- IU Health Fitness Facilities If you are an IU or IU Health employee (meaning your paycheck, online or paper, indicates that Indiana University or IU Health is your employer), you are eligible to join the employee fitness facilities at IU Health. The cost is $7.50 per biweekly pay, ($15 a month or $195 per year) and there is no initiation or cancellation fee. Membership includes access to the facilities in Fairbanks Hall (suite 1200), University Hospital (UH 0761), Methodist Hospital (AG 043). There is also a fitness facility in the IU Health Pathology Building, but that is only for the use of those who currently have access to that building. Contact Bryland Sutton (email@example.com or 962-8104) for orientation details, rules/regulations and the membership form.
- Weight Watchers at Work On-Campus Meeting With summer now here, you may want to lose a few pounds (or a lot of pounds). A Weight Watchers at Work program is available on campus in the School of Education and Social Work. Come learn about the new Weight Watchers Points Plus Program on Wednesdays from 12:45 to 1:30. Contact Valerie Decker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 274-5163 for the details. It’s easy to follow, and you can eat real food!
- IU Smoking Cessation Plan Smoking is a risk factor for lung, bladder, cervical, throat, esophagus, kidney, mouth, pancreatic and breast cancer, as well as for stroke and heart attack. For women smokers who are thinking of getting pregnant it is important to note that quitting will (1) increase the amount of oxygen your baby will get (2) decrease the chances of miscarriage and stillbirth (3) increase the chances that your baby’s lungs will work well (4) lower the risk that your baby will be born early (5) increase chances of having a normal-weight, healthy baby. If you’ve decided that enough is enough and want to quit, here’s a link to the IU Tobacco Cessation Plan - http://hr.iu.edu/benefits/cessation.html . To enroll, call 1-866-Quit-4-Life or visit http://www.freeclear.com/iu . If you have questions, feel free to call one of our Benefits Specialists at 274-4596.
- Employee Biometric Screenings Full-time employees eligible for health benefits through IU may receive an annual screening of height, weight, body mass index (bmi), blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels. Appointments are available throughout the year.
Spouses or same sex domestic partners (that qualify for health benefits) may also be screened. The spouse/domestic partner needs to bring the printed copy of the email to the clinic if not accompanied by the employee.
The screening may be done through your primary care provider also. If your screening is done by your personal healthcare provider, please submit either your Explanation of Benefits form, or download the verification form. The form is available on the Healthy IU website. See the website for Frequently Asked Questions.A taxable incentive payment of $100 (per person screened) is distributed via your paycheck after the screening is completed. Please call 278-5483 (LIVE) for an appointment after you receive your email from the Healthy IU program.
- Harvard risk assessments
A searchable database maintained by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health that includes information on conditions, diseases, wellness, drugs, supplements, and many other health-related resources.
- Mayo Clinic
A searchable database maintained by the Mayo Clinic that includes information on conditions, diseases, drugs, supplements, a symptom checker, a first-aid guide, and many other health topics and tools.
- Go Ask Alice!
A project of Columbia University, is a searchable question and answer database that contains health-related questions asked by students, parents, professionals, and others. If you don’t find the answer you need, anyone can pose a question anonymously. Topics include alcohol and other drugs, fitness and nutrition, emotional health, general health, sexuality, sexual health, and relationships.
- CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Site includes information on many diseases and conditions, health promotion, occupational health, travelers' health, and much more.
- What's your 10 year risk of having a heart attack?
The National Institute of Health has an online tool to tell you your risk level.
- The Bacchus & Gamma Peer Education Network
The BACCHUS Network is a university and community based network focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives, including alcohol abuse, impaired driving, sexual responsibility, safe spring break, and tobacco prevention and cessation.
- The National Women’s Health Information Center
Includes information and statistics on more than 800 topics in women’s health.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
- Online alcohol assessment
An alcohol assessment tool is available on the CAPS site or by going to psychcentral.com/disorders
- Join Together
A project of the Boston University School of Public Health, maintains a searchable database on treatment facilities so that you can find one convenient to you.
- College Drinking: Changing the Culture
Developed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to provide research-based information on issues related to alcohol abuse and binge drinking. Special sections included for college students, college parents, and college presidents. Includes an alcohol calorie calculator, an alcohol cost calculator, and a blood alcohol content calculator.
Includes a Virtual Bar to learn how drinking effects your blood alcohol content based on your gender, body weight, food intake, and what, how much, and how fast you drink.
- B.R.A.D. 21: Be Responsible About Drinking
Brad 21 was founded by the family and friends of a Michigan State University student who died of alcohol poisoning after celebrating his 21st birthday. This web site contains information about alcohol poisoning, blood alcohol content, drinking laws, and much more.
- Friends Drive Sober
A project of the Bacchus & Gamma Peer Education Network. Includes information about driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, a DUI cost calculator, and more.
