Campus Initiatives-University Health Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Campus Initiatives

We participate in a variety of campus initiatives that assess health behaviors and needs, create opportunities for healthy choices, and support a culture that values health.

Community Health Assessment: Healthy U

Every few years, UHS implements a comprehensive student health survey that helps us collect data on Carnegie Mellon student health trends, behaviors and needs. Self-report surveys are an important tool in community health assessment, that provide community members the opportunity to share what their health needs are.

In fall of 2013, in partnership with Institutional Research & Analysis, we administered the Healthy U: Student Wellness Project, to assess health trends and needs within our undergraduate and graduate student populations.  This voluntary, confidential survey provides us with important data that informs our programs and initiatives, ensuring that our services are relevant for students. 

The 2013 Healthy U Executive Summary [pdf] is available for review.  Please send requests for additional information and questions to Paula Martin, Director of Health Promotion Programs, paulam@andrew.cmu.edu.

Collaborations

The Carnegie Mellon University Healthy Campus Committee serves as the leader for developing plans to improve the entire campus community’s health through policy recommendations, evidence-based practice and collaborations throughout the campus.

AlcoholEdu for College + Haven is an online alcohol education program that all new undergraduate students are expected to complete in the fall term of their first year.  It is an important part of our comprehensive approach to preventing and addressing alcohol abuse and sexual violence.

Pathways to Health is an annual campus health and wellness event, sponsored by UHS and Human Resources, that is free to all Carnegie Mellon community members.


Contact Kelley Shell, Paula Martin, or Lauren Aikin-Smith for more information about any of these initiatives.