Programs & Workshops

IU offers programs and workshops to help you live your best you.

Summer 2023

  • Choose Your Challenge

    Start anytime from May 1 to July 1, 2023

    Participate as an individual or create a team!

    Incentive: Receive a Healthy IU fanny pack (while supplies last) after completing your challenge

    (Incentive eligibility: Must be an IU employee or a spouse on an IU-sponsored medical plan. Must submit a challenge evaluation by July 28.)

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    This summer, you're in the driver's seat! Here's how to participate in Healthy IU’s Summer "Choose Your Challenge" program.

    1. Between May 1 and July 1, choose a Healthy IU wellness challenge that you’d like to participate in from this list of 12 templates. Topics range from physical activity to nutrition to financial wellness and more.
    2. Download the challenge tracker of your choice. Each tracker includes participation instructions.
    3. Participate and have fun! (Note: Mark your challenge end date on your calendar to complete the evaluation for your incentive as you will NOT receive reminders from Healthy IU.)
    4. Once you've completed your challenge, fill out the challenge evaluation to receive a Healthy IU fanny pack, while supplies last. (Note: Only IU employees and spouses on an IU-sponsored medical plan are eligible for the challenge incentive. Challenge evaluations must be completed by July 28.)
  • Understanding Perinatal PTSD and Postpartum Depression

    Thursday, May 25, 2023
    1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

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    This panel discussion will introduce and explore perinatal post-traumatic stress disorder and postpartum depression. Participants will walk away with a clear understanding of what these mental health conditions are, why they occur in some, and how to identify their common signs and symptoms. Participants will also learn how to have a conversation with their healthcare provider to get the treatment and support they need if they or a loved one is suffering from these conditions.

    Presenters: Maryann Chimhanda, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, IUSM; and Michelle L. Miller, PhD, HSPP, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, IUSM

  • National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration

    Sunday, June 4, 2023
    1:00-3:00 p.m. ET
    Park Tudor School at 7200 N. College Ave, Indianapolis

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    Join the 2nd annual National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration - Gather, Celebrate, Remember.

    Hosted by: IU Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center and End Lung Cancer Now


  • Understanding and Managing Menopause

    Wednesday, June 7, 2023
    Noon-1:00 p.m. ET

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    Menopause marks the beginning of a new era in a woman's life when her menstrual cycle will cease, and fertility ends. Women experience many changes when going through this stage in life. Therefore, it is natural to have questions. This webinar will discuss signs and symptoms and dispel myths regarding menopause. Participants will learn the benefits of medications and hormone therapy as well as other strategies for managing menopause.

    Presenter: Chemen Mzima Neal, MD, Associate Clinical Professor and Wellness Director, IUSM Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Aware Recovery Care: In-Home Addiction Treatment Program

    Wednesday, June 14, 2023
    11:00 a.m.-Noon ET

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    Supported by a specially-trained team of addiction professionals, Aware offers a best-in-class in-home addiction treatment program backed by both logic and data. Join us in this live panel discussion with Aware Recovery Care professionals who will share how their full continuum home-based care is a pioneer in the in-home mental health and substance use disorder treatment industry, representing true innovation. Participants will also learn about IU Benefits coverage for this program.

    Presenters: Brian Holzer, MD, MBA; David Wright , MSW, LSW, BIP-F; Maks Danilin

    To maintain privacy, workshop participants will have access to communicate with the panelist and host using the Zoom chat function; however, participants will not have access to view or communicate with other workshop participants.

  • Building a Resilient Team Amid Change: Addressing Anxiety at Work

    *Classes are full*

    Wednesday, June 28, 2023
    Tuesday, July 11, 2023

    1:00-4:00 p.m. ET

    *Classes are full*

    This virtual training shares strategies and resources for building an emotionally safe workplace and a resilient team. Leaders will learn how to spot rising anxiety levels among their team members; ease the concerns of employees who are overwhelmed or worried about the future and engage in effective conversations about emotions in uncertain times. This training will also illustrate how team members at all levels can work together to build an environment that fosters camaraderie, productivity, and calm. Each participant will receive a complimentary copy of the book, "Anxiety in the Workplace," by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton.

    NOTE: To attend this 3-hour training, please select ONE scheduled date when registering.

  • Diversity: Supporting LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Workplace

    Monday, July 17
    11:00 - noon (ET) / 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CT)

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    Today’s workforce is similar to a pot of stew - the blending of different food, seasonings, textures, flavors, and colors creates a wonderful outcome when combined. The workforce is made up of differences in various dimensions of diversity. The challenge is to understand and appreciate these differences. We must learn to work in harmony with people who may be different than us. Continuing with our Diversity in the Workplace series, participants will explore the general dynamics of diversity and inclusion with a specific focus on how to support LGBTQ+ individuals.

    Presented by SupportLinc EAP

  • Care Talks

    View Upcoming Care Talks

    Care Talks, by, provide advice and guidance from expert speakers to help you better care for yourself and your family.

