April 1, 2019 - Governor Lamont Announces New Statewide Efforts to Confront Opioid Addiction and Save Lives.
“Our objective is to send a message of hope – that treatment options are available, and Connecticut cares about those suffering, their families, and the communities who are battling this epidemic,” DMHAS Commissioner Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon said. “We are working hard every day to ensure individuals have the support and care needed to overcome this deadly disease and to let them know that recovery is possible.”
The CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services LiveLOUD campaign offers support, encourages treatment and education on treatment options, directed to those who are actively using heroin or misusing prescription opioids, their families and communities. learn more...
The State of Connecticut offers the majority of the benefits for UConn employees; it is important for you to understand what benefits are available to you based on your appointment with the University, make informed choices, and use the plans to your best advantage.
Leave of Absence
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Other Leaves (American Red Cross Disaster Service Leave, Faculty Leaves (Sabbatical), Family Violence Leave, Military Leaves, Personal/Emergency Leaves, Voluntary Schedule Reduction Program)
The Employee Assistance Program is a confidential worksite based service available to all University faculty, staff and eligible family members. The Program provides professional assessment, brief counseling and/or timely referrals to community resources for multiple issues and concerns including, but not limited to:
- Job Stress, Relationship Problems, Anxiety / Worry / Depression
- Parenting and Family Concerns, Alcohol and Substance Misuse
- Eldercare / Caregiver Stress, Financial / Debt Counseling
- Communication Issues, Legal Questions
Other Resources and Support Groups
For Grieving Children and Adolescents
For Co-workers and Managers
Big Y's Wellness Team provides healthy nutrition and lifestyle information for a better you
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Credible Health Information
Eastern Highlights Health District
A non-profit organization preventing illness and promoting wellness from communities in Eastern Connecticut
American Diabetes Association
Medication planning in the event of an emergency
Information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years