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The mission of UNI Employee Well-being is to enhance the well-being of UNI faculty and staff through holistic programs and initiatives that support a healthy lifestyle and create a healthy environment in which to live and work. Employee Well-being team members are committed to providing diverse programs that strengthen and encourage habits of well-being and support a sense of community on campus. The UNI Well-being Committee meets monthly during the academic year with the UNI Health & Safety Committee.

A wide range of well-being services are offered through Human Resource Services to UNI faculty and staff. It is the Employee Well-being program's goal to provide employees with the tools, resources, and education necessary to improve and maintain well-being, both at home and at work.

Employee Well-being is a program through UNI Human Resource Services (HRS), which is a department in the Administration and Financial Services Division.

Facts about UNI Employee Well-being

  • The UNI Employee Well-being program offers free flu vaccinations and biometric health screenings to all employees.
  • The program also includes an annual Employee Benefits & Well-being Fair, on-campus health and well-being challenges and educational learning opportunities.
  • UNI Employee Well-being provides wellness services which are separate from Wellness & Recreation Services. WRS offers employees the opportunity to use the on-site fitness facilities by paying an annual user fee. Visit UNI Wellness & Recreation Services (WRS) for more information on the services offered.

Our Team

UNI Employee Well-being Team
Employee Position Title Email Address
Therese Callaghan Employee Well-being Coordinator


University of Northern Iowa is a Blue Zones™ Designated Worksite

UNI’s involvement in the Blue Zones Project™ began in the fall of 2012, with a pledge to assess its current well-being status and its current practices in the areas of leadership, purpose, habitat/physical environment, engagement/creation of social networks, policies & benefits, and well-being solutions. Following the assessment, worksite leaders at UNI selected actions most relevant to the university and committed to making the improvements needed to increase the long-term well-being of employees. Faculty, Staff, and Administration at UNI received guidance and support from the Blue Zones Project™ to implement the changes that would create a healthier campus community and continue to support the well-being of faculty and staff. UNI obtained designation on December 6, 2013 as an official Blue Zones Worksite™.

University of Northern Iowa receives Healthy Iowa Award

UNI received the Healthy Iowa College and University Award from the Healthiest State Initiative on April 16, 2014, in recognition for helping to lead Iowa’s charge in advancing well-being. The policies and practices implemented by UNI were acknowledged as resulting in sustainable environmental changes, which promote improvements in their employees’ well-being. The Healthy Iowa Awards Program is a component of the Healthiest State Initiative, which is a privately led public initiative with the goal of making Iowa the healthiest state in the nation by 2016.