University-Wide Initiatives

Dreams are powerful! Dreams provide drive, direction, and purpose. They can even be life changing. Healthy IU realizes pursing your dreams can sometimes be daunting, especially when life is happening all around you. The Dream BIG! program is designed to assist IU staff and faculty with attaining their dreams through monthly individual and group coaching support.

Thank you for the overwhelming interest in this program. We are currently planning for the upcoming cohort and hope to offer more opportunities in the future. 

Learn more about Dream Big here. 

Thursday, May 16, 2024
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Register for Summer Solutions: Maximizing Wellness During Summer Months

Join us for this WW webinar focused on maintaining your wellness goals during the summer months, where routines are often disrupted by holidays and vacations. Discover practical strategies to seamlessly integrate healthy habits into your summer routine, ensuring that you emerge from the season feeling energized, confident, and closer to your goals.

Hosted by WW Weight Watchers

Sunday, June 2, 2024
Noon – 2:00 PM (ET)
IUB, Indiana Memorial Stadium

Register for the National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration

Join us as we honor and celebrate the cancer survivors in our community! Food, sweet treats, and refreshments will be available. This family-friendly event will include kid activities, mini-reiki and massage sessions for survivors, music, and cancer resource experts from the community.

Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 2024
11:30 p.m. – 12:10 p.m. (ET)

Register for Tuning In: The Science of Listening (3-Part Series)

Sessions are 30 min with 10-15 min for optional Q&A. Register once, and choose to join one, two, or all three sessions!

Session 1: The Listening Dilemma! Balancing Silence and Noise Have you ever tried to have a conversation with somebody who wasn’t listening to you? Could you tell? What did they do? How did it feel? Listening that brings full, non-judgmental awareness of what someone is saying in the present moment is the hallmark of leading in work and in life. In this 30-minute session, you will learn strategies that help you tune in, listen, and learn about yourself and the people you interact with daily.

Session 2: The Art of Inquiry: Enhancing Listening Skills for Deeper Understanding Do you ask thoughtful questions to the people you engage with daily? Or do you generally ask questions that result in one-word responses? Environments that promote exploration, discovery, and meaningful interactions with people results from asking good questions. Please join us in this 30-minute session to learn more about open-ended inquiry and how to add powerful questions that help you connect meaningfully with others. The truth is that thoughtful responses come from, good thoughtful questions.

Session 3: Insightful Interactions: Understanding Self and Others' Perspectives Would the people you interact with say they feel heard when they talk to you? Would they say you make them feel cared for and supported? Reflective listening is a special type of listening that involves paying attention to the content and feeling expressed in another persons’ communication. Join this 30-minute webinar to engage in perceptive reflections that will help you foster empathy and meaningful connections with the people you engage with daily.

This series is presented by Vanessa Martinez Kercher, Ph.D., ACSM-EP, CHWC, FACSM, Assistant Professor, IUB School of Public Health, Health and Wellness Design Department

Thursdays, June 6 – July 25, 2024  (skipping July 4th and 11th)
11:30 – Noon (ET)

Join us this summer for Mid-day Yoga Stretch! We will use yoga-inspired moves to stretch and relieve stress mid-day. Drop-in when you can; no registration required. No need for a yoga mat. Please wear comfortable clothes.

Instructor: Betty Klein, Registered Yoga Teacher, Healthy IU

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Noon – 12:45 PM (ET)

Register for Managing Everyday Stressors for Parents

This session will offer suggestions for parents to better recognize and manage their everyday levels of stress. By first developing awareness to stress triggers, parents can become better managers of stress through proactive means. Join for this webinar plus Q&A time.

Presented by: Dr. Beth Trammell, PhD, HSPP; Associate Professor of Psychology, Indiana University East; Director, MA in Mental Health Counseling Program

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
11:00 AM – 11:45 PM (ET)

Register for Detecting and Tackling Feelings of Work Burnout

Are you or members of your team experiencing burnout at work? Come and learn more about how you can identify burnout in yourself and others to promote occupational health. Session is 30-min with 10-15 min for questions.

This session is presented by Julia Brunnemer, MPH, CHES, HWC, Doctoral Student in the Department of Health & Wellness Design, IUB School of Public Health

Wednesday, July 3 Noon-1pm (ET)

Wednesdays, July 10 – August 21 Noon-1pm (ET)

 Register for Mindful Way to Stress Reduction

This 8-week online course introduces mindfulness to effectively manage stress, improve relationship quality, and build capacity for healthy habits. It is an adaption of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a program established through research as the gold standard in mindfulness training in workplace and health-care settings. Our program adheres to similar standards and structure as the in-person MBSR program created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

This program focuses on:

  • Recognizing and addressing stressful situations effectively “on the spot”
  • Managing chronic stress
  • Improving focus and communication
  • Enhancing mind-body wellness

Employees are invited to the orientation, which is the first session, to assess if this class meets their needs. The class is free to employees who are willing to commit to attending the weekly sessions. Spouses on an IU medical plan are also eligible.

Facilitator: Linda F. Brown, PhD, HSPP, clinical psychologist and certified MBSR instructor

Tuesday, June 25, 2024
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM (ET)

Register for Physical Activity Stress Busters: The Physiology of Stress and the Role of Mindful Movement

Feeling stressed? Learn about the physiological mechanisms of stress and what you can do to engage in mindfulness through physical activity to combat stress!

