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POWERUP Your Health & Wellness

The University of Houston wants to be your partner in meeting and exceeding your wellness lifestyle goals. A number of programs and services to support employee health and wellness can be found throughout the campus. These include work/life support resources offered through the POWER UP Employee Wellness Program, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and an array of on- and off- campus Employee Perks!

 

Lunch & Learn Wellbeing Series

This spring, bring your lunch and join us in the EDR Pavilion of the library, noon to 12:45 pm. for a variety of wellness Lunch and Learn workshops. These brown-bag lunch sessions typically occur twice a month. A schedule of dates and wellness topics can be found here.

 

ORR Suicide Prevention Training

You never know when you might encounter a student, friend or family member in need of immediate assistance.  Learn how to recognize someone who may be contemplating suicide and how to help.  Attend Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training offered by UH Counseling and Psychological Services throughout the spring semester, 12 -1 PM, in the Student Services Center 1.  For a complete schedule of training dates and to register, click here.

Retirement 101 Sessions

Gain a greater understanding of ORP and TRS retirement benefits, vesting and eligibility, as well as how to calculate TRS retirement benefits and much more.  For a calendar of training dates and times, click here.  Register online via PASS (HRT039).

Be Benefits Wise Sessions

Increase your knowledge of the benefits available to you as a UH employee including: Health, Dental, Vision, Optional Life Insurance, Short-and Long-term Disability and Long-term Care Insurance.  For a calendar of training dates and times, click here. Register online via PASS (HRT022).

Money Matters: Financial Wellness Series

Join us for this special series of financial wellness presentations designed to help you better manage your money and become familiar with different financial resources available to you.  

 

Mobile Mammograms

In February, The Rose will visit the UH ERP location to provide 3D/2D mobile mammography services to qualified UH employees.  Mobile Mammography creening will be offered to eligible UH employees with no co-pay or additional out-of-pocket expense on Fri. , Feb. 23, from 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM Register early!  To learn more, click here

UH Farmer's Market 

Organized by UH Dining Services and the Office of Sustainability, the UH Farmer’s Market returns this spring with a number of new vendors and other exciting surprises. Plan now to attend!  For more information including the dates, times and locations, click here.

 

Programs

Weight Watcher’s at Work - Freestyle

 

Join a new 12-week series of the Weight Watchers at Work program held every Thursday from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on campus! Meetings will occur throughout the spring in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center in the first floor Rotunda Room.  Membership includes meetings, program materials and access to online digital tools.

The Weight Watchers on campus program is open to faculty, staff and students and provides ongoing support, encouragement and the convenience of on-site meetings.  Twenty active members are required to hold meetings on campus, so register today! To learn more about WW’s new Freestyle program, click here.  To register and for more information contact Court Stein, Wellness Administrator at 713-743-1991 or email POWERUP@uh.edu.

 

real appeal

Real Appeal, is a free online weight loss program, designed to help you lose weight over time. The program helps you develop healthy habits that can lead to long-lasting results. Real Appeal is available at no cost to eligible BSBSTX HealthSelectSM employees, spouses and dependents 18 and older (excludes Medicare primary participants) with a BMI of 23 or higher. Visit www.BCBSTX.com and register for a Wellness on Target account, to learn more and enroll.

Naturally Slim, is a free online weight loss program, that focuses on how and when you’re eating versus what you are eating. This 10-week self-paced program is available at no cost to eligible BSBSTX HealthSelectSM employees, spouses and dependents 18 and older (excludes Medicare primary participants) with a BMI of 23 or higher. Visit www.BCBSTX.com and register for a Wellness on Target account, to learn more and enroll.

Wellness Coaching

Did you know that your HealthSelect insurance includes free wellness coaching? Learn more

BCBSTX HealthSelect

  • Blue Access for Members
  • Well on Target (WOT)
  • Blue Points

KelseyCare

Employee Assistance Program

 

  • MAPP 02.02.08 - Fitness Release Time and Wellness Leave

                To apply for and learn more about the Fitness Release Time & Wellness Leave Policy, click here.

                To apply for Approved Physical Activity status, click here.

  • MAPP 02.04.11 - Workplace Lactation/Breastfeeding
  • SAM 02.E.05 - Employee Assistance Program
  • SAM 02.E.08 - Employee Health Fitness and Education