- IUPUI Tobacco Policy
The main information source for the new campus tobacco policy.
- Just Think Twice
A project of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; includes information on the costs of drug use to society, facts and fiction, drug facts, and much more.
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Fact Sheets
Provides the facts about using alcohol without judgment.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
Provides fact sheets, statistics, and addiction information on a catalogue of drugs.
- Tobacco Free U
A project of the Bacchus & Gamma Peer Education Network. Includes information about tobacco use, secondhand smoke, cessation, and much more.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
- RAINN: Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network
A National Sexual Assault Network and Hotline.
- Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Includes information about services and resources for survivors.
- Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Includes information about programs, services, and legal issues.
- Julian Center
An Indianapolis shelter providing a broad range of services to women and children who are victims of abuse and assault.
- IUPUI Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
On-campus individual and couples counseling available to students on campus. An online screening for anxiety and depression is available.
- Stop a Suicide Today!
Includes warning signs of suicide, how to help a friend, facts on suicide, and information about suicide and mental illness.
- Mental Health Association in Marion County now called Mental Health America
Includes support groups, crisis and suicide intervention, referral services, and other programs.
- The Unabridged Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection
A collection of links to pamphlets created by many universities on topics such as anxiety, relationships, test-taking, and many others.
Nutrition and Food Safety
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Provides the dietary guidelines developed and updated every five years by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- Food Guide Pyramid
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s customizable Food Guide Pyramid based on Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator
- Interactive menu planner
- The Nutrition Source: Knowledge for Healthy Eating
An easy to understand site developed by the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition to make sense of research on nutrition.
- Online eating disorder assessment can be found on the CAPS site or at psychcentral.com/disorders/eating_disorders/
- Food Safety.gov
Provides detailed information on hand-washing, cross-contamination, cooking temperature, and other information to help prevent the spread of bacteria and illness in the kitchen.
- Fight BAC!
From the Partnership for Food Safety Education, this site provides detailed advice to keep food safe from bacteria, including cleaning, chilling, cooking, and separating.
- Chef D's College Student Cookbook
A collection of Cheap, Healthy, Easy, Fast, and Delicious recipes for college students compiled by IUPUI's own Dr. Drew Appleby and the members of his Student-Athlete Learning Communities from 2000-2005.
- Nutrition Information for On-Campus Chartwells Locations Visit the Chartwells web site for nutrition information for foods available at eateries across campus.
- IU Health Hazard Communication General Patient Care Quick Reference and Comprehensive Manual
Hazards are listed by chemical beginning on page 4.
- Exposure to Blood: What Healthcare Personnel Need to Know
CDC booklet updated July 2003
- Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005
Links to the December 30, 2005 MMWR.
- IUPUI Bloodborne Pathogens Handbook
Developed by the IUPUI Department of Environmental Health and Safety.
- IUPUI Laboratory Safety Handbook
Developed by the IUPUI Department of Environmental Health and Safety.
- Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Search
A list of MSDS databases compiled by the IUPUI Department of Environmental Health and Safety.
- OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
Describes the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard (29CFR1910.1030) set forth by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
- U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis
Links to the June 29, 2001 MMWR.
- U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis
Links to the September 30, 2005 MMWR.
Sexual Health and Pregnancy
- CDC: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
The STD section of the CDC’s web sites provides fact sheets on sexually transmitted diseases/infections and surveillance data.
- Afraid to Ask
Provides detailed information and pictures of sexually transmitted infections.
- American Social Health Association
Includes fact sheets and statistics about STDs/STIs. Information about using a condom is also provided.
- Smarter Sex.org
A project of the Bacchus & Gamma Peer Education Network. Includes information about safer sex, HIV and AIDS, STDs and infections, date rape, abstinence, contraception, and healthy relationships.
- Planned Parenthood
Provides information about birth control, emergency contraception, abortion, adoption, men’s health, parenting, pregnancy, sexual healthy, STDs/STIs, women’s health, etc. Planned Parenthood of Indiana contains information about services available in Indiana (including prevention and pregnancy options).
A project of the Office of Population Research at Princeton University and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals. Includes information about the basics of emergency contraception, frequently asked questions, where emergency contraception is available in the U.S., and what brands of birth control pills can be used for emergency contraception.
- Clinic for Women
An Indianapolis clinic that provides a pregnancy options workbook, pregnancy terminations through the first trimester, free pregnancy testing, and ultrasound. Family planning options, supplies, and exams are also available by appointment.
- Adoptions of Indiana
Includes services for expectant women considering adoption.
- St Elizabeth/Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption Services
Includes services for birth mothers and a residential program for those up to the age of 18.
- Independent Adoption Center
An open adoption agency that includes services for birth mothers.
- Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
The Division of Family Resources county offices can provide information about adoption and other services within your area.