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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 Wellness Apps Graphicenabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health.”[1] 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]

1 (World Health Organization. Health Promotion Glossary. http://www.who.int/hpr/NPH/docs/hp_glossary_en.pdf)

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.

Take time to explore your own level of wellness with this self-assessment!

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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 Justin Hunt, 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

UAMS FACULTY

  • 24 hour emergency 501.686.7000 (Psychiatrist on-call)
  • To make an appointment with Dr. Hunt please contact Tammy Demaio at 501.526.8140

HOUSE STAFF

  • 501.526.8286 *identify yourself as house staff*
  • 24 hour crisis counseling

STUDENT RESOURCES

  • 501.686.8408
  • 24 hour emergency 501.686.7000 (Psychiatrist on-call)

UAMS EMPLOYEES                                                                                                        

  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program)DOP Wellness Site
  • www.uams.edu/eap
  • EAP Office 501.686.2588
  • Appointment in 72 hours/24 hour crisis counseling

ACH EMPLOYEES

  • NDBH(New Directions Behavioral Health)
  • www.ndbh.com
  • 1.800.624.5544
  • First 6 visits free, 24 hour emergency line

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