Health Promotion and Wellness

The Health Promotion and Wellness department is located at Norris Health Center. The department is staffed by two registered nurses who see individual students in the clinic as well as provide programming on campus. The Department, in collaboration with Peer Health Educators and Health Center staff provide a variety of services on campus.

  • Information and Awareness booths are provided on campus. The topics focus on health issues to raise awareness and provide resources and information to the campus community.
  • Individual Appointments are available for students at the Health Center There are a variety of topics including birth control, nutrition, and stress management, smoking cessation, care management and diagnosis specific educational needs. Providers may refer them as well as self-referral. Contact the front desk to make an appointment. Call 229-4716 and ask to schedule an appointment with a health educator.
  • Collaborations: The Department works with a wide array of other services, programs and departments such as: Community organizations, Sexual Assault Treatment Center, IMPACT, Milwaukee Health Department, Blood Center, Campus organizations and departments.
  • Health Education materials are researched and developed as well as ordering from agencies and organizations with quality materials. Students may find helpful written materials around the health center on the display tacks.
  • Programs/Presentations are provided by Health educators/peers and in collaboration with speakers from internal and external sources. Programs are done in a variety of settings such as class rooms and university housing. If you are interested in a presentation please call the health Education staff at 229-4716. Ask to speak to Laura Stuart, MPH or Colleen Bernstein, RN.
  • Cold Care Information/Advice will be available in the Sandburg Residence Hall Cafeteria by a nurse from the Norris Health Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11am-1pm during the months of November thru March. This is a drop-in service where self-care information will be available as well as a chance to talk to a nurse about health concerns that you may have. If you can’t make the drop-in time, call Colleen at 229-6668 for further information.
  • BASICS: The health promotion staff provides a Brief Alcohol and Intervention for College Students (BASICS). There is no fee for the screening assessment followed by individualized feedback. The program is designed for students who are referred or are self referred, or whose attendance of an alcohol intervention program is a mandatory requirement. To make an appointment for BASICS call the staff directly: Laura Stuart, MPH (229-2919) or Colleen Bernstein, RN (229-6668).