The UHS Health Promotion Office emphasizes awareness of current health issues, prevention of disease and illness, and promotion of health and wellness. The primary goal of the Health Promotion Office is to provide opportunities for members of the University of Rochester community to develop health-promoting skills and attitudes necessary to make responsible decisions about personal health and health care.
The UHS Health Promotion Office is located on the second floor of the UHS Building on the River Campus. The Health Promotion Office is open weekdays throughout the year. Stop by and visit!
MPA, Associate Director, Health Promotion
585-273-5770, Room 227, UHS Building
Linda specializes in helping students learn about the services available through UHS. She is the advisor for the UR Student Health Advisory Committee (URSHAC), works with students on independent study projects, and provides leadership and guidance to the staff of HPO. Linda is also the conference planner for the New York State College Health Association.
585-273-5775, Room 228, UHS Building
Arlita helps plan the annual Sex and Chocolate Sexual Health Fair, arranges for HIV testing and other special events, maintains the inventory of health education brochures, coordinates the scheduling of Social Host Training sessions, and oversees the day-to-day operation of the office.
MS, Health Educator
585-273-5772, Room 225, UHS Building
Melissa teaches the Peer Health Advocacy course (HLS 216/217). In addition, Melissa is available to do health-related programming for student groups, residence halls, and fraternities and sororities. Melissa works closely with the Office of the Dean of Students, the University Intercessor, the University Counseling Center, and Residential Life.