UC WorkStrong Program

The WorkStrong program is a UC system-wide initiative designed for those campus employees who have been injured on the job to reduce the risk of further injury and promote overall health and wellness.

This program was developed with the expertise and collaborative support of UC staff in wellness programs, occupational health and recreational sports. Each UC campus has its own unique program to suit the needs of the employees on its campus.

UC Davis’ WorkStrong program began in 2012, and has since grown. Following an initial referral by Sedgwick, a third party worker’s compensation company, participants are enrolled once evaluated by the Occupational Health physician. This process provides a continuity of care for patients that have been injured on the job as most first go through physical therapy on site before beginning the program. Once graduated, participants have access to all WorkStrong program offerings for free* to continue their recovery. 


Program Components

In response to COVID-19, all offerings have been moved to a virtual format. The program has shown positive results in active participants and the remote meetings and training sessions have been very successful. 
  • 24 personal training sessions (2/week)
  • Campus gym membership for 6 months**
  • Registered dietitian visit with 3 day food record analysis and follow-up
  • Stress Resilience Consultations

The WorkStrong program requires active participation in one’s own wellness. The effectiveness of the program is measured by and pre- and post- fitness testing measurements. In addition, participant testimonials are collected that describe how the WorkStrong program has contributed to ongoing behavior change.

*All services are covered by University of California, Office of the President (UCOP).

** COVID-19 update: 6 month membership may be redeemed when facility reopens


Our partners include:

  • Campus Recreation - providing professional trainers for WorkStrong participants and access to the ARC for 6 months.

All services are covered by University of California, Office of the President (UCOP).

Questions? Contact:

Keavagh Clift, MPH, CHWC
Special Services Program Manager

(530) 752-4561

Nicole Cartwright, CPT
ong Coordinator
Living Well

(530) 754-0127