Healthy Husky

Healthy Husky


What is Healthy Husky?

Programs, services, and events that educate and motivate students to adopt healthy behaviors. Research demonstrates that healthy students are successful students. Healthy Husky efforts could include:

  • information, interaction and awareness about the benefits of stress management
  • healthy eating
  • getting the flu shot
  • mindful behaviors
  • smart choices about alcohol, and other drugs, including tobacco to name just a few

We partner with others across campus to promote the Healthy Husky choice, spreading the word and making sure students are aware of healthy alternatives, be that healthy food choices, active lifestyles, or alternative fun activities.

Healthy Husky Events

Email Kristi Hammaker, Health and Wellness Educator, at khammaker@bloomu.edu for more information and to sign-up for specific programs.

Project Connect:  Connect with other BU students through facilitated online games, discussion groups and “hang out” time on Zoom.

ReST Resiliency Skills Training: Build valuable resiliency skills and grit during these four sessions in four weeks via Zoom.

Students Talking to Students: Join the Husky PAWS (Peer Assisted Wellness Services) each week as they lead a discussion about health, thriving and personal growth…or suggest a topic for discussion! (via Zoom)

Chat & Chew: Join counselor Whitney Robenolt every Friday at noon via Zoom for a lunchtime discussion meant to reduce stress and improve connection.  You bring your lunch and she will provide support.

We are hiring for the Husky PAWS (Peer Assisted Wellness Services)!    Email Kristi for more info and to get an application.  The PAWS are work-study eligible students who are trained to educate peers with accurate and up-to-date information about various health issues that affect student success.

Wellness Wednesday Events:

Wellness Wednesday Walk: Meet Kristi at 12 noon every Wednesday on the SSC patio for a 30 -minute walk around campus.  All fitness levels are welcomed.

Wellness Wednesday Game Night at the Rec Center; 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday.  Games include Bucketball, Kan Jam, Spike Ball, Ramp Shot, Soccer-Tennis, Large Jenga, and Ping Pong. For on-campus students only.  Masking and physical distancing required.

Resources for Illness Prevention

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COVID-19 Monitoring
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ScreenU

Free and confidential online screenings

ScreenU is a free and confidential online screening tool available to all Bloomsburg University students. It can be completed in as little as 2-3 minutes and can help students identify problem behaviors. The tool offers personalized, non-judgmental feedback, and directs students to nearby support resources.

Getting Started with ScreenU

 

Alcohol       Marijuana      Rx

Healthy Husky Campus Resources

Healthy Campus 2020

To demonstrate a commitment to Healthy Husky, university leadership recently "took the pledge" to be a Healthy Campus. BU joined a diverse, motivated group of institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, and government agencies committed to achieving Healthy Campus 2020 goals and objectives. Healthy Campus Partners work every day to move campuses across our nation toward better health. No two Healthy Campus initiatives are exactly alike. Healthy Husky focuses on students only at this time, yet everyone can benefit.

Healthy Campus 2020 uses a framework to support campuses in improving the health of their students, staff, and faculty. In this framework it is critical to get student input on what it means to be healthy, what students know about healthy behaviors, and how to help promote healthy choices. Although many programs are already in place, this effort is still organizing and gaining momentum. We are always looking for student input on what works and what is meaningful for them when it comes to being "healthy."

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