Health Education & Promotion

Health promotion services educates and supports healthy decisions about your lifestyle and behaviors through individual and environmental strategies.

We provide campus outreach, interactive trainings, and skill-building demonstrations on a variety of health topics including nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene, safe sex practices, and stress management.

Wellness programs

Contact the Health Promotion Manager, Whitney Ockey at whitney.ockey@slcc.edu​ or 801-957-4837 to learn more about the following programs:

Redwood Taylorsville Campus

  • Mental Health Monday: On Hold
    • Mental Health Monday is a counselor-lead discussion, covering various mental health topics. Our hope is to educate, stimulate further self-exploration, and help guide individuals towards better mental health and well-being. Mental Health Monday takes place via Instagram (IGTV), Mondays at noon. Find us on Instagram @slcc_chc.
  • Tasty Tuesdays: Active
    • Tasty Tuesday is a nutrition-based wellness program that helps introduce new food groups and recipes to students while providing a healthy snack. Students may seek nutritional advice for improving their intake of healthy food groups such as fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains.
    • Tasty Tuesday takes place on Tuesdays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Locations vary so we can reach students on multiple campuses. Seeking additional information? Email emily.allen2@slcc.edu.
  • Wellness Wednesday: Active
    • Wellness Wednesday is an in-person interactive assessment that focuses on one aspect of health and wellness per week. Stop by the Redwood Campus AAB Lobby on Wednesday’s between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Follow us on Instagram to stay up-to -date on all of our programs at @slcc_chc.
  • Paws & Relax: On Hold
    • Our tri-semester event where we bring in therapy dogs from our community partner organization for students to relax during high stress points during the semester. Check our social media for info about future event dates.
  • Click Here to Access Bruin Bites!
    • Bruin Bites is a collection of simple, affordable and nutrient-dense recipes. It was created to help college students feel more empowered to cook healthier recipes at home. A digital version can be found above, and printed copies can be obtained by visiting the Taylorsville/Redwood Center for Health & Counseling (STC 035). For additional recipes, follow @slcc_chc on Instagram!

Don’t Cancel Class: Presentations & Trainings

We assist SLCC faculty with guest lecturing, provide literature, and give other support. Requests for presentations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Call 801-957-4837 during business hours or email ​whitney.ockey@slcc.edu for questions. Virtual presentations can be requested if specified in the form below.

The following presentations and workshops are currently available:

  • Benefits of Massage Therapy (includes hands-on chair massage demonstrations)
  • Overview of Center for Health & Counseling Services
  • Stress Management 101
  • Nutrition Basics: How nutritious-conscious choices have a lasting impact on our health
  • Intuitive Eating: Making peace with food
  • The Dangers of Eating Disorders
  • Building a Mental Health Toolkit: A resiliency skill
  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Spread Love, Not STI’s

Student Involvement

Peer Action Leaders

Certified peer educators serve as a liaison between the student body and CHC staff by representing student health concerns and by promoting CHC services on campus. Working with our health promotion team they teach their peers to adopt healthy behaviors by planning and implementing wellness programs and events. Peer Action Leaders are provided a tuition reimbursement. If you’re interested in applying, please email whitney.ockey@slcc.edu.

Student Health Advisory Club (SHAC)

The Student Health Advisory Club is THE one and only health club on campus!

WHO – Members of SHAC are passionate about health and want to make a positive impact within their college community. Members will obtain leadership skills and gain an increased knowledge of best health practices. SHAC members must be currently enrolled SLCC students and maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above to participate in the club.

WHAT – Health topics will vary week by week involving hands-on activities and experience. SHAC members participate in several departmental events, collaborate with other clubs, and will assist the CHC with a variety of tasks and events on campus.

WHEN – SHAC meetings are held every Tuesday at 1 p.m. and last about an hour. Meetings (aside from Peer Educators) are optional. We have lots of fun! Anyone is invited!

WHERE – Meetings are held at the Redwood Student Center, Room 207 unless otherwise posted.

WHY – Peer as in fact, the most successful form of influence among college-age students. College-age students feel more comfortable talking with their peers about their health behaviors compared to health professionals. Peer educators serve as a resource and ana advocate for healthy lifestyle behaviors.

COST – To join SHAC, it only costs $5 per semester!