Health Promotion

Services

Professional health educators and student volunteers deliver a broad range of free services to the campus community.

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

#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.

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.

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 Campaigns

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

Be Well Cal

Take a Class with Us

Taking a Public Health course is a thought-provoking way to learn about health while also earning academic credit.

Whether you want to learn more about particular health topics or are exploring a career in public health, we have classes that will hone your critical thinking skills and underscore the power of prevention in health care.

Health Coaching

Health coaches support you through the process of defining and achieving your health and wellness goals by creating a sustainable and achievable action plan.

Please be advised that coaching sessions are not a substitute for medical appointments. Coaches cannot diagnose or treat medical issues, or authorize medical tests. More than one visit is possible.

Contact Health Promotion

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