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  • A few tips from Trinh Mai, LCSW, at the University of Utah Resiliency Center:
    • •Prioritize health as you’re able (protective practices, exercise, sleep, eat well)
    • •Take in the good as you’re able (spring flowers, connecting with loved ones at home and virtually, simplifying)
    • •Focus on what you can control in the present
    • •Consume news with intention (how much is needed? How much is depleting?)
  • Resiliency Center COVID-19 Wellbeing Resources
  • List of resources to support the U Health community in response to COVID-19
  • Taking care of mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic by U Health Public Affairs
  • Coping with COVID-19 uncertainty by the University Counseling Center
  • How to Stay Positive During COVID-19 by Doro Bush Koch
  • Take a Moment for a Meditation
  • Meditations for Providers with NPI's
  • How to Practice Mindfulness Right Now
  • Guided Meditations from the University Counseling Center
  • What is Social Distancing?
  • White Ribbons Show Support for Front-Line Medical Staff
  • Resiliency Center COVID-19 Wellbeing Resources
  • Communicating in the Time of Coronavirus
  • How to Rapidly Become a Virtual Clinician
  • Is This Normal? What to Do With the Stress in Your Body
  • How Humor, Hope, and Gratitude Can Make You More Resilient
  • How to Transition Between Work Time and Personal Time

  • Free ways to stay active at home during COVID-19-related gym closures
  • Exercise for Free During Quarantine With These Apps
  • Free Zoom Exercise Classes


    RedMed Employee Health Clinic

    • • Free clinic for all University of Utah employees (benefitted AND non-benefitted)
    • • Located in the Union Building on campus
    • • Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • • Same-day appointments are often available, and can be scheduled online

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    • • The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all University employees enrolled in an Employee Health Care Plan.
    • • EAP services are free to the employee and their dependents. There is no set limit on the number of sessions that can be provided through the EAP counselors.
    • • The EAP is a confidential counseling service that aids with concerns such as stress, anxiety, depression, personal or emotional issues, marital, relationship and family counseling, grief or loss, substance abuse, and other addictions.
    • • The EAP can also provide advice and referrals to help resolve financial or legal difficulties and senior care assistance.
    • • Crisis line support is available 24/7 at (801) 587-9319 or (800) 926-9619.

    Resiliency Center

    • • On-campus center designed to foster wellness and resilience for all employees within University of Utah Health
    • • Located in the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), 5th Floor, Room 5775
    • • Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., or by appointment

    Services include:

       •     Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

       •     Peer Support Program (institutional-level support to U of U Health employees during, or after adverse clinical events and other stressful situations like medical error or malpractice litigation)

       •     Programs such as Utah Advanced Communication Training (UACT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MSBR)

       •     Online self-assessments for burnout, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and substance abuse

    Wellness and Integrative Health on Pulse

    • • Wellness seed grants available in the amount of $100 - $1,000 for projects that will positively affect the wellness of you and your team
    • • Apply to be a Wellness and Integrative Health (WIH) Ambassador for your area
    • • Well Office Certification information and checklist
    • • Movement break demonstration videos
    • • Wellness in Action recognition forms to recognize a colleague

    Bright Horizons Back-Up Care

    • • The Bright Horizons Back-Up Care Advantage program offers high-quality temporary care to University of Utah Health families whenever your usual child, adult, and elder care arrangements are unavailable.
    • • Can use the program up to 10 times per year for a minimal copay
    • • If Bright Horizons is unable to provide back-up care on date requested, employees may be reimbursed up to $100 per day to find their own alternative care through the My CareAssist program.
    • • Visit the App Store or Google Play and search for “back-up care” to download the Back-Up Care app by Bright Horizons Family Solutions.

            To sign up for Bright Horizons Back-Up Care:

                1. Click on the “Not Signed up yet? Register Now.” link.

                2. On the next screen, enter your first-time username: UUHS.

                3. Then enter your first-time password: backup

                4. Click on “Verify Employer”.

                5. Follow instructions.

  • University of Utah Health BUCA Gifting Form

  • SafeU

    • • Links to report safety issues, such as: situations that may endanger public safety; crime or theft incidents; and environmental health and/or safety concerns
    • • Confidential support resources, including: Victim-Survivor Advocacy; Women’s Resource Center; and the University Counseling Center
    • • Bystander intervention and other training programs
    • • Request a safety escort or vehicle assistance (keys locked in car, car battery needs a jump start, etc.), by calling (801) 585-COPS.