Employee Health and Wellness

The mission of the UNK Employee Health and Wellness Program is to provide an organized program intended to assist employees in making positive voluntary behavior changes. Reducing health risks and enhancing individual morality will create a positive, healthy work environment and community.

Introducing Well Balanced


After five years, we’re saying “so-long” to the Spark16 newsletter and making way for a new, more-dynamic wellness publication tailored exclusively for the needs of our employees.

Well Balanced. Cut through the Monkey Business: Tips for choosing the right food. Kill them with Kindness: Boost your wellbeing immediately. When life gives you lemons try them on a salad.

Well Balanced is an 8-page, full-color, fully-illustrated newsletter that is science-backed, hype-free, and centered on helping readers thrive in work and life. We’re sourcing new holistic wellness content from various experts around the country to take the guess work and confusion out of wellness messaging. Month after month, you can expect to receive essential information you are interested in—at the same time we’ll be helping to create a healthier culture within our organization.


The first issue will be sent in September. 

Other Fitness Opportunities at UNK

Community outreach efforts include (but are not limited to) personal and group exercise programs for adolescent athletes, personal and group exercise programs for adults in need for fitness or health related exercise.

Employee Assistant Program – Best Care

We would like to remind benefits eligible employees about one of the benefits available to you and your dependent family members: the Employee Assistance Program provided by Best Care. The benefit is twofold: short-term counseling and access to the Best Care website.

Best Care provides benefits eligible employees and dependent family members’ free short-term professional counseling sessions through Best Care’s network of licensed counselors. Short-term counseling is available in person, by phone or online.  For information, assistance, or to schedule an appointment, call (402) 354-8000 or (800) 801-4182 or visit http://www.bestcareeap.org.

Contact Human Resources at 8522 for login information.