Wellness

As we work together “For the Gator Good” and support the University of Florida to achieve its mission to become a top ten public institution of higher education, the personal and professional development of our employees is critical for success. Our impact is greater when UF’s faculty and staff are performing at optimal levels, are able to be fully present, and are supported by a culture that values their health and wellbeing.

A 2012 review of 62 studies demonstrated that worksite health promotion programs can lead to an average 25 percent reduction each in sick leave, health care costs, and disability/workers’ compensation costs.1  Furthermore, higher perceived workplace health support is associated with higher productivity while at work. 2

In partnership with areas throughout campus, the UF Office of Human Resource Services develops and delivers wellness and work-life programming, outreach, and communications for faculty and staff.  For more information, please e-mail hrscommunications@ufl.edu or hrs-wellness@ad.ufl.edu, or call (352) 392-4626.

UF-UF Health Wellness

UF-UF Health Wellness, led by a joint committee, provides enhanced wellness opportunities for both organizations’ employees while exploring potential opportunities to maximize shared resources and expertise.

Wellness Wednesdays

These lunch and learn workshops are held on the first Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. in room 120 of the HR Building and are streamed live for those who are not able to join in person.

 

1 Chapman, L. S. (2012). Meta-evaluation of worksite health promotion economic return studies: 2012 update. The Art of Health Promotion, 26(4), TAHP-1-10.
2 Chen et al. (2015). Perceived workplace health support is associated with employee productivity. American Journal of Health Promotion, 29(3), 139-146.