Our mission as Project Health and Gamma is to serve as the go-to source of health education information on the University of Alabama campus by actively engaging ourselves and the campus community in health and wellness programming.
Health Hut Interns work two 2-hour shifts each week in the Hut! Interns engage visitors with games, activities, and conversations aimed at increasing student awareness about health issues and behaviors that directly affect them, increase student knowledge about healthy behaviors and making healthy choices, and reduce the barriers students perceive to improving their health. The Hut is on campus for 36 hours each week, Monday through Thursday. The Department of Health Promotion & Wellness of the Student Health Center supports this program and provides oversight of the health content in outreach and programming materials.
The Health Advocates play an essential role in providing the social support needed for individuals to begin and continue making healthy choices. The Health Advocates provide monthly awareness events all over campus on various health topics, and also cover weekly national awareness campaigns. Advocates participate in weekly “informal interactions” in which they have casual conversations with other students on campus about a health topic.
The Health Advocates are also responsible for creating health advocacy events. Each Health Advocate team is creates one awareness event per semester. Follow the Health Advocates on social media to stay up to date on when the events are being hosted!
The Health Ambassadors are the primary movers on programming in residence halls, classes, and student organizations and our Healthy Hump Day, an interactive tabling event every Wednesday about national awareness weeks and months. Health Ambassadors work on health topic committees to help develop and implement programs as well as develop materials for outreach. Ambassadors work approximately 5 hours per week, and sometimes more, working bi-weekly at healthy hump day and doing programming.
Gamma peer education interns provide health information and targeted programming aimed at increasing health knowledge and promoting healthy decision making to members of Greek Organizations.
The goal of GAMMA is to provide members for Greek organizations with information and support to encourage healthy lifestyle choices in chapters. This is achieved through weekly “Health Minute” presentations at chapter meetings and tailored educational programs planned and implemented by GAMMA delegates and HPW Health Educators. This is in efforts to engage members of Greek organizations in increasing their awareness about a wide variety of health topics in addition to increasing their knowledge about health topics most pertinent to their chapter.