services/services-available

Employee Assistance Program: http://www.uww.edu/uhcs/counseling-services/employee-assistance-program

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