    There are seven (7) Care Talks per month across seven themes:

    1. Confident Parenting
    2. Raising Children with Disabilities
    3. Caring for Aging Loved Ones
    4. Financial Wellness
    5. Your healthy Lifestyle
    6. Emotional Wellness
    7. Succeed at Work


  • SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program (EAP), administered by CuraLinc Healthcare, is a confidential resource that provides 24/7 access to professional counseling and referrals. SupportLinc’s licensed counselors can provide short-term assistance with issues such as:

    • grief and loss
    • substance abuse
    • marriage and relationship problems
    • depression
    • work-related pressures
    • stress and anxiety

    Eligibility: Services are provided at no cost to all employees, IU Residents, Graduate Appointees, Fellowship Recipients, and their household members. 

    Services include:

    • Unlimited 24/7/365 telephonic counseling with a professionally licensed counselor
    • Up to six face-to-face counseling sessions per issue, per year at no cost (sessions are held in-person or over secure video)
    • Access to comprehensive content and tools through SupportLinc’s website and eConnect® mobile app (Case sensitive username: iu)

    Learn more about EAP »


  • WW — Weight Watchers

    IU is excited to offer WW as a covered benefit, year-round, at no cost to you! Core and Premium options are available.

    Who can participate?

    The following individuals are eligible to participate in WW:

    • All benefit-eligible Academic and Staff employees; and
    • Spouses covered on an IU medical plan

    Visit to learn more and register!

    What options are available?

    WW provides science-based tools through nutrition education, social support, and healthy lifestyle habits like physical activity and stress management. WW delivers programming in two ways to fit your lifestyle:

    • Core — Digital Only (e-Tools): an easy-to-use app and website to track your food, movement, and weight goals; barcode scanner, restaurant items, and over 5,000 recipes; and expert chat available 24/7.
    • Premium — Workshops + Digital: offers access to workshops in the community (check WW Studio locations) and online, with guidance from a trained WW Coach and motivation from members who are on the same path. Additionally, this option provides access to all the digital tools.

    Attend a Private Virtual Workshop Exclusively for You and Your IU Colleagues

    IU employees have the option to attend weekly Virtual Workshops with familiar faces. Gather your fellow WW members and join a Coach for your healthy dose of guidance, inspiration, and support.

    To view the schedule and details, join IU’s Connect group by clicking here.

    Important: You must click the link from a mobile device to be directed to the Connect group.

    What is WW?

    A science-based approach that works
    WW has helped millions lose weight with the latest nutritional and behavior change science. 

    Smart tools in the palm of your hand
    Just tap the WW app for simple tracking, a barcode scanner, loads of recipes, 24/7 support...and more great weight loss tools to help you succeed!

    The power of community
    Share your journey and swap tips for success in our Workshops and on Connect, our members-only social platform.

    Enrollment Questions? Read the FAQs or contact

  • Diabetes Management

    IU-sponsored medical plan members with Type 1 or 2 diabetes have access to a diabetes management program. This voluntary program utilizes advanced technology from Livongo to help participants manage their diabetes and reduce out-of-pocket costs. Benefits of the program include access to no-cost tools, expert support, advanced monitoring with a connected Livongo glucometer, unlimited test strips/lancets, and more. All program costs are covered by the university. Program provided through IU Benefits.

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  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Management

    Livongo, available at no cost to IU medical plan members, helps you manage hypertension using a smart blood pressure monitor, personalized action plan, and expert coaching. 

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  • Tobacco Cessation

    Quit for Life Program

    Eligibility: Full-time academic and staff employees and spouses who are enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan

    The Quit For Life Program offers an integrated mix of support tools to help stop using tobacco products. The program is telephone based and accessible across all IU campuses. Participants have access to:

    • Five coaching calls with a “Quit Coach” to work with and set and reach a quit date
    • Nicotine replacement therapy (as needed)
    • One year of follow-up phone and web assistance

    Learn more about Quit for Life »

    Tobacco Cessation Prescription Benefits

    Eligibility: Anyone enrolled in an IU-sponsored medical plan

    IU employee medical plans cover 100 percent of the cost of tobacco cessation prescription and over-the-counter tobacco replacement products. Coverage is limited to a 180-day supply per covered individual per year. Covered prescriptions drugs include Chantix, Zyban (bupropion), and Nicotrol. Over-the-counter products require a prescription in order to be covered under the employee’s medical plan.

    These tobacco cessation resources are offered through Human Resources.

  • Virtual One-on-one Nutrition Counseling

    Offered throughout the year, excluding June & July
    Sessions last approx. 1 hour
    E-mail to schedule an appointment

    If you have questions about food, we have answers. Our wonderful registered dietitian (RD) can help you develop a plan to achieve your health goals. Sessions include personalized nutrition education on any topic of interest, including weight loss, heart-healthy eating, digestive health, and more. One-on-one nutritional counseling is available at no charge for all IU employees, their spouses on an IU-sponsored medical plan, and IU retirees by appointment.

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