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Wellness Programs and Activities

–The UCR campus is closed. All on-campus events are cancelled until further notice. All in-person, non-essential gatherings on campus are suspended until further notice. Please visit the UCR Coronavirus ICOVID-19) webpage for information and updates. 

Take the Healthy Campus Survey

We are very excited with the level of involvement and participation from our UCR faculty, staff and students in support of UCR Healthy Campus. We want to ensure that the priorities, goals, and strategies meet the needs of our campus community.

To understand the impact of our Healthy Campus on health and wellbeing at UCR, we are conducting our annual survey. We are asking UCR faculty, staff, and students to take 10 minutes to complete the Healthy Campus survey by October 30, 2020. Participation is voluntary and all responses are anonymous.

For your time, we are offering a chance to enter into a drawing to win 1 of six $50 Barnes and Noble gift card.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact

If you would like to participate in this survey, click here.

Healthy Campus Third Annual Celebration

Healthy Campus Celebration banner

Join UCR Healthy Campus for our third annual celebration! This year we are highlighting various Healthy Campus projects, team members and ways to get involved. All UCR faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the Healthy Campus celebration.


Friday, October 23, 2021 | 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Celebration Activities

You are welcome to join any of the following activities at any time. Each activity will last 5 minutes.

  • Welcome
    Deborah Deas, Dean and Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences, School of Medicine
  • Healthy Campus Overview and Video
    Dr. Ann Cheney, Faculty, School of Medicine | Julie Chobdee, Wellness Program Coordinator
  • Quarantine Cooking Demo
    Professor Tamara Ho, Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Hydration Station On-Line Map
    Amanda Grey, Environmental Health & Safety | Salvador Olguin, Healthy Campus Intern
  • Zumba/Dance
    Tiffany Tallackson, Recreation Center
  • Substance Use and Addiction Activity
    Devon Sakamoto, Director, The Well
  • Live Kind Campaign
    Crystal Petrini, Department Manager, English & Philosophy | Amy Trinh, Healthy Campus Intern
  • Communications and Marketing
    Melanie Ramiro, Library Communications
    Karlee Labrador | Neha Loganda | Nitya Loganda
    Healthy Campus Communications and Marketing Student Leads
  • Stretch Session
    Ed Marchall, WorkStrong Coordinator
  • Setting Up an Ergonomic Workstation at Home
    Clyde Blackwelder, Ergonomist
  • Meditation – How to Reach Out for Help
    Sarah Gohn, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) | Connie Marmalejo, The Well.
  • Healthy Campus Interactive Polling
    Professor Esra Kurum, Statistics | Aaron Bushong, University Honors

Please post and share the Healthy Campus Celebration flyer.

UCR Healthy Campus is part of the larger systemwide UC Healthy Campus Network, across all 10 campuses working together to promote individual campus and systemwide changes to advance a culture of health and wellbeing across the University of California. The goal is “to make UC the healthiest place to work, learn and live.”

For more information, please contact



    Healthy Department Certification
    The UCR Healthy Department Certification program recognizes, celebrates, and rewards sustainably healthy departments. Through the Healthy Department Certification program, we will build a campus community that supports a culture of health, in which every department contributes to a safe and healthy workplace environment, encourages safe and healthy behaviors, and empowers leadership, faculty and staff to create an overall healthier UCR. For program information and application instructions, please visit the Healthy Department Certification webpage.
    Wellness Ambassadors
    Wellness Ambassadors play a vital role in supporting the promotion of health and well-being among UCR faculty and staff. Wellness Ambassadors serve as UCR’s key communicators of the Healthy Campus and Faculty and Staff Wellness Program, helping to direct employees to wellness programs, activities and resources. For more information about the Wellness Ambassador program and how to join, please visit the Wellness Ambassador webpage.
    Diabetes Prevention Program
    The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a 1-year lifestyle change program based on research led by the National Institutes of Health.  DPP is designed for non-diabetic, overweight individuals ages 18 and older who have pre-diabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes.  This program provides education, encouragement, and the tools necessary to help individuals reach their health goals. For more information about the DPP, please visit the Diabetes Prevention Program webpage.
    Bringing Fitness To You

    Mobile Fit is available for all faculty and staff who are interested in participating in a convenient on-site fitness program to improve overall health and wellness. To learn more about this program, please visit the MobileFit website.

    Go! Physical Activity
    Track your physical activity minutes or steps and earn prizes as you move your way to a healthier you! All UCR faculty, staff, and students are eligible to join and earn milestone rewards. For more information, please visit the Go! UCR Activity Tracking Program website.
    Move More 3-4
    Move More For 3 to 4 is an awareness messaging campaign sponsored by the UCR Faculty and Staff Wellness Program, Healthy Campus, Ergonomics Program, The Well and UCR Recreation. The goal of the campaign is to increase movement/activity throughout the day to promote better health, reduce ergonomic risks, and create a positive healthy culture change.