A wide range of wellness services are offered through Human Resource Services to UNI faculty and staff. The UNI Employee Wellness program offers free flu vaccinations, biometric health screenings and smoking cessation services to all employees. The program also includes an annual Benefits & Wellness fair, on-campus health and wellness challenges and educational learning opportunities.
Wellness & Recreation Services also offers employees the opportunity to use the on-site fitness facilities by paying an annual user fee. Employees have access to fitness and leisure classes, personal trainers, massages, adult and youth swim lessons, CPR and first aid classes, and over-the-counter products through the Student Health Clinic. Visit UNI Wellness & Recreation Services (WRS) for more information on the services offered.
UNI is committed to its support of the Cedar Falls Blue Zones Project™ and making our campus and community a happier, healthier place to work and live. The state-wide initiative encourages all Iowa communities to change their environments to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.
About Blue Zones®
Blue Zones® employs evidence-based ways to help people live longer, better lives. The Company's work is rooted in the New York Times best-selling books The Blue Zones and Thrive—both published by National Geographic. Blue Zones® takes a systematic, environmental approach to well-being which focuses on optimizing policy, building design, social networks, and the built environment. The Blue Zones Project™ is based on this innovative approach. The Blue Zones Project™ is a collaboration between Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Healthways to make Iowa #1 in the nation for well-being as measured by the Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index. The Blue Zones Project™ is the nation's first state-wide, comprehensive, well-being improvement initiative. For more information, please visit the Blue Zones Project website.
Sign up, pledge, and take action!
UNI is working towards becoming a certified Blue Zones Employer™ by implementing changes that will support our social, emotional, and physical health.This designation requires UNI actions to be coupled with employee participation and enthusiasm. In order to become a Blue Zones Employer™, at least 25% of UNI employee need to register and complete one personal pledge action. The pledges are small, easy steps you can make in your daily life that may provide lasting benefits to your overall health. Your personal information is confidential and UNI will not be able to view personal pledge items.
Blue Zones® Registration Steps
- Go to www.bluezonesproject.com
- Click "join the movement" in the top right corner.
- After entering your information, check the box that says "I have an organization code" - enter UNI
- After you register, you must complete at least one pledge action item in order to count towards the 25% of UNI employees needed to reach certification.
Contact Human Resource Services if you have questions about the registration process or Blue Zones®.
UNI Employee Wellness encourages all employees to participate in a free Biometric Health Screening. This newly expanded screening is offered through Wheaton Franciscan Wellness Services. All UNI employees are eligible for one (1) free screening per academic year. Spouses may sign up for $25.
Note: After April 26, the next screening date will be held in the Fall 2013.
For more information, please view the FAQ’s.
Appointments are limited! To schedule an appointment, contact Sandy Law in Human Resource Services at 273-2423. All appointments must be scheduled by April 19, 2013.
for offering Wellness opportunities on campus for all employees. I went
to my doctor for a routine check-up and took him my lab results from
the last biometric screening. He was impressed and pleased that I had
them already in hand and that this is offered at UNI. It sure is a lot
handier than having to go to a hospital lab before work, etc., and is a
very beneficial tool for monitoring one's health and any need for
changes in lifestyle or medical care."
-- Staff Member Testimonial