Health Promotion

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:

ducks kick butt groupWe 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:

  • Collaboration
  • Community
  • Compassion
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Multicultural competency
  • Personal development
  • Responsible stewardship

Health Promotion Services

Nutrition Services:

  • Nutrition education and advising
  • Eating disorder support groups
  • Presentations


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 Services for UO students:

  • Free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) following an individual meeting with our Health Promotion Specialist (Elisabeth Maxwell; emaxwell@uoregon.edu; 541-346-4456). 
  • Healthcare provider screening with prescribed tobacco cessation medications (call to make an appointment; 541-346-2770).
  • Free or reduced cost over-the-counter cessation products at the UO pharmacy (stop in during open clinic hours).
  • 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


Peer Health Education

The new Peer Health program is scheduled to launch spring 2016. This means we will be recruiting for new peer leaders during winter term. If you are looking for an exciting leadership opportunity that will give you the chance to get involved on your campus as an advocate, educator, role model and change agent while building skills, relationships, and your resumé, be sure to check back in winter term to learn more about how you can get involved.

Click here for details about Peer Health Education or to request a presentation

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.


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