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Health Hub Launches to Keep You Peelin’ Good on Campus
A new initiative is popping up across campus to help students keep Peelin’ Good. With its first appearance on Monday, March 19, on the Quad, the Office of Health Promotion (OHP) launched its new initiative to bring health and wellness education to students.
Presenting: the Health Hub.
The Health Hub is an interactive outreach program designed to promote wellness and encourage a healthy campus community. Throughout the academic year, the Health Hub “pops up” to bring the campus community information about different health topics through an interactive activity. Adding to the fun, there are different giveaways at each appearance. The hub is staffed with the Office of Health Promotion peer educators, as well as other health and wellness teams around campus, including the Health Services interns and Recreation Services student supervisors.
Inspired by similar initiatives at other universities, the Health Hub came to fruition through the help of Cecelia Dain ’18 in Falk College, who interned in OHP as part of her public health studies. As part of her internship, Dain made the OHP’s dream of a mobile health and wellness hub a reality, working alongside the staff to spearhead the launch of the Health Hub.
“Working on the Health Hub has been an amazing learning experience. The Health Hub is special because it takes health information out of the office and brings it directly to students in a fun, interactive way. Plus, we always have free swag to give away! Nothing else is like this on campus, which makes it very unique,” says Dain.
After a successful launch, the Health Hub continued its momentum. The hub appeared a few times a week in different spots across campus, including the Life Sciences Complex, Women’s Building, Newhouse and Bird Library. Topics of each day and location are different, but cover an array of health and wellness areas that can range from mindfulness to physical health to healthy snacking to relationship health.
The appearances of the Health Hub are a surprise, but students can get hints and updates on the Health Hub by following the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience’s health and wellness social media account, @BeWellSU on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.