Health Promotion and Wellness

The Student Health and Counseling Centers’ Health Promotion Team is committed to providing UAA students informative, interactive, and educational programs designed to promote health and well-being.  Health education events are free and open to all students, faculty, and staff, unless otherwise noted. Check out our Facebook or UAA calendars for upcoming events.




DVSA Coalition for Change

Join a coalition of staff, students, and faculty to discuss ways to fight and raise awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence at University of Alaska Anchorage. The DVSA Coalition for Change meets monthly. Please check out the UAA Student Health and Counseling Center Facebook for meeting details.


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Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Workshop

The UAA Integrated Suicide Prevention Initiative (UAA-ISPI) offers suicide prevention training for students, staff and faculty aimed at helping them recognize suicide risk and feel confident intervening with someone who may be suicidal. This training covers warning signs of suicide, how to effectively interact with someone who may be at risk for suicide and what campus and community resources are available. Contact Summer Sweet at 907-786-4046 for information on registration.


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Classroom Lectures

We will travel to you!

The Student Health and Counseling Center provides classroom or group lectures on health topics such as:

  • Blood borne pathogens
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Homesickness
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Wellness
  • Sexual Health
  • Self Care
  • Suicide Prevention Workshop


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Public Health Interventions

Our health center performs ongoing surveillance of health events on campus. This includes data collection, analysis, and interpretation for use in our programming. We continue this work to not only promote healthy behaviors, but to drive our policy development, and keep the UAA community safe.