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Health Promotion and Wellness Programs

With the beginning of a new year, many of us look forward to enjoying a happier, healthier lifestyle. To help in this effort, Penn offers a range of health promotion and wellness programs and services that promote and support physical and emotional health and well-being. They are designed to provide you with information and encouragement to pursue a healthier lifestyle for you and your whole family.

Visit the Human Resources website at for more information.

  • Health and Wellness Program--A range of health and wellness activities are offered throughout the year. Attend seminars facilitated by healthcare experts, view videos produced by premier healthcare organizations, and access an online newsletter with quarterly tips from Independence Blue Cross.

Upcoming video presentations: Butt Out--A Quit Smoking Video, Tuesday, February 25, noon-1 p.m.; Insomnia, Tuesday, April 8, noon-1 p.m. Upcoming seminar: Eating on the Run, Thursday, March 27, noon-1 p.m.

  • GlobalFit Discount Fitness Club Program--Employees can join any one of several area participating health clubs at a substantially discounted corporate rate. Call 1-800-294-1500 for details.
  • Fitness and Recreation Program--The Department of Recreation provides indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, recreational activities, and personal trainers.
  • Annual Health Fair--Held in the spring of each year, the Health Fair includes over 25 information tables and screenings (e.g., cholesterol, vision, blood pressure) provided by representatives from the University's Health System and other health service providers.
  • Flu Shots--Flu shots are provided in the fall at several locations across campus.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Work/Life Benefits--Benefits-eligible faculty and staff and their immediate family members can access free, confidential counseling and referral services and assistance with dependent care challenges. Contact PENN Behavioral Health at 1-888-321-4433.

--Division of Human Resources


  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 20, February 4, 2003