Faculty Wellness Program
Wellness is a state of optimal well-being that is oriented toward maximizing an individual’s potential and health. This is a life-long process of moving towards enhancing your physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. Wellness programs include any attempts to change health-related behavior, and may assist individuals in health-related behavioral changes, informational messaging, or organizational policies designed to support healthy behavior and to improve health outcomes. Generally speaking, health promotion is defined as “the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health.” Wellness programs can include health fairs, health education, medical screenings, health coaching, weight management programs, wellness newsletters, offering healthy food options in vending machines, holding “walk and talk” meetings, and offering financial and other incentives for participation on-site fitness programs and/or facilities and educational programs, among many other options. Workplace wellness has been expanded over the past decade to encompass the overall creation of a “culture of health” within the organization.
2 DeVries, George Thomas III. (2010). Innovations in Workplace Wellness: Six New Tools to Enhance Programs and Maximize Employee Health and Productivity. Compensation & Benefits Review 2010 42:46.
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UAMS FACULTY WELLNESS PROGRAM
Launched in March, 2006, the Faculty Wellness Program supports the overall professional health of all our faculty. Promoting the vitality and health of faculty members forms the foundation for creating a thriving institution.
The service is directed by Ronald Salomon, M.D., a psychiatrist with interest in the overall well-being of health care providers. He provides confidential wellness consultations for UAMS Faculty.
FREE & CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES FOR UAMS/EMERGENCY CONTACTS
“Assistance for Students enrolled in the School of Medicine is available through their website at http://www.uams.edu/student_mentalhealth/.”
FACULTY AND HOUSE STAFF
- 24 hour emergency and crisis counseling: 501.686.7000 (Psychiatrist on-call)
- To make an appointment with Dr. Salomon please contact Laqueita A Hodge at 501.526.8286. Identify yourself to her as Faculty or House Staff (Interns, Residents, Fellows).
- For additional information regarding the HOUSE STAFF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE & ARKANSAS EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Click here
- EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
- EAP Office 501.686.2588
- Appointment in 72 hours/24 hour crisis counseling
- NDBH (New Directions Behavioral Health)
- First 6 visits free, 24 hour emergency line
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For questions related to the website or website content, please contact Dr. Wendy Ward at 501-364-3537.