Helping you be your best

Wellness starts at home, but it takes a team. We ‘re here to support you in embracing positive change and healthy ways of being. Whether you’re looking to improve your diet, reduce your stress or step up your exercise routine, we want to help you be successful in building healthy habits.

Caring for our community

A man and his wife laugh together outdoors at an autumn festival. Colorful bunting decorate the garden. Groups of people chat and dance in the background.Health care is more than what happens inside your doctor’s office. It’s about making time for yourself. And your health. It’s about prioritizing your well-being and self-care every day. At UK HealthCare, we’re encouraging our neighbors across the state – through events and education – to be part of a healthier Kentucky. 

Events

Our Be Healthy Bash, organized by the UK Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, is a fall health fair featuring health screenings, helpful information and family-friendly activities, all set against the backdrop of the popular Southland Farmers Market.

Resources

The UK College of Agriculture provides nutritious recipes and handy resources to help you make smart dietary choices. These include:

The Learning Kitchen at UK Food Connection: This state-of-the-art kitchen on the UK campus promotes engagement with Kentucky’s agriculture and food systems. Try out these recipes for healthy whole-food options featuring Kentucky-grown foods.

Healthy Choices for Healthy Families: This bimonthly newsletter for families with limited resources has great content for everyone. It includes basic nutrition education as well as ideas for feeding a family and cooking with kids. 

Read more

Read our HealthMatters blog to stay up to date on the latest health and wellness stories from UK HealthCare, including nutrition and recipes.

Caring for our campus

University of Kentucky students walk across campus at sunset on their way to attend an event.We strive to help our students be empowered, healthy and academically successful.

UK HealthCare's University Health Service provides full-time UK students with access to unlimited, free medical visits.

UK Health and Well-Being, a unit of the UK Division of Student and Academic Life, fosters holistic well-being through engagement; collaboration; and inclusive, evidence-based initiatives that strengthen and improve health behavior.

Caring for our people

A group of women meditate indoors during a yoga class.We’re committed to helping our employees thrive.

The UK Human Resources office and UK HealthCare Integrative Medicine & Health offer a number of wellness programs to help employees optimize all aspects of their health:

  • UK’s registered dietitians offer guidance to help team members leverage their nutrition for optimal health. Check out their nutrition page for podcasts, blogs and healthy eating programs to help you improve your well-being through nutrition. 
  • Employees have access to dedicated fitness centers, group classes and exercise specialists to help them achieve their fitness and movement goals.
  • UK HealthCare Integrative Medicine & Health offers a holistic approach to care for employees and patients, providing services and classes such as massage, yoga and tai chi.
  • UK HR Health and Wellness offers employees on a health plan vouchers toward the cost of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share. CSA farmers, including the UK CSA project, offer a limited number of their produce shares for anyone in their local area to purchase in advance.

UK HealthCare's 2025 strategic plan provides a road map for achieving our vision: One community committed to creating a healthier Kentucky. We are committed to positively impacting our community and our Commonwealth by understanding and responding to health needs through engagement, outreach and collaboration.