UPA Tennessee

UPA Wellness

Here at UPA, we are proud and excited to be recognized as a Gold Status organization by the East Tennessee Wellness Roundtable. This award is sponsored by the Knox County Health Department and Tennessee Department of Health, and is granted to companies that exemplify excellence in worksite wellness by supporting a culture of wellness to improve the health and well-being of their team members.

This culture of wellness has also qualified UPA to be recognized by the Governor's Foundation for Health and Wellness as an official 2019 Healthier Tennessee Workplacedue.

In order to promote a culture of wellness, we offer free fitness classes and swipe card access to our on-site fitness center to all team members, as well as their spouses and dependents over the age of 18. For team members who are unable to conveniently use the Cedar Bluff, personalized workout program design and meal plan assistance is available.

UPA also encourages preventive exams and education. Team members can earn a significant discount on their 2020 medical insurance by completing a biometric screening with their primary care provider and the Cigna Health Risk Assessment by September 30, 2019.

Lunch and Learn Videos

As we seek to provide wellness education to all team members, this website will act as the primary platform for distribution of information. Medical center lunch and learns will be provided below as they occur, to provide learning opportunities about key aspects of wellbeing - from nutrition, to sleep, to cancer screenings, to budgeting, to burnout.

Stress Management

Dr. Rocio Huet, February 2019

It's Quitting Time

Dr. Clayton Bell, March 2019

How to Un-Desk Your Body

Amy Shafer and Cassidy Tipton, April 2019

Food as Medicine

Dr. Clayton Bell, John Morris, Virginia Turner, May 2019

Increase Sleep Quality and Recovery

Dr. Alex Cantafio, June 2019

Mindfulness in Medicine: Self-Care for Caregivers

Dr. David Patterson, July 2019

Healthy Families

Heather Kyle-Harmon, August 2019

Food Wars - Tips to Help Win the Battles

Beth LaFontaine, September 2019

Getting Fiscally Fit

David Topor, SOFA Chapter President, October 2019

Hope as a Holiday Gift

Brad Hood, Chaplain, December 2019

Reducing Stress and Promoting Mindfulness at Work

Amy Shafer, February 2020

Stress Management and Resilience Training

Dr. Rocio Huet, March 2020

Boosting Immunity Part 1

Boosting Immunity Part 2

Dr. Clayton Bell, May 2020

Beating the Quarantine 15

Janet Sieber, RD, June 2020

Family and Health

Patricia Roberson, PhD, July 2020


Wellness Events

Spring Into Wellness

This is a quarterly wellness challenge available to all team members. If you would like to participate, contact Katie Anderson at manderson2@utmck.edu.