Health Promotion Services
Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. We are here to help Carnegie Mellon students, staff, and faculty get and stay healthy. We do this through individual clinical services, health education programs, and campus initiatives.
Mental Health First Aid USA
Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Upcoming Trainings (click date to sign-up):
Individual Clinic Services
- Nutrition Education
- Alcohol/Other Drug Assessment and Referral
- Quit Smoking Support
- Stress Management Consultation
Health Education Programs
Mini Courses: Relationships 101; Managing Stress, Restoring Harmony; and Personal Nutrition
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, the Healthy U: Student Wellness Project was administered, to assess health trends and needs within the 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 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.
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.