Programs and Events | Office of Wellness Education | UC Davis Health

Exploring Wellness

The Office of Wellness Education at UC Davis School of Medicine is addressing the often overlooked yet essential elements of whole person health.

We are committed to developing educational programs to support informed decisions about wellness for our patients and our community as well as professional education for our healthcare providers.

Programs and Events
  • FREE virtual education series

    Wellness Academy

    The Office of Wellness Education at the UC Davis School of Medicine is excited to present the inaugural Wellness Academy – a free virtual education series on wellness that is open to all!

    Learn reliable scientific and consensus-based wellness information that will help you make decisions to achieve optimal health. Experts will present lectures in areas affecting well-being, such as movement and resilience, healthy eating and agriculture, microbiome, and mindset.

    Each virtual session will take place from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. PDT on the following Saturdays:

    • Oct. 14, 2023
    • Oct. 21, 2023
    • Oct. 28, 2023
    • Nov. 4, 2023
    Learn more and register
  • lunch and learn

    Lunch and Learn Series

    Starting September 2023 - the Office of Wellness Education invites UC Davis Health learners to attend monthly “Lunch and Learn” sessions.

    Empower your patients to harness their own well-being and avoid preventable illness. We will present lectures on areas affecting well-being such as food, movement, mental wellness, environment, equity, pain, art and animals. 

    Learn how to promote informed decisions about wellness and guide your patients to optimized health.

    Email us for more information
  • Lecture

    Pain and Wellness

    The third lecture of the Winter 2023 Pain Matters Lecture Series addressed pain and wellness. Scott Fishman, director of the Center for Advancing Pain Relief and Office of Wellness Education, discussed:

    • The impact of pain on a person's lifestyle
    • Perspectives on lifestyles for reduced pain
    • How to make decisions to prevent pain and provide optimal quality of life
susan murin interim dean school of medicine
Our new Office of Wellness Education will enable UC Davis Health to redefine approaches to wellness and good health, and improve our community’s healthspan and quality of life.Susan Murin, interim dean of the UC Davis School of Medicine