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.
The Center for Health Promotion remains open and continues to support student’s health and wellbeing by providing programs and services remotely. We encourage you to get involved and connect through all the virtual events being offered throughout the semester. In an effort to support your overall health and wellbeing, we offer a wellbeing assessment which will provide you with individualized feedback, tips, strategies and resources. This anonymous resource will assist you in developing a wellbeing plan to support a successful semester during uncertain and challenging times.
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 wellbeing sessions 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.
- 'Opportunties to experience and practice meditation and mindfulness'
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.