There are a number of ways students can get involved with the UHS Health Promotion Office. We are always looking for student input in our activities.
Opportunities include joining the UR Student Health Advisory Committee (URSHAC), enrolling in the Peer Health Advocacy class, completing an independent study course with one of our staff members, helping with a specific project, and working as a student staff member in the office.
URSHAC, which is chaired by students, offers students the opportunity to have an impact on the health care services offered for students. The committee meets with the Director of the University Health Service every two to three weeks to share ideas, offer suggestions, and discuss topics of concern to students. Contact Tristan Ford, URSHAC chair, or Linda Dudman, staff advisor, for more information.
Healthy Monday is a campus-wide movement designed to highlight activities and resources available in the campus community that can help students prioritize health on a weekly basis. If you are interested in partnering with Healthy Monday, contact Arlita Gleichman in the UHS Health Promotion Office.
Are you interested in learning more about health issues such as sexuality, prevention of STDs/HIV, stress, and alcohol use? Do you want to be able to share health information with your friends without sounding preachy or hypocritical? Then the Peer Health Advocacy course is for you! This course will focus on contemporary health and wellness issues for college students: alcohol, drugs, health literacy, interpersonal relationships, mental / emotional health, nutrition, physical activity, safe campus communities, sexual health, sleep, and stress. An introduction to the concepts, theory, and practice of health promotion and peer-based health advocacy will also be provided.
In addition, students will be challenged to grow as leaders by developing the necessary skills to become effective peer health advocates. Throughout the semester students will strategically develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive health promotion program on a health and wellness topic relevant to college-aged students. Upon completion of this course, students are eligible to become a member of the UHS Peer Health Advocate team.
The course is offered during the fall semester. For information, contact Amy Nadelen, UHS Health Educator.
Peer Health Advocates (PHAs) are student leaders who empower fellow students to make healthy lifestyle choices. They are trained to develop, promote, and provide health and wellness related outreach such as educational workshops, tabling events, and other health promotion programs. In addition, our team members serve as positive role models by committing to live healthy lifestyles themselves. (To be considered for the PHA team, applicants must have completed the Peer Health Advocacy course, PH 216, with a final grade of B or higher.)
For more information, read the position description or contact Amy Nadelen, UHS Health Educator, at email@example.com. Interested in becoming a member of our PHA team? Submit your application today.
The UHS Health Promotion Office staff members welcome and encourage the involvement of individual students and groups in the planning of projects, programs, and campus-wide health events. If you or your group is interested in collaborating with our office, contact Linda Dudman or Arlita Gleichman.
Students who would like to learn more about a specific health topic and/or strategy for reaching students can work with a staff member in the UHS Health Promotion Office. For more information, contact Linda Dudman.
Call us at 585-273-5775 or stop by our office. The UHS Health Promotion Office is located on the second floor of the UHS Building on the River Campus.
For more information, contact Linda Dudman in the UHS Health Promotion Office at (585) 273-5770 or firstname.lastname@example.org