Carnegie Mellon University

The Health Promotion team supports the health and well-being of the Carnegie Mellon community.

Join us in creating a safe campus environment for our whole community by participating in our health education programs.

Peer Health Advocates (PHAs)

Peer Health Advocates are a group of student employees engaged in health education at Carnegie Mellon University. They offer programming around:

  • alcohol and other substance use
  • stress management
  • sexual health and healthy relationships
  • sleep health, nutrition and more 

Learn more about the PHA team

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CMU Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC)

CRC strives to connect, support, and engage students (and allies) in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs. Goals include increase student attainment of educational, career, and personal goals, reducing risky alcohol and other drug use among students in Collegiate Recovery Community, decreasing student attrition due to substance use, and contributing to a campus culture that supports health and wellness.

Community Initiatives

Healthy U Student Wellness Project

Every three years, many Student Affairs departments partner with Institutional Research and Analysis to conduct a community health assessment on the Pittsburgh campus to examine students' health-related experiences and behaviors, including sleep habits, physical activity, alcohol use, drug use, nicotine use, nutrition and weight management, sexual health, stress and stress management, and mental health and relationships.

Learn more about the Healthy U Survey

Health Promotion Products

We are unable to fulfill health promotion product requests at this time. 

MHFA: Mental Health First Aid

MHFA is an evidence-based, nationally-recognized training that teaches participants how to identify, understand, and support individuals struggling with mental health or substance use challenges. This training is offered once a month in collaboration with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

*MHFA 2.0 has arrived! MHFA 2.0 is an entirely virtual training consisting of 2 hours of self-paced instruction followed by 5 hours of live instructor-led training via Zoom. This training will be available to all CMU community members regardless of their physical location. Click the date below to register for a specific training. Registration is required and each training is limited to 20 participants. You may also elect to be on the waitlist for a specific training date in the event of participant cancelation. 

Fall 2020 Training Dates

Wednesday, August 19
Monday, September 21
Wednesday, October 21
Wednesday, November 18


Peer Body Project

The Peer Body Project, a fun and engaging evidence-based program to promote body acceptance while empowering female students, is being implemented at CMU. We currently have a group meeting and will be recruiting for another group soon. The program is open to all CMU undergraduate women who are at least 18 years old. Interested students should contact Beth Kotarski.

Individual Clinical Services

Health Promotion appointments include alcohol and substance use assessments, quit smoking support, sleep assessments, stress consultations, and sexual health testing and education.

Health & Wellness Calendar