Carnegie Mellon University

Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health.  We are here to support the health and well-being of the Carnegie Mellon community.  We do this through individual clinical services, health education programs, and campus initiatives. 

Update: Health Promotion is happy to join the Office of Title IX Initiatives and the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion in offering SHIFT education programs to support students in their understanding of and participation in healthy intimate relationships! See our program offerings under Health Education Programs below.

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 to teach how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to appropriate resources. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of many mental illnesses. For more information contact,

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 are presented in conjunction with CMU's Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS):

Wednesday, February 28
Monday, March 26


CaPS also offers MH@CMU trainings. This program, which covers topics similar to MHFA, is tailored by content and timeframe for groups interested in something shorter and more explicitly focused on issues of mental health in our campus community. If you are interested in learning more about MH@CMU, contact

  • Alcohol/Other Drug Assessment and Referral
  • Quit Smoking Support
  • Stress Management Consultations
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening
  • Sleep Health Assessment

Health Connect

  • Peer Health Programs
  • Mini Courses: Relationships 101 and Managing Stress, Restoring Harmony
  • SHIFT Education Programs:
    • Healthy Relationships
    • Sexual Violence
    • Relationship Violence

Contact to request or ask about these SHIFT programs.

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. UHS partners with Institutional Research & Analysis and other campus partners to to administer the Healthy U Student Wellness Project.

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