Category: Feature

Using art to improve health outcomes

In the United States, you won’t find many doctors sending patients to choir practice or insurance companies covering painting class. But in the United Kingdom, the National Health Service’s Arts on Prescription connects patients to cultural activities that match their interests — and funds their participation.

Explore programs and resources to help manage stress

Ongoing stress left unchecked can lead us to feel less productive, less creative and more disengaged both at work and at home. While we might not be able to completely eliminate stress in our lives, the steps we take to develop healthy habits will positively impact us in the long run.

In recognition of Stress Awareness Month, we’ve compiled a list of resources provided by UF and Calm designed to help you manage the stress in your life.

Expand your horizons with the Employee Education Program

UF faculty and staff who wish to take college courses through the Employee Education Program, or EEP, during the summer semester are encouraged to visit the program website today for information on upcoming application, approval and registration deadlines.

Read our EEP spotlight to learn how the program supports UF employees’ growth and career development. You can also register to attend an EEP informational webinar on April 13.

UF Research provides Dimensions and Altmetric databases free to UF community

Earlier today, UF Vice President of Research David P. Norton, Ph.D., announced UF Research has made subscriptions to Digital Science’s Dimensions and Altmetric databases available for free to UF faculty, students, clinical researchers and staff through GatorLink authentication.

Explore summer training opportunities

UF Training and Organizational Development has released its summer schedule of personal and professional development courses. In addition to exploring courses thematically via the UFHR Learn & Grow website, you can also visit the digital training calendar to view upcoming trainings scheduled throughout the month.

April webinars to help you sharpen your financial skills

April is Financial Literacy Month, reminding us to invest in our financial health to empower ourselves now and to plan for a better future. In partnership with some of our UF experts on the topic, we’re pleased to offer eight webinars designed to help you improve your fiscal fitness.

Discover strategies for boosting your credit, information on UF savings plans, guidance on budgeting, tips on homebuying and much more.

Keep your identity secure, protect yourself from scams

This month, the Social Security Administration (SSA) held a Slam the Scam Day, where they shared tools to help you recognize Social Security-related scams. Below are SSA and UFIT resources to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from scammers.

Learn how to communicate strategically

The Strategic Communications Academy is a seven-month program in which participants develop next-level communication skills to build communities, communicate persuasively and drive positive change. The 2023 academy will be offered online from May 11 to Nov. 2, with participants meeting once a month for live online workshops that include engaging learning activities, coaching sessions with UF communications experts and professional networking opportunities. Registration closes April 21.

Florida Prepaid open enrollment now through April 30

The Florida Prepaid and the Florida Investment 529 Plans offer affordable ways to save for your child’s future college expenses, and convenient payroll deductions make saving even easier! Visit the Florida Prepaid web site or call (800) 552-4723 to find out more. Plan participants should contact Florida Prepaid for a payroll deduction form once enrolled in a plan.

Having trouble getting a good night’s sleep?

Consistent poor sleep quality can affect your long-term health, physical safety, mental health, work performance and overall happiness. To help you improve your sleep quality, and as part of Sleep Awareness Week, we’ve compiled a list of resources provided by UF and Calm to help you cozy up and fall asleep faster.

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