Health Promotion

Cannabis

Recent policy changes in a number of states legalizing cannabis for medical and/or recreational use suggest a shift in societal attitudes and perceptions around cannabis. University Health Services takes a harm reduction approach to all substance use, including cannabis.

 

About

Vision Statement

To inspire the UC Berkeley campus community to wholeheartedly and unapologetically strive for an environment of optimal health, wellness, and belonging.  

Mission Statement

We put health first. We promote a campus environment that supports the ability to thrive physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. We educate and advocate for optimal health, from personal wellness improvement to institutional and policy change.

Health Worker Program

The Health Worker Program promotes healthy personal and residential community practices, including self-care, risk management and use of health care services.

Health Workers are student peer educators who live in the residence halls, fraternities, sororities and International House and provide the following services on-site:

Rapid HIV Antibody Testing

Testing is free and anonymous with results provided in 30 minutes.


The Sexual Health Education Program's Sexpert Education Clinic conducts rapid HIV antibody testing for Cal students and community members. Testing method is a blood-based finger prick test.

Testing takes place Fridays 12-3pm once a month in the Health Promotion unit, 2nd floor Tang Center; dates for the current semester are:

PartySafe@Cal

PartySafe flyerAlcohol and Party Risk Management Education

Health Promotion Staff

Health Promotion

The UHS Health Promotion team promotes a campus environment that supports the ability to thrive physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. They educate and advocate for optimal health, from personal wellness improvement to institutional and policy change.

Min Choi Office Manager

Sexual Health Education Program

The Sexual Health Education Program's (SHEP) mission is to empower students in feeling comfortable with their bodies and making informed decisions about their sex and sexuality, including whether or not to be sexually active.


Services provided are inclusive of all races/ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and levels of sexual knowledge and experience.

Sexpert Education Clinic

Pet Hugs

Pet Hugs brings therapy dogs to campus to positively impact mood, stress and connection for students, staff and faculty.

In partnership with the Animal Rescue Foundation, UHS coordinates a Pet Hugs event once a month. Popular with many students and campus and community members, we have overheard comments like:

Health Campaigns

We develop innovative health campaigns to equip students with strategies to navigate critical health issues.

Be Well Cal