University Health Service (UHS)
UHS Health Promotion Office
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 (Rooms 224, 225, 227, and 228) on the River Campus. The Health Promotion Office is open weekdays throughout the year.
Programs & Services for Students:
- Healthy Monday@ UR. Healthy Monday events are designed to help students adopt and maintain healthy and active lifestyles. For more information, check our Healthy Monday page on this web site and our Healthy Monday @ UR on Facebook.
- UR Healthy and Feel Fabulous in February! The UHS Health Promotion offers programming devoted to mental, physical, spiritual, sexual, and social well-being in September (UR Healthy) and in February (Feel Fabulous in February)! Check the Weekly Buzz and the UHS Health Promotion Office Facebook page and Twitter to find programs, events, and activities focused on health.
- SWARM (Students Wanting Alcohol Responsibly Monitored). SWARM is a program that encourages students to make an intentional decision to intervene in a situation that has the potential to be risky, dangerous, unhealthy, or an emergency. Contact the UHS Health Promotion Office to register for SWARM training for yourself or your group.
- Educational programs and workshops. The UHS Health Promotion Office works with student groups to offer health-related programs. If your group would like to co-sponsor a program with the UHS Health Promotion Office, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585-273-5775.
- Monthly InSTALLment. Every issue is filled with health information especially for students. Look for the Monthly InSTALLment in the bathroom stalls in the residence halls on campus. Each issue is also posted on this web site. If you have a question about the Monthly InSTALLment, write to Melissa Kelley, UHS Health Educator.
- Web-based health assessments and BASICS, a confidential alcohol assessment with Melissa Kelley, UHS Health Educator.
- Free brochures, fact sheets on a wide variety of health topics, and links to health-related web sites.
- Enrolling in the Peer Health Advocacy course (PH 216)
- Joining the UR Student Health Advisory Committee (URSHAC)
- Co-sponsoring health programs and/or events
- Collaborating with staff members on a specific project (e.g., presentation on a health topic, Sex & Chocolate Health Fair, PAWS for Stress Relief, Feel Fabulous in February Program)
- Taking an Independent study course with one of the staff members