What We Do
Health Education and Promotion (HEP) uses a health equity lens to foster environments, institutional practices and a campus culture that promote student well-being and academic success.
Student health and well-being intentionally embedded throughout UC Davis.
- Evidence-Informed Action: We apply a public health approach to ensure that all of our activities are as effective as possible.
- Social Justice: We center students who experience marginalization to advocate for initiatives that promote the best health outcomes for all students.
- Student-Centricity: We involve students in all efforts to ensure that our initiatives are relevant to their lived experiences.
- Collaboration: We build relationships with campus and community partners to embed health and wellness in all campus policies and practices.
- Trauma-Informed Practice: We acknowledge that many students have experienced trauma, and we strive to fully integrate this awareness into policies, procedures and practices to actively resist re-traumatization.
We primarily focus on the following content areas:
- Academic Well-Being
- Mental Well-Being
- Sexual Well-Being
- Physical Well-Being
- Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Risk Reduction
Who We Are
Our department is staffed by:
- 4 Health Promotion Specialists
- 1 Administrative Assistant
- 15-20 Student Coordinators
- 20-25 volunteers