Portland-State-University 2016-2017 Bulletin

Health Promotion

Health Promotion
University Center Building
1800 SW 6th Avenue

SHAC’s Health Promotion Department is a vital component of the health care continuum: a proactive approach to health care that stresses prevention using various strategies with the ultimate goal of keeping PSU students well. The focus of health promotion rests in comprehensive community level interventions that are aimed to influence the environment in which students live, work and learn. This work is accomplished through health promotion programs (planned, organized events and activities that empower students over time to make informed decisions regarding their health) and health education (providing a health enhancing learning experiences for faculty, staff and students through campus-wide events, workshops, classes, and individual sessions). Health Promotion has a Peer Health Education Team, which is a group of students talking to students about healthy lifestyle choices. Health Promotion also manages the Mind Spa, a place that students can reserve on appointment to learn skills to relax and reduce stress. The Mind Spa includes a yoga space, massage chair, light therapy alcove, and a biofeedback station. For further information, visit www.pdx.edu/shac/healthpromotion.