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Ergonomics Program
Focuses on designing workstations, tools and tasks for safety, efficiency and comfort.  Efficient ergonomic designs and work practives reduce occupational injuries, discomfort and fatigue, and improve productivity and employee job satisfaction.

Family Care Resources
UC provides access to Bright Horizons Care Advantage, a web-based resource for finding childcare, eldercare, and other family care providers.

Statewide Wellbeing Initiative
The Systemwide Wellbeing Initiative unties faculty and staff across UC in its mission to improve our collective emotional, financial, nutritional and physical wellbeing.  By sponsoring programs, resources, and events, the initiative aims to provide and make easily accessible to all employees the tools and knowledge needed to lead a healthy and thriving life.

UC Walks
UC Walks is a systemwide wellbeing initiative program that is held annual by each campus.  UC Walks promote wellness and active lifestyle by encouraging faculty, staff and retirees to take time out of their day to walk.

Smoke and tobacco free
UC is committed to providing a tobacco-free environment.  To support the Smoke and Tobacco-Free Policy and help those who want to quit smoking.

UC Merced is committed to providing a drug-free learning and working environment for students and employees.  UC Merced's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Programs (DAAPP) are intended to support student and employee health, safety and security by increasing awareness, preventing abuse, and decreasing potential
drug and alcohol related crime.
INSIGHT Employee Assistance Program offers employees and their household dependents 3 counseling sessions every six months with a licensed professional to assist with work/life concerns. Employees are also entitled to a free 30-minute legal and financial consultation. All services are private and confidential.
The Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center at UCLA will be hosting a UC-wide free movie premiere of PLAYING FOR KEEPS, open to all University of California students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees from October 25-27!  PLAYING FOR KEEPS examines the importance of play and downtime for all of us - children, adults, senior, and animals.  It is a tapestry of interwoven characters that takes a look at the health benefits of play state as well as its recent decline in our lives. The premiere will be followed by a panel discussion on the power of play in building empathy, an important determinant of health equity. PLAYING FOR KEEPS will be available to watch only from 10/25 to 10/27.  Click here to RSVP.