Health*Matters Wellness Program for Faculty and Staff provides links to reputable resources through various government, non-profit, medical and health associations.
For students, faculty and staff, UC Berkeley's wellness portal provides an interactive wellness wheel to identify the resources that can help you make wellness a priority.
Living Well portal page
Learn more about the other UC Campus Wellness Programs for faculty, staff, and students at the UC Living Well website.
Berkeley Wellness Letter
This 8-page newsletter from UCB's School of Public Health translates leading-edge research into practical information for daily living.
Special subscription rate for first time subscribers.
Health & Wellness Lecture Series
Find video and audio lnks to recent and past presentations, as well as a schedule of upcoming speakers for the Health and Wellness Lecture Series offered monthly. Topics related to health issues, personal well-being, and disability prevention and management.
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Promotion
The CDC's Healthy Living site provides a tremendous range of consumer health education and worksite wellness resources.
The HealthierUS initiative is a nation-wide effort to improve quality of life, prevent and reduce the costs of disease, and promote health and wellness. Learn how to: Make physical activity a part of your day, eat more healthy foods, and protect yourself and your family from illness.
Institutes of Health
Health information, news, and research
Department of Health & Human Services
The newest edition of Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a joint publication of the Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture.
to Lowering Blood Pressure with DASH Eating Plan (pdf)
From the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Insititute
Resource for understanding high blood pressure, keeping your blood pressure under control, and making key lifestyle changes, including the DASH eating plan, to lower your blood pressure. Also includes downloadable resources and written education materials available free of charge.
- American Cancer
Cancer information including cancer facts, prevention and detection, tobacco cessation guide, food and fitness information and information on getting involved in the fight against cancer.
Institute for Cancer Research
Scientific-based Information and recommendations for cancer prevention through diet and nutrition.
Downloadable publications and fact sheets about nutrition and cancer prevention, including high fiber, low fat recipes for your favorite foods.
A low-fat diet can help lower your cholesterol and reduce the risk for a heart attack. Included on this website are dietary recommendations plus heart-healthy recipes.
- American Diabetes
Information on diabetes control, prevention and research. Includes tips, recipes, exercise and nutrition information.
Great resource for a variety of health conditions, symptom checker, and drug information.
for Patient Care
Database of local, statewide and federal services and resources for the uninsured and underinsured including: Free or low cost healthcare services and programs,Community clinics (not-for-profit), Senior and Veterans programs, Maternal/Child health services, Prescription assistance, Homeless resources, and more.
Make your life an adventure - tips, recipes, message boards for healthy lifestyle.
Information on various health conditions.
Information, education, and research on headaches.
- Matters of the HeartLearn how to keep your heart beating healthy
and strong with these tips and guidelines for fitness and nutrition.
Health education information, helpful facts/tips, recipes, shopping & eating out tips for a healthy heart.
and Stroke Foundation
Create your blood pressure and healthy weight action plan.
Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Health Education Resources
Provides health assessment tools, recipes and health information by major chronic diseases.
Comprehensive information about strokes, including the most common signs and symptoms of having a stroke, treatment, rehabilitation and recovering, prevention, and caring for family members who have suffered from stroke. Also includes links to professional resources, clinical trial information, and other prevention programs.
- See Resources on Nutrition and Eating Well for an extensive referral list to nutrition websites addressing a healthy diet, meal planning, weight maintenance and specific topics such as cholesterol, cancer, diabetes, vegetarianism and more.
- See the CalWalks page for referrals to recommended resources to get started with being physically active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Sleep from Harvard
Healthy Sleep information from Harvard Medical School.
Resource to located accredited sleep centers
Disorders - MedLine Plus
Comprehensive overview of sleep disorders, tools, research, and news.
Information and resources about sleep.
Disclaimer: The information provided here is not intended to diagnose, treat or provide a second opinion on any health problem or disease. It is meant to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between an individual and his/her clinician.
Last reviewed: Fall 2010