Programs & Workshops

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

Spring/Summer 2018

  • Prevent Type 2 Diabetes (Online)

    Wednesdays, June 6-September 26
    12:30-1:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT

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    One out of every three adults has pre-diabetes. Are you or your spouse at risk? Answer a few questions to find out here:

    "Prevent Type 2 Diabetes" is a proven program to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes. If you're looking for guidance and support with making small lifestyle changes to prevent Type 2 diabetes, this program is for you!

    In this program, you will learn strategies that fit YOUR life in an expert-led, confidential, small-group setting. Examples of sessions in this 16-week program:

    • Simple lifestyle changes resulting in a healthy you
    • Food choices that make you feel great
    • How to take charge of what’s around you
    • Group motivation and individual mentoring

    Every day is a chance to live your best you! Register for Prevent Type 2 Diabetes today!

    Note: This program is intended for those who are pre-diabetic. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, visit

  • Mid-Day Mindfulness Drop-In

    Thursdays, May 24-June 28
    Noon-12:30 p.m. (CT)
    Hawthorn 469 - We will meet on the grass across from Dunes/corner of Raintree Hall if weather permits

    You are warmly welcome to participate in weekly 30-minute mindfulness practices. This is offered on a drop-in basis; you are invited to attend whenever it fits your needs and/or circumstances—no advance notice required. We hope you will benefit from this 30-minute span of stillness in the midst of your workday. 

    **Most sessions will be outside on mats – pending weather! On the grass across from the Dunes Medical Building/corner of Raintree Hall.

    Week 1: May 24: “Be In the Present Moment: Mindful Breathing”

    Week 2: May 31: “Becoming More Self-Aware: Body Scan”

    Week 3: June 7: “Creating Flow and Tranquility: Use of Mandalas”

    Week 4: June 14: “Restore Energy & Regain Focus: Body Mat Breathing & Body Movement”

    Week 5: June 21: “Decrease Physical & Mental Tension: Progressive Muscle Relaxation”

    Week 6: June 28: “Create Peace: Visual Imagery”

  • Choose Your Challenge

    Now through September 1, 2018

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    This summer, start your own wellness challenge in your department, or participate individually. Choose from the following Healthy IU challenge templates:

    • Wellness BINGO
    • Safety Scavenger Hunt
    • Daily Workstation Movements 
    • Sleep
    • Active Minutes 
    • Walking 

    Those who complete a challenge and fill out an evaluation survey will receive a Healthy IU drawstring bag as an incentive.


  • 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.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    The IU Employee Assistance Program is a voluntary program that provides professional, confidential counseling to help individuals bring their life into better balance, when day-to-day activities are interrupted by stress. Common reasons to use EAP services include:

    • Depression
    • Stress and anxiety
    • Conflict in the workplace
    • Drug and alcohol abuse
    • Family and marital problems
    • Grief and loss

    Learn more about IU EAP »

    IU EAP is offered through Human Resources.

  • Weight Talk Program

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

    The Weight Talk Program helps participants learn the skills to achieve and maintain a healthy weight for life. The program lasts six months. Program participants will be part of a private, online community in which they:

    • Complete e-lessons of topics ranging from navigating difficult situations and mastering the art of eating well to rebounding from lapses.
    • Track progress (a computer-linked pedometer is provided which allows you to upload data)
    • Interact and share with others (members only) online

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    Weight Talk is offered through Human Resources.

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