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The Wellness & Health Action Team

The Wellnes and Health Action Team (WHAT) is a team of six undergraduate peer health educators in the Health Promotion Department at the Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC). WHAT staff has the opportunity to talk with their peers about health and wellness topics that directly influence their academic and personal success. In Health Promotion, our goals revolve around a special IDEA. Our goals are to: 

  • Inform the Portland State community about relevant health topics and available resources;
  • Develop engaging programs on campus to promote healthy decision-making;
  • Empower students to utilize accessible strategies to achieve long-term health;
  • Advocate for change in campus policies that facilitate student wellness and success. 

The 2017-2018 school year will be our team's fourth year of existence at Portland State. Our team is continuously growing and we're always looking for the next opportunity to be involved in the PSU community. As peer health educators, we are committed to making Portland State a healthier campus for everyone to enjoy. We offer a number of resources to our community:

  • 8 health promotion workshops with a range of topics like Body Image, Nutrition, Sexual Health, and Stress Management
  • Custom health promotion workshops
  • Event apperances and tabling
  • Department collaborations
  • The WHAT Hut
  • "Don't Cancel Class!"
  • Campus-wide health promotion events