Health Promotion

Meet the 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. Our Health Coaches, Robin and Summer, provide 45-minute coaching session that will help you make simple changes in your lifestyle that support your overall health, as well as your personal and academic success...

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. See this Cannabis handout for more information.

Policy and Legality

In November 2016, California voters passed Proposition 64 legalizing recreational use...

Let’s Talk About Consent

Stop Sexual Violence banner Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

The campus Survivor Support website provides information on how to get help, how to report, how to support a survivor, and prevention efforts.

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Contact Health Promotion

Reach us in-person, by phone or email or through social media.

Cal Bears Say Hi

The CalBearsSayHi campaign invites us to slow down long enough to make contact, say “Hi” to other students and enhance your sense of belonging and community.

Social support is all-important to our health and success. Studies confirm what many of us know about the benefits of having friends you can confide in, laugh with, cry with and hang out with. Having campus friends and acquaintances translates to lowered stress levels, a heartier immune system, and an increased ability to concentrate and learn.


Interactive Events

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About Health Promotion

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.

We make health visible. We make connections between health and...

Prescription Stimulants and Health

The misuse of prescription stimulants (e.g. Adderall©, Ritalin©) in the college population has received an increase in media coverage. Picture of prescription drug bottles

Although students tend to minimize the threats to health posed by this behavior, the reality is that there is a risk of adverse side...

Services

Professional health educators and student volunteers deliver a broad range of free services to the campus community. collapse all expand all Consultation & Training

We bring health promotion expertise to campus and community colleagues around critical student health issues, both individually and through key campus committees, such as:...

#OurHouse

We want less drama and problems related to alcohol.

We need to publicly advocate for a party culture that is world class. We want to make it obvious to any student attending a Berkeley party that we keep it social - not slurred - and that health and safety are top priority if problems arise.

Why #OurHouse?

During Fall 2014, the UC Berkeley community suffered too many alcohol and party-related problems, including three student deaths and multiple hospital transports, injuries and public nuisance violations. This is unacceptable for a world class...