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UK HR Health and Wellness Offers Virtual Well-being Check Ins

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2021) University of Kentucky employees will again have the opportunity to participate in free Check Ins offered by UK HR Health and Wellness. This year, because of COVID-19, the screenings are being conducted virtually. The Check In is part of a continuing campuswide initiative to improve the health and well-being of the UK community.

The 20-minute virtual appointments focus on aspects of well-being including:

  • stress/resilience;
  • exercise;
  • nutrition;
  • mental health;
  • sleep; and 
  • financial security.

Your appointment with a wellness adviser includes a review of a pre-completed questionnaire and guidance through each area to help you assess which areas are working in your life and which could use improvement. Then, you will discuss ways you can move forward to improve your well-being and what free and highly discounted services and programs led by UK’s dedicated health and wellness professionals are available to support you in taking your next steps.

Employees who participate in the Well-being Check In will be entered in a monthly drawing to win one of eight $200 cash prizes from that month.

To find your eligibility window, learn more about the Well-being Check Ins and register for your appointment on the UK HR Health and Wellness Dashboard, visit the Check In page.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.