Fall 2010 Newsletter
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
UMD Human Resources offers training and workshops related to professional development, supervisory development, personal development, wellness, health and safety.
HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR
Thursday, November 4, Ballroom, 10:00-3:00
Whether it's choosing the medical/dental plan option during Open Enrollment that's right for you, picking the right investment, or learning about your benefits, the University wellness initiatives, wellness and safety related issues, you will find helpful information at the Fair.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
St. Luke's EAP provides assessment and referral services to promote the health of employees and their immediate family members and use as a preventative service and crisis intervention service for personal and job-related problems. Available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, to make an appointment or for information: 188.8.131.5277 or 1-888-355-8495.
What is EAP? When is EAP right for me? What types of problems can EAP help me resolve? For all your EAP questions, see http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/newsletters/eap-whatiseap.pdf
EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER (EHWC) - http://www.d.umn.edu/umdwellness/
The Employee Health and Wellness Center was created to help UPlan members and their dependents who are UPlan members become more healthy. Services are low-cost or free to eligible UPlan members. EHWC consists of QuickCare Clinic, Medication Therapy Management Clinic and Health Coaching.
The EHWC team are working to ensure folks that are eligible for the free services are aware of it and know how to access it. As part of this effort, the EHWC team is requesting 5 minutes of time at the beginning of your upcoming department/staff meeting to explain their services. Call Pat Trachte at 726-8666 to schedule.
QuickCare Clinic is a clinic for UMD employees, spouses/same-sex domestic partners, and dependent children. An experienced nurse practitioner provides basic services such as treating ear pain and strep, to immunizations. Co-pay is $5.00.
Medication Therapy Management Clinic (MTM) is a service offered at no cost to eligible UPlan participants. MTM helps create a partnership between you, your physician and a trained pharmacist, who work together to ensure all of your medications are necessary, safe, effective and convenient.
Health coaching - The health coach provides unbiased information to assist you with the development of a personalized wellness plan to effectively change behavior. After completing the UPlan Wellness Assessment, http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/wellness/healthconnections/index.html. University employees and their spouses or same-sex domestic partners (if covered by the UPlan Medical Program) can each earn another $65 wellness reward by completing the Health Coaching program as required.
UMD TOBACCO/SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM (TSCP)
Open to all employees. If you're looking to quit, the UMD Tobacco/Smoking Cessation program is here to help. Our team of health professionals will assist you in creating a customized plan to become tobacco free. We will support you along the way with guidance from a qualified health educator, prescriptions for tobacco cessation medications, and medication counseling from a qualified pharmacist. The counseling program is free for UMD faculty, staff, and their families.
UMD EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM INITIATIVES
Losing Battle Challenge, http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/losingbattle/
Weight Watchers at Work, http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/weightwatchers/
Farmers Market at UMD, http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/farmersmarket/
Tobacco/Smoking Cessation Program, http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/tscp.htm
Health Improvement Program, http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/hip/
A list of Duluth area businesses providing discounts to UMD employees and students as well as a link to the UofM USave Discount.
University of Minnesota USave Discounts available to University employees.