This session is presented by Kathleen Heeter, MPH, Doctoral Student in the Department of Applied Health Sciences, IUB School of Public Health

Thursday, July 11, 2024
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (ET)

 Register for Feeling Like an Imposter

Imposter Syndrome is the experience of self-doubt that happens when we convince ourselves our successes are based on luck, timing, or other factors outside of our control, instead of embracing the fact that we're actually responsible for having made those successes happen.

This session will explore feeling like an imposter and introduce some strategies to overcome self-doubt and other confidence-busting behaviors and to take risks and ownership of your own success.

Presented by: Catherine Matthews, JD, Ph.D., Sr. Consultant, Talent and Organization Development, IU Human Resources.

Friday, July 12, 2024
2:30 – 3:00 PM (ET)

Register for Strategies for Injury Prevention: Navigating Potential Risks Across Menstrual Phases in Women

This presentation offers insights and strategies to help women avoid injuries during different phases of their menstrual cycle. It covers understanding hormonal influences, identifying vulnerable periods, and implementing practical measures for injury prevention.

This session is presented by Janelle Goss, DC, MS, in partnership with the IUB School of Public Health

Wednesday, July 17, 2024
2:00 – 2:45 PM (ET)

Register for Smartphone Wellness: Navigating Health Behaviors in the Digital Age

Discover how to pave the way for a healthier lifestyle in the digital age. Learn practical strategies to reclaim time for physical activity, mindfulness, and personal well-being, while also improving digital wellness and mental focus.

This session is presented by Janette Watkins MS, CSCS, CF-LV1, Doctoral Student in the Department of Kinesiology, IUB School of Public Health


Monday, August 5, 2024
1:00 - 1:45 PM (ET)

Register for Office Ergonomics

This session introduces employees to ergonomics and specifically, how to set up workstations in such a way that reduces the likelihood of developing a repetitive trauma injury. A recorded training will be viewed followed by a live Q&A session.

Presented by: Michelle Whited, Director for Occupational Safety and Hygiene, North Division, IU Environmental Health and Safety

Campus Specific Programs

Thursday, June 13, 2024
Noon – 2:00 PM (ET)

Register for QPR Suicide Prevention for First Responders, Peer Support and Helping Roles Training

What does QPR mean? QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

Preventing deaths by suicide may be part of the first responders’ job, but this training program’s focus is not only on preventing suicide deaths in the community where you work, but among your colleagues, friends, family, and co-workers. First responders continue to die by suicide at unacceptably high rates. This training is for those in peer support roles, helping professions, first responders, and non-professional natural helpers.

This training is offered by IU Prevention Insights

Tuesday, July 16, 2024
10:00 AM – Noon (ET)

Register for QPR Suicide Prevention for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families

What does QPR mean? QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

The training aims to prevent suicide deaths in the community where you work, but also among your colleagues, friends, family, and co-workers. This training is for service members, veterans, and their families.

This training is offered by IU Prevention Insights

Other Programs

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

There are four (4) 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

Click to see the monthly Care Talks

Watch these free, pre-recorded sessions of EAP’s most popular topics. 

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  • January - Healthy Habits: New Year's Resolutions

  • February - Resiliency: Building Resilience for Optimal Performance

  • March - Addiction Awareness: Understanding Addiction

  • April - Empathy: Compassion Fatigue

  • May - Mental Health 101: R U OK Overview for the Workplace

  • June - Understanding Diversity: Understanding Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging: What They Really Mean

  • July - Workplace Stress: Dealing with Difficult People

  • August - School-Life Balance: Navigating Return to School

  • September - Grief and Loss: Coping with Grief

  • October - Depression: Understanding Depression

  • November - Holiday Mental Health: Holiday Survival Guide

  • December - Boundaries: Healthy Workplace Relationships & Developing Supportive Connection

Learning to provide current IU staff, faculty, and students with access to an online library of more than 15,000 expert-led video tutorial and courses.  Expand and improve your business, technology and creative skills on your schedule, from any device, anywhere.

Access the learning library here.

If you are interested in accessing pre-recorded webinars on one of the following topics, please contact Healthy IU at

Topics include:

  • Parenting
  • Breastfeeding and Maternal Health
  • Aging and Caregiving Support
  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Belonging
  • Work + Life Navigation
  • Menopause
  • Compassion Culture and Self-Compassion

Year Round Programs

SupportLinc Employee Assistance Program (EAP), administered by CuraLinc Healthcare, is a confidential resource that provides 24/7 access to professional counseling and referrals.

Learn more about EAP here.

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

Learn more about WW here.

Offered throughout the year, excluding June & July. Sessions last approximately 1 hour.

Learn more about 1:1 Nutrition Counseling here.

Whether you have pre-diabetes, diabetes, or simply want to focus on prevention, there are resources at every stage.

Learn more about Diabetes Management here.

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. 

Learn more Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Management here

These webinars are designed to increase financial literacy while focusing on actionable steps to develop healthier financial habits. Open to all ages and career stages.

Learn more about the financial wellness series here.

These webinars are targeted to IU faculty and staff who are ready to learn how to prepare for the years and months leading up to retirement and navigate the transition from employee to retiree.

Learn more about Road to Retirement series here.

Tobacco Quitline

As many tobacco users know, kicking the habit is not easy. But success rates increase with every attempt to quit. There are resources and support systems to help you quit tobacco!

Learn more about tobacco cessation here.

Check out our events calendar!

Explore upcoming programs from Healthy IU, IU Human Resources, and our benefits vendors on our Events Calendar.