According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans eat less than the recommended amounts of vegetables, fruits, whole-grains, dairy products and oils, and the typical American diet exceeds the recommended levels in calories from solid fats and added sugars, refined grains, sodium and saturated fat.
Nominations are being accepted for the university's annual MHealthy Ergonomics Awards for Departments.
Any faculty or staff member can nominate a department or unit for reducing ergonomic risk factors by adding new equipment, modifying equipment or redesigning work processes.
Voices of the Staff, a volunteer-based program that gives staff members a forum for sharing ideas and defining the campus community issues that matter most, is now accepting applications.
Apply to join Voices of the Staff by March 31.
Nominations are being accepted for the President's Staff Innovation Award, which recognizes individual staff members or teams whose big ideas and "outside The Cube" thinking help make the university a better, more inclusive community.
School of Social Work — Office of Student Services Team
Recipients of the annual Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award for University of Michigan staff were celebrated Tuesday at a breakfast ceremony in Palmer Commons.
The award recognizes individual staff members and teams for their extraordinary commitment and dedication to diversity at U-M.
Employees who have not done so already can consent now to receive an electronic PDF copy of their 2015 U-M Form W-2 instead of an identical mailed copy.
MHealthy has launched its annual Rewards program, encouraging qualifying, benefits-eligible faculty and staff to review their health and take action to maintain or improve it.
The university's employment policy for individuals with disabilities has been updated to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statements for 2015 will be available in January 2016 by one of two delivery methods.
Registration is now open for the 11th year of Active U, MHealthy's 12-week physical activity challenge. Each year, thousands at U-M look forward to the program as motivation to set their New Year's exercise goals and get moving with colleagues.
Registration for Kids Kare at Home, a sick-child and backup child care service for the U-M community, is now open.
For the second consecutive year, the University of Michigan has been named one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. The award recognizes employers that are committed to employee health and exceptional corporate wellness programming.
U-M StaffWorks is accepting submissions for poster and speaker sessions for its Best Practices and Technology conference to take place in spring 2016.
As part of U.S. health care reform, large employers like U-M are expanding access to health benefits.
MHealthy will launch two programs this month for university faculty and staff who are looking for tips and guidance on staying on a healthy track during the busy holiday season.
Registration is open for its popular "'Tis the Season" well-being webinar series, as well as the new "Holiday Drinking — Stop and Swap" email program.
Beginning Monday, MHealthy well-being experts take to Twitter and Facebook with a new series called "Ask the Expert."
+ 'ask the expert' weeks
Oct. 26-30 — Stress Less, featuring John Sonnega, Thrive! program manager
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu. U-M faculty and staff can receive their flu vaccination on campus without paying an out-of-pocket fee.
University departments and units in need of financial help to purchase equipment or redesign work processes to solve ergonomic issues can receive up to $5,000 in MHealthy ergonomics grant funds.
The Office of the Provost wishes to recognize exemplary staff at the Ann Arbor and U-M Health System campuses with the Candace J. Johnson Award for Staff Excellence.