The COVID-19 pandemic remains a rapidly evolving situation. UMass Amherst leadership has used the most up to date information to inform difficult decisions in an effort to keep our community safe. As a nation we are called to stay home and socially distance from others to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and limit its long-term health and economic effect on the country and world.
Students left campus quickly for spring break, not knowing they wouldn’t return for any part of the remaining semester. New students’ received acceptance letters and deposits have been made securing a place in the UMass Amherst community not knowing what September will bring. These times are filled with uncertainty, loss, grief, new challenges, and hopefully joy in unexpected places and discovery of hidden personal strengths. The Center for Health Promotion remains open and continues to support student’s health and wellbeing by providing programs and services remotely.
During the remote instruction period, spring 2020, Center for Health Promotion staff offers these virtual classes and discussion groups. Join us weekly, or when you can!
Our Peer Health Educators are active across campus, with information, support and fun activities.
Also at the CHP:
- BASICS, the university's brief alcohol screening and intervention program for students;
- The collegiate recovery community, bringing together people seeking recovery from alcohol, drugs, gambling and other addictions;
- AlcoholEdu, the interactive online alcohol and other drug course required for all first-year students;
- Peer Health Education (interns who do health-related work, including Peer Wellness Coaching and Paws Program events);
- The Not Ready for Bedtime Players, our peer sexuality education troupe; and
- The Student Wellbeing Advisory Board (SWAB), students who work with campus stakeholders to address campus health and wellbeing and publish a Student’s Guide to University Health Services.
The Center for Health Promotion advances healthy living as a strategy that supports academic and personal success.
Students who interact with the center's programs, services and staff empower themselves to make health-enhancing choices for individual and community well-being; engage fully in their academic and personal lives; and enhance their leadership skills.
Let us help you
- Want to develop a training or presentation for your class, RSO, residence hall or other group?
- Trying to find a guest lecturer for a class or community group?
- Need materials to help educate campus audiences about health issues?
- Need to make a referral and don’t know where to turn?
- Want to learn more about health issues and trends?
The CHP can help! Call (413) 577-5181.