Chapter 28 – UI Wellness
Effective August 2020, this policy has been revised. For individual changes, see the redlined version.
UI Wellness is a unit of University Human Resources that administers the liveWELL program to faculty and staff of The University of Iowa.
The mission of the liveWELL program is to “inspire a culture of well-being and campus excellence, providing employees with the opportunity to thrive.” liveWELL's health promotion efforts are comprised of awareness and education activities, behavior and lifestyle change programs, and the creation of supportive environments. A Personal Health Assessment (PHA) survey is the foundation of programmatic efforts, providing a tailored feedback report on health status and associated resources for faculty and staff members who complete the survey. One time per calendar year, eligible faculty and staff are encouraged to take this voluntary, 15-minute, online survey during work time. Aggregate data collected from the PHA provides the University with useful information to make sound decisions on health improvement programming to support health and productivity on campus. Health promotion is an investment in our human resources.