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.

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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.

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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 Wellness Coordinator Kathryn Flynn 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 Wellness Coordinator Kathryn Flynn (kaflynn@ucsc.edu) if you would like to be added to the email list to receive updates regarding the status of Weight Watchers.

For Program Information

Meet your Wellness Coordinator

Kathryn Flynn

Kathryn Flynn is a health coach specializing in employee wellness. She previously worked as the onsite health coach for the employees of an international entertainment corporation in Las Vegas, NV. She has taught high school and college health education classes and is a certified yoga instructor.  Kathryn has a Masters of Public Health, with an emphasis in Health Promotion, and completed her BA in Public Relations.  She loves practicing yoga and exploring the Northern California forests in her free time.  Stop by Barn H anytime you want to chat about health and wellness!

Contact Information

Employee Wellness is located in the Office of Risk Services in Barn H.

Funded by BSAS