Employee Wellness Program
UC Santa Cruz Employee Wellness is here to support you on your wellness journey. As an employee, you can participate in a wide range of health and wellness programs designed to help you be healthy and stay motivated. We are dedicated to creating a positive, impactful, thriving culture of health and well-being throughout campus.
Our Mission is to provide UC Santa Cruz employees with a comprehensive, integrated health and wellness program that supports healthy, engaged employees and a productive work environment.
What is Wellness?
Wellness is a way of life. It is not just about the lack of disease; rather, it involves a balance of daily practices and lifestyle behaviors that address the body, mind and spirit.
You can think of wellness as a soup with many ingredients. In order to have a nourishing soup, ingredients need to be added to the broth and cooked together. If your soup is missing essential ingredients, it might not be as fulfilling. In terms of wellness, each “ingredient” represents a different component of your health; nutrition, physical activity, quality of sleep, stress management, and spirituality. As you “Cruz your way to wellness,” your goal is to find the right balance of each of these so you feel your best and experience the highest quality of life possible.
Health Education Classes
Beginning in early 2017, health education classes will be offered to employees. Classes will either be stand-alone or part of a series.
Lunch ‘n Learns
Are you interested in learning about a health-related topic while you enjoy your lunch with your coworkers? Contact Cindy Delgado to arrange your Lunch ‘n Learn today! Examples of topics include:
- “Say So Long to Stress”
- “Beat the Sugar Blues”
- “Eat for Energy”
- “Is Sitting the new Smoking?”
Weight Watchers Health Solutions for the Workplace
Coming to UCSC in early 2017! Email Cindy Delgado if you would like to be added to the email list to receive updates regarding the status of Weight Watchers.
UC Walks Day 2017
UC Walks is a systemwide UC Living Well program that is coordinated by the Wellness programs at each campus. Held in May, UC Walks promotes wellness and an active lifestyle by encouraging faculty, staff, and retirees to take just 30 minutes out of their day to walk.
Pledge to walk for 30 minutes during the work-day and join thousands of other faculty, staff and retirees from all the other University of California campuses across California as we all walk for our health and wellness, at the same time!
More information coming soon!
Program Contact Information
Employee Wellness is located in the Office of Risk Services in Barn H.