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.

Our Vision

To be a nationally recognized leader of university health & wellness programs, united in our commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all served.

Our Mission

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.