University of Oregon Health Center Mission:
The primary mission of the Health Center is to enhance the educational process by minimizing health related barriers to personal development and learning. Additional roles for the Health Center are to provide prevention, health promotion and educational services that enable students to take full advantage of their academic experiences and to serve as the medical resource for the university community.
Health Promotion’s Department Mission:
We work to develop healthy campus communities that support students in reaching their full potential by providing health promotion, education and prevention information and services. In addition we are committed to providing student leadership opportunities under the guidance of social justice within a public health framework.
Social Justice - Create equality in the social, economic, environmental, human rights, and cultural contributors to health and prevention of disease.
Public Health – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
Health Promotion Vision Statement:
The Health Promotion Department serves as a catalyst and works collaboratively with university and community partners to empower students and to move the campus towards social justice, healthy choices and risk reduction practices. Our work is driven by evidence based, theory-driven practices utilizing data to drive initiatives.
Health Promotion Values:
The Health Promotion Department embraces the University Health Center’s stated values in the strategic plan. These include:
- Multicultural competency
- Personal development
- Responsible stewardship
Health Promotion Services
- Nutrition education and advising
- Eating disorder support groups
All of the University of Oregon Campus is Smoke and Tobacco Free .
Take advantage of our services to support you in your cessation efforts.
Tobacco Cessation for UO students:
- Free nicotine replacement therapy for six weeks following a one on one meeting with one of our Peer Health Interns.
- Meet with a physician for a health screening and prescription medications.
- Get (reduced cost) over-the-counter cessation products at the UO pharmacy.
- Call the Oregon Tobacco Quit Line 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
Many health insurance programs also provide some free Nicotine Replacement products and counseling. Check with your insurance program to see what they offer.
If you are a UO employee looking for tobacco cessation services there are many free services provided to you and your eligible dependents 18 or older through PEBB's Free & Clear Program. Check out their website for all the details. http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/PEBB/freeandclear.shtml
If you would like a presentation or program for your classroom, student organization, residence hall or any other UO organization in any of the following topics: Alcohol, Sexual Health or Stress you can call 541-346-2728 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are looking for a program or presentation on Body Image or Nutrition, please contact Jessica Wilson, MS RD Dietitian, JLWilson@uoregon.edu
When you request a program, please give us at least two weeks notice.
For Resident Advisors: The Peer Health Educators will be asking the following questions when you call to schedule a program:
- Have you talked to the students you are planning the program for to engage them in the topic? What issues or topics are they most interested in learning?
- When are the students available? If it is in the evening, what nights do students have other commitments? How many students have committed to attending the presentation?
- Are there other individuals or organizations that you can collaborate with when planning this presentation?
- What space is available for the presentation? Is it a high traffic area with many distractions? If so, are there another space available with less distractions?
Peer Health Resource Office Services:
- Free condoms, lube, dental dams and finger cots
- Books, pamphlets, website information
- Free tobacco cessation services
- Educational health displays
- Free Safer Sex, Cold and Flu and Allergy packets
National College Health Assessment (NCHA)
The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is a survey, created by the American College Health Association, which asks college students about their health and health risk behaviors. For more information and data about UO students' health behaviors, click here to Download the 2012 NCHA Summary
Campus-wide Health Promotion Activities
“Like” our http://facebook.com/HealthyUO to find out our upcoming events and programming as well as Health Center services and other health information and health promotion activities being provided on campus and in the community.
Royalty Free Music in our presentations
The music we use in our presentations is supplied by the award winning library of royalty-free music from RoyaltyFreeMusic.com