The Department of Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) offers individual and group education on a variety of health topics as well as presentations for student organizations and classes, special health awareness events and resources for students with academic projects. Contact HPW at 205-348-3878 to schedule an appointment, request a program or for additional information.
HPW collaborates with The University of Alabama students, faculty and staff to promote a healthy campus environment, enhance student well-being and foster student empowerment to achieve optional health and academic success. Our seven strategic health areas are noted below and can be found in the wheel to the left.
If you are interested in building leadership skills, promoting health and wellness and mentoring your peers, HPW’s student organizations are for you. The groups, staffed with undergraduate volunteers and interns, are available to residence halls, student organizations, Greek houses and community groups. We also have weekly outreach programming on campus totaling 50+ hours per week. Our two student organizations are Project Health and Gamma. Project Health is a registered student organization at The University whose purpose is to provide students with peer support, education and awareness on issues that are considered to be national college health concerns, serving as a liaison between the Student Health Center and The University of Alabama. This is in efforts to encourage students to consider and adopt a healthy lifestyle and healthy decision-making while in college. The goal of Project Health Peer Educators is to provide their peers with information and support to encourage healthy lifestyle choices. This is achieved through the planning and implementation of informal and interactive programs, workshops, and displays relating to various college health issues. Gamma’s purpose is to provide peer health education within the Greek community, as well as the UA campus. Members of Gamma serve not only as liaisons to her respective Greek chapter, but also as peer mentors to the UA campus.
HPW administers AlcoholEdu for College for the University of Alabama, and offers a number of workshops and awareness programs about alcohol, drugs and related issues.
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The Alcohol and Other Drug Strategic Health Team serves as a collaborative campus group and is composed of faculty and staff from diverse areas throughout campus. This group meets monthly during the academic year to discuss, review, and recommend strategies for prevention and intervention actions for students.