Pod Programs

Semel HCI’s seven thematic workgroups, called pods, work to promote the “healthy choice as the easy choice”. One way they do so through health & well-being programming in their area of work: built environment (BEWell), tobacco-free environment (BreatheWell), food and nutrition (EatWell), social well-being and relationships (EngageWell), mental health (MindWell), physical activity (MoveWell), and research (ResearchWell).

Click on one of the pods below to view programs in their area of work.

Other Programs

Diabetes Prevention Program

Semel HCI, in collaboration with FITWELL, offers the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) for students, faculty, staff, and UCLA Health System patients. UCLA DPP follows the guidelines for National Diabetes Prevention Programs, using a CDC-approved curriculum, trained lifestyle coaches, and group support over the course of a year.

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Semel HCI Small Grants Program

Semel HCI provides seed funding and support to student, staff, and faculty groups that provide programming across campus. The 2020-2021 Semel HCI funding application period for the 2020-2021 academic year is OPEN.