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Wellness Ambassador Program

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Wellness Ambassadors serve as representatives of the UC Davis Staff and Faculty Health and Well-being program while supporting and engaging their colleagues in wellness messaging, programs, activities and resources.


Support the Wellness Ambassador Program


Not sure if your department has a Wellness Ambassador? Find out here! If you have any questions, please email:

Roles and Responsibilites:

  • Market, publicize and recruit staff and faculty to participate in health and well-being activities and programming on campus
  • Identify potential ideas, strategies & programs for enhancing well-being and a healthy culture/work environment
  • Develop health and well-being initiatives in your unit (e.g., use bulletin boards, develop a healthy potluck day, schedule a guest speaker or activity, walking group, etc.)
  • Share your success stories and metrics with us
  • Provide the Activity Release Waiver for participants in your group and keep a file of completed forms (required by Risk Management for physical activities)

Interested in becoming a Wellness Ambassador for your department? Fill out this application!
This is a voluntary role to help drive employee participation and engagement in health and wellness related activities. The average time commitment is 40 minutes per month. Ambassadors are encouraged to discuss their role with their supervisor.

Learn more about the UC Davis Workplace Flexibility policy

Wellness Ambassador Mini Grants!

Wellness Ambassador Mini Grants are back! If you didn't receive grant funds in Fall 2018, apply for up to $500 to support health and well-being in your department! All Wellness Ambassadors who want to apply for a grant this Spring must first complete a Needs Assessment. A sample assessment and additional information can be found here. Apply for the grant online here!

Grants open: February 4 – 22
Awarded by: March 22
Funds must be spent by June 1

Wellness Ambassador Quarterly Trainings - SAVE THE DATE

Save the Date!

Spring 2019

UCD Campus - Monday, April 22, noon - 1pm, Hoagland Hall 130
UCD Health - Tuesday, April. 23, noon - 1pm, Med Education Building CHT 1333

Spring 2019 Training RSVP

Wellness Ambassador of The Month

Wellness Ambassador of the Month
"This program has allowed me to connect with people and learn more about their lives. It’s a great way to grow together." Wellness Ambassador of the Month, Sarah Arensoff. Read more about her here!

September 2017 - Rose Cabral
October 2017 - Gina Flaharty
November 2017 - Gia Hellwig
December 2017 - Cornel Wade
January 2018 - Patricia Covington Fleming and Stacey Sheehan
February 2018 - Ashley Odell
March 2018 - Rebecca Grunewald
April 2018 - Suzette Smiley-Jewell
May 2018 - Maureen Craig
June 2018 - Maria Tuccori
Summer 2018 - Emily J McDaniel
September 2018 - Christopher Loureiro
October 2018 - Sanne Stark Fettinger
November 2018 - Renee Cardinale
December 2018 - Jason Masino
January 2019 - Lisa Laughter
February 2019 - Sarah Arsenoff

Wellness Mini-Grant Feature of the Month

The Gourley Clinical Teaching Center was able to use their Mini-Grant funds to integrate physical, mental, and social wellness into new department health initiatives.  Read about it here.

September 2017 - Department of Public Health Sciences
October 2017 - UC CalFresh
November 2017 - The Center for Health and the Environment
December 2017 - Central Human Resources 
January 2018 - Office of Research - IRB Administration
February 2018 - Arts Administrative Group
March 2018 - Office of Medical Education
April 2018 - Department of Development and Alumni Relations
May 2018 - The Internship and Career Center
June 2018 - Student Health and Counseling Services
Summer 2018 - Campus Recreation
September 2018 - Anthropology

November 2018 - Fire Department 
December 2018 - Radiation Oncology

Wellness Ambassador Newsletter Archive: 2019

January 2019