World Health