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Health Promotion

      Health promotion is a vital component of the health care continuum: a proactive approach to health care that stresses prevention using various strategies with the ultimate goal of keeping people well. The focus of health promotion rests in comprehensive community level interventions that are aimed to influence the environment in which people live, work and learn. This work is accomplished through health promotion programs (planned, organized events and activities that empower people over time to make informed decisions regarding their health) and health education (providing a health enhancing learning experience for individuals through workshops, classes, and individual sessions). In addition, by advocating for policy change/development and organizational support, Health Promoters are key players in assisting communities along the path of optimal wellness.


    You can be a part of Health Promotion at PSU by visiting a Red Cross blood drive, reading the campus smoking policy and Student Health 101, getting water from one of the hydration stations, participating in the annual Healthy U Wellness Challenge and more!

    Now Recruiting 2017-2018 WHAT Members

    WHAT Student Position Description

    The Wellness and Health Action Team (WHAT) is recruiting members for the 2017-2018 academic year. If you will be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior at PSU and have an interest in health (doesn't matter what you're studying/majoring in), consider applying.

    For more information about WHAT, visit The Wellness & Health Action Team page.

    Be sure to send in a completed application that includes:

    Please send all completed applications to j.weissbuch-allina@pdx.edu

    Applications are due by April 26th, 2017 at 5pm.