Healthier U

The Center supported public and private partners for Healthier U, a workplace wellness pilot program designed by state employees for state employees, in collaboration with management.

Project partners include Service Employees International Union Local 1000, State Controller, State Treasurer, California Department of Human Resources, California Public Employees’ Retirement System, Kaiser Permanente and the UC Berkeley Labor Center. Funding partners included Sierra Health Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation and The California Endowment.

The goal of Healthier U is to demonstrate that comprehensive workplace wellness programs designed in partnership with employees can be an effective tool to bending the health care cost curve through supporting and improving the health of state employees, and creating a worksite culture of health. If successful, Healthier U will be the model used to spread workplace wellness throughout state agencies.

Healthier U seeks to demonstrate that comprehensive workplace wellness programs can improve state workers’ health and slow the rise of employee health care costs.