Employee Well-Being

2019 Health & Productivity Report

A great place to work helps employees feel purpose, energy, motivation, and satisfaction in their day-to-day work. University Human Resources Health & Productivity units provide services and support for a thriving employee experience.

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Helping University of Iowa employees and their families stay healthy and happy is job one for liveWELL, the Employee Assistance Program, and Family Services. Available services address every facet of well-being:
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Financial Well-Being

Browse a complete guide to financial well-being resources, or take a closer look at retirement planning, employee discounts, or flexible spending accounts.

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Physical Health

Look to free health coaching for personalized advice and motivation, or enjoy subsidized memberships at state-of-the-art recreation facilities.

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Workplace Wellness

Win grant funding for local initiatives, nominate Wellness Heroes, and get help coping with crisis or managing challenges facing supervisors.

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Family & Relationships

Find resources for child care and elder care, confront alcohol and substance abuse, or seek confidential help with any family or relationship concern.

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Emotional Support

Talk to us about free, short-term counseling, or find info about depression and anxiety, stress management, or grief and loss.

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Resilience Resources

Learn to develop skills for self-care, adaptability, emotional intelligence, and more, or boost your resilience through healthy sleep.

Employee Well-Being Events

What Are E-cigs & What Do They Do?

Monday, September 23, 2019, 6:30pm

Tom Eissenberg https://psychology.vcu.edu/people/faculty/eissenberg.html  will share his research on the topic of e-cigs and vaping.  Dr Eissenberg is a professor in the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Psychology and is the co-director of the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products.  His research involves developing and demonstrating methods to evaluate modified risk of tobacco/nicotine projects.  He will join us as a Visiting Scholar hosted by the Iowa Institute of Public…

What Are E-cigs & What Do They Do?

Healthiest State Annual Walk

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The University of Iowa is proud to participate for the 9th year in a row in the Annual Healthiest State Walk!  The Annual Walk is an opportunity for the entire University of Iowa community to join thousands of other Iowans statewide in walking for 30 minutes on October 2.  We hope you'll join us and be inspired to walk for 30 minutes not just on October 2, but every day! #GetYourWalkOn2019 #healthy campus I want to join a walk! By visiting the Iowa Healthiest State Walk website, you can…

Healthiest State Annual Walk

Finances of Caregiving (5 week series)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 3:30pm

Serving as a caregiver may stir up feelings of guilt as families struggle with what is best for the person in need and how it affects the rest of the family. Understanding your choices means knowing your current situation. The Finances of Caregiving, a course offered through Iowa State Extension and Outreach, will guide participants through finding and collecting that information. Materials and guidance will be provided to assist caregivers in protecting their assets and prepare for their…

Finances of Caregiving (5 week series)