Wellness & Work-Life
Penn offers innovative programs and policies that help cultivate a culture of wellness and total wellbeing across campus. Engaging in wellness and work-life resources support you year-round and through the changing stages of your life and career.
For eligible faculty and staff members, Penn Healthy You provides wellness opportunities including workshops, wellness walks, free fitness classes, and nutrition counseling to make healthy choices easier for you and your entire family. The annual Be in the Know wellness campaign provides incentives to learn more about your health status and take action steps to maintain or improve your wellbeing.
You can do more, and move more, too, thanks to our campus-wide collaboration with the Healthy Penn Partnership.
Penn’s award winning work-life programs help you balance the demands of work and home. Options like backup care for children and adults, lactation support services, flexible work schedules, senior care planning, and others help you thrive in all of life’s important roles. If you need more support, confidential counseling services from the Employee Assistance Program can help you manage changes and challenges as they arise.
Get Support for Your Life Goals
Penn offers an opportunity for work-life balance and this is extremely important to me.
Be in the Know
Penn’s 2017-2018 Be in the Know wellness campaign, part of Penn Healthy You, gives you an opportunity to improve your wellbeing while earning extra cash. This year, you can receive up to $300.*
Get Started with Your Free Biometric Screening
Take the first step to learning more about your health by registering now at www.hr.upenn.edu/beintheknow for your free, confidential biometric screening. Screenings are available at various Penn locations October 9 through November 21.
Penn provides programs to help individuals end their dependency on tobacco.
YMCA member discounts for Penn staff and faculty
Penn's Nursing Mothers Program provides support for new and expecting parents.
Wellness Events and Activities
Flexible Work Options
Plan Ahead: Strategies for Caregivers
Healthy Eating 101: Tips for Kids and Adults
Integrating Breastfeeding and Work
Caregiving and the Holidays: What to do when a Visit to Mom and Dad Raises Red Flags
Guided Meditation: Take a Breath and Relax
Nurturing Work-Life Integration as a Deliberate Practice: An Experiential Retreat