The need for a wellness program at The University of Alabama was recognized by the Faculty/Staff Benefits Committee, the Faculty Senate, and administrators in April 2005. The Health Promotion & Wellness program was then proposed to integrate and coordinate currently available resources for wellness; assess the perceived needs of employees for health promotion, prevention, disease management and population health management; engage and establish a culture of wellness within The University of Alabama.
In January 2007, the Office of Health Promotion was established to create and sustain a culture of health and wellness within the University community, while responding to the needs of employee family members. In 2019 with an additional focus of promoting work-life balance, our office name was revised to Wellness and Work-Life, a part of the UA Department of Human Resources, reporting to the VP of Human Resources. We are located in the Employee Resource Center, 1515 Flint River Drive.
To be a nationally recognized leader of university health & wellness programs, united in our commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all served.
To create and sustain a culture of health and well-being for UA faculty and staff and their families through a quality program of teaching, research and services.
Our Health and Productivity Program Values
There are four core values that will have a positive impact on the health and well being of our employees, their families, and the University.