Health Promotion and Wellness

The Health Promotion and Wellness department is located on the 5th Floor of the Northwest Quadrant. The department is staffed by health promotion professionals with backgrounds in nursing, counseling, education, and public health. The Department, in collaboration with Peer Health Educators and Health Center and University Counseling 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.
  • Collaborations: The Department works with a wide array of other services, programs and departments such as: Community organizations, Aurora Healing and Advocacy Services, IMPACT, Milwaukee Health Department, Blood Center, and 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 our facilities and across campus on the display tacks.
  • Programs/Presentations are provided by health promotion professionals and peers and in collaboration with speakers from internal and external sources. Programs are done in a variety of settings such as classrooms and within the residence halls. If you are interested in a presentation please call Colleen Bernstein, RN at 229-6668.
  • Alcohol & Other Drug Screening: UWM’s Brief Alcohol & Other Drug Screening & Intervention Programs offer students the opportunity to examine their use of and experiences with alcohol and/or other drugs in a nonjudgmental and confidential setting. Offered by the Norris Health Center Office of Health Promotion & Wellness, the goal is to help students make substance use decisions that result in fewer negative consequences. For more information go to For question about the program or registering, contact Health Promotion & Wellness at 414-229-3712 or
  • Sexual Violence Prevention Training and Victim Advocacy: The department delivers and evaluates the required on-line training for all students. If you have any questions about the training email Victim advocacy services are also coordinated through the department.
  • Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training: Students Connect College SOS is a bystander intervention program that enables students to help fellow students in emotional distress. Through this program, students become familiar with some basic facts related to college student mental health, understand the warning signs of emotional distress, be prepared to support someone in crisis, and learn how to refer fellow students to the appropriate campus resources. This program is intended for all students, complementing the Campus Connect trainings geared for faculty, staff, and student leaders. For questions, concerns, or to request a training for your student, staff or faculty group, please contact Lori Bokowy at