Well-Being at U-M Resources for Faculty and Staff


Practicing healthy behaviors around physical activity, nutrition, sleep, substance use, preventive exams; managing chronic conditions.

Eating Well:

Weight Management:

  • U-M Metabolic Fitness Program: Program to reduce risk of Metabolic Syndrome, combining exercise, nutrition, stress management and strategies for behavior change. 24 week program (12 week option also available). By physician referral only; you must have 3 or more of the following: elevated blood pressure, elevated triglycerides, elevated blood sugar, low HDL, large abdominal girth
  • U-M Weight Management Program: long-term weight management for obese individuals. To qualify, patients must have one of the following: BMI>35, BMI>27 if Asian, or BMI>32 with a weight-related health condition (e.g. type 2 diabetes). This program entails 3 months of meal replacements, followed by a low-calorie diet and a tailored exercise program. You must have BCBSM, Blue Care Network, HAP, or Priority Healthy to be eligible; please note that not all insurance plans through the above insurers offer UM WMP as a covered benefit. Patients may be responsible for copays and meal replacements are not typically covered by insurance. 
  • Weight Management & Obesity Program: Implement lifestyle changes to aim for long-term weight management for qualifying obese individuals. 


  • Sleep Disorders Centers: Three locations for the diagnosis and treatment of patients who have trouble sleeping or with daytime alertness

Substance Use:

  • Tobacco Consultation Service: A variety of free tobacco treatment services and programs to help you quit
  • Alcohol Management Program: A confidential health education program for those with mild to moderate alcohol problems who want to drink less alcohol or none at all
  • Alcohol Management Fact Sheet: Information about how consumption of less alcohol can have many positive overall health benefits
  • UM Addiction Treatment Services: Personalized assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for those struggling with substance use disorders, including prescription medications, alcohol, and other drugs

Managing Chronic Conditions:

  • Back Pain: Tips and resources for managing back pain
  • Diabetes Prevention Program: Designed to help qualifying faculty and staff prevent diabetes
  • U-M MEND: Inpatient and outpatient services and education programs in the general area of endocrine and metabolic disorders (such as diabetes) from the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes (MEND) 
  • Cancer Prevention and Cancer Resources: Links to resources, including many offered by the Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Work-related Health:

  • Occupational Health Service: Assistance in the prevention, diagnoses, treatment, and rehabilitation of job-related illnesses and injuries
  • Ergonomics: Support and resources to improve your comfort and decrease risk of injury at work
  • Change in Ability to Work Resources: Confidential assistance for when you are experiencing a change in your ability to perform effectively at work, whether physical, mental, emotional, etc.
  • Work Connections: Illness and injury assistance

Miscellaneous Physical Well-being:

  • Health Education Resources: Programs and educational materials to meet your various health needs
  • Helping a Friend: Tips for starting a conversation with a friend about concerning behaviors, such as concerns about their well-being, depression, academic issues, drinking behaviors, etc.

 Emotional & Mental

Thriving while fully experiencing the diverse range of human emotions, experiences and vulnerabilities.


Living in, working in, and contributing to, safe, healthy, and sustainable environments.


Developing knowledge and skills for managing financial decisions.

  • University and Community Resources: Resources for financial assistance, housing, transportation assistance, debt counseling and more
  • TIAA and Fidelity: Access investment services, free one-on-one meetings and retirement planning from one of the university’s authorized retirement savings investment companies
  • Attend a live webinar: TIAA's interactive sessions are designed to give you practical, useful information on personal finance and long-term investing. Visit the Live Webinar Lounge to register. Adobe Flash may be required.
  • Planning for Retirement: Learn about how to determine when you are eligible for retirement, what happens to your benefits in retirement, and your income options in retirement 
  • Choosing Your Financial Planner: Tips for finding a financial planner who’s right for you 
  • Getting the Most Out of Your Health Care: Tools to help you make smart and cost-effective health care decisions 
  • Uniquely Michigan Deals: MCard deals and discounts available for faculty and staff 
  • PNC Bank and the U-M Credit Union: Customers can access resources available through U-M’s partner financial institution, including financial planning resources 
  • Social Security: See your Social Security balance, estimate your retirement benefits, and more 


Sustaining and increasing personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work.


Developing a sense of connection and belonging, having a well-developed support system, and contributing to a healthy inclusive community. 

  • U-M Events: Listing of the wide variety of activities going on all across the university 
  • U-M Athletic Events: Join the university community in cheering on the Wolverines 
  • U-M Musical Society: Performances ranging from jazz to Shakespeare to concerts from around the world
  • School of Music, Theater, and Dance: Performances by talented students performing their arts 
  • Meetup groups: brings people together to do, explore, teach and learn the things that help them come alive; choose from a wide variety of activities and subjects
  • Ann Arbor Ski and Social Club: year-round sports and social club
  • Next Door: Free, private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. Thousands of neighborhoods are already using Nextdoor to build happier, safer places to call home
  • MHealthy Champions: Help create a culture of health within your work area
  • Guest Assistance Program: Assists both adult and pediatric patients with the navigation of non-medical needs 


Pursuing knowledge and skill development. 


Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life.

  • Ann Arbor Observer City Guide to Religion and Spirituality
  • Reflection rooms around campus (please check with the facility to confirm availability)
  • Office of Decedent Affairs: Part of the Michigan Medicine Department of Social Work, ODA is the centralized point of contact for ongoing questions and concerns before, during, and after the death of a loved one. Call 734-232-4919, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email SocWk-ODA@med.umich.edu
  • When you need a quiet space for prayer and/or meditation, the following are available to you:
    • University Hospital Chapel, located on the second floor, room 2A215, near the Ford Amphitheater
    • Helen and Mike Vlasic Family Spiritual Care in C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital, located on second floor, near the Family Resource Center
    • Quiet rooms in the Cardiovascular Center are located on Floor 2 Room 2501, Floor 2A Room 001B, Floor 4 Room 4141
    • 8th floor chapel in UH South
  • UMHS Spiritual Care Department: 734-936-4041
  • 15 Minutes of Peace: Mott Spiritual Care Chapel; For patients, families, and faculty/staff; led by Imam Kamau Ayubbi, Wednesdays from 12 – 12:15 p.m. 
  • List of 2019/2020 Religious Holidays: This is not an inclusive list and there may be other holidays that pose conflicts 
  • Spiritual Care Resources throughout Michigan Medicine
  • Meditation events across campus
  • Meditation and yoga classes available through MHealthy
  • Connect to Community: An online portal that connects University of Michigan students, staff, and faculty to engagement opportunities with non-profits, schools and other community agencies