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UMMC Everyday Wellness

edw_masthead.jpgUMMC Everyday Wellness, a program for UMMC employees, promotes awareness and education, provides motivation for positive behavior changes, and influences campus practices and policy to support a healthy environment.

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Mission

The University of Mississippi Medical Center's wellness mission is to foster a culture of health among employees.

Goals

  • Achieve a culture at UMMC that explicitly values health and wellness as a central part of the institutional mission.
  • Create a physical and cultural environment at UMMC that promotes healthy lifestyles.
  • Increase morale and productivity of employees and students.
  • Improve health status of employees and students.
  • Reduce utilization of non-preventive health care by employees, learners, and family members of employees and learners.
  • Convey the importance of health and wellness to learners who will then spread the commitment to prevention across the state when they graduate.
workplace-wellness-wheel---copy.jpgDescriptions of the above target areas include:
  • Physical Health and Fitness focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles, including nutrition, physical activity, tobacco cessation, etc.
  • Emotional/Mental Wellness focuses on promoting mental health, including stress reduction, substance abuse prevention and education about availability of resources for mental health screening and treatment.
  • Social Wellness focuses on promoting positive relationships and social connectedness both within and outside the workplace.
  • Intellectual/Professional Wellness focuses on identification and facilitation of opportunities for increasing knowledge, skills and career development.
  • Financial Wellness focuses on enhancing the ability of employees, learners and their family members to effectively manage their finances, including debt, retirement planning and benefits utilization.
Within each of these target areas are methods/approaches that will be utilized to meet the goals of each area, including:
  • Information
  • Motivation
  • Environment
  • Assessment