UWSA Education, Health and Wellness Resources
Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic October 8
A nurse from Home Health United will be available to give employees (and your family members) seasonal flu immunizations. Bring your health plan ID card and Home Health United will bill your plan directly. (If you are not insured, there will be a $30 charge.)
- What: A Flu Shot Clinic for the seasonal flu
- Where: 780 Regent Street, Room 211 & 212
- When: Tuesday October 8 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- How: Appointments are not necessary. First come first served.
Family members and children can be serviced, just make sure to bring insurance cards. There is limited supply of vaccine for children under the age of 4.
This year's flu shot includes the H1N1 in the seasonal shot so you only have to get one shot to get both seasonal and H1N1 vaccines
If you are not able to make it to the UWSA clinic, there are more clinics offered around UW Madison listed on the following page: http://www.uhs.wisc.edu/campus-health/uw-flu-shots.shtml
FluMist will be available
Health and Wellness Resources
Healthy Wisconsin People
Healthy Wisconsin People is dedicated to providing reliable health information for the residents of Wisconsin. The site features links to a broad range of health-related Web sites and organizations, with a special emphasis on health services for Wisconsinites.
Relaxation and Stress Management
For many of us, relaxation means zoning out in front of the TV at the end of a stressful day. But this does little to reduce the damaging effects of stress. To effectively combat stress, we need to activate the body's natural relaxation response. You can do this by practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, rhythmic exercise, and yoga. Fitting these activities into your life can help reduce everyday stress and boost your energy and mood. Learn more about stress and how to manage it at Medline Plus or visit the Help Guide.
The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. Toward this goal, the Center focuses its efforts on two primary objectives: advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans, and conduct applied research and analyses in nutrition and consumer economics. Visit their website to learn more about weight management, physical activity, healthy eating tips, and much more!
Gardening for a Healthy Diet and Physical Activity
Did you know gardening gets you out in the fresh air and sunshine, leads you to eat more fruits and vegetables, and is a great source of physical activity? Learn more about gardening though the American Community Gardening Association, whose mission is to build community by increasing and enhancing community gardening and greening across the United States and Canada.
Mitigating Health Threats and Promoting Best Practices
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s mission entails collaborating to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. Visit their website for more information on health and safety.
Different people need different resources as they try to quit smoking. The information and professional assistance available on Smokefree.gov can help to support both your immediate and long-term needs as you become, and remain, a nonsmoker.
Smokefree.gov allows you to choose the help that best fits your needs. You can get immediate assistance in the form of:
Like to bike? Madison and Dane County have an extensive set of bike trails that makes biking to work or for fun enjoyable and easy! Learn more by visiting the Dane County Map for Bicyclists.
Recreational Sports and Facility Access
As a UWSA employee you can obtain low-cost memberships to UW-Madison recreation sports facilities across the UW-Madison campus. To learn more, check out member services information.
Professional Development and Educational Opportunities
Courses and Seminars
The UW-Madison Office of Human Resource Development offers a variety of professional development courses and seminars that are available to UWSA employees for free or little cost. You can learn more by visiting their website or browsing the catalog of upcoming events.
Fully Prepared to Lead is a comprehensive, competency-based development program designed to help individuals master the knowledge, skills, and tools for effective leadership. Participation is free to UWSA employees and open to everyone--it is not limited to those in formal supervisory or management roles.
Supervisory and Management Courses and Contacts
Fully Prepared to Manage includes workshops, conferences, study, groups, and learning communities for aspiring, new, and experienced supervisors and managers.
Career-Related Educational Reimbursement
Employees with a half time or greater appointment are eligible to be reimbursed for up to 100% of the cost of one course (up to 5 credits) per semester at any state accredited public or private higher educational institution. Coursework at a UW System institution is encouraged. Employees must receive prior authorization from their supervisor. Approval will rely on the potential for the employee’s increase in knowledge and skills and availability of department funding. For more information on career-related educational reimbursement, see Educational Assistance for Faculty and Staff (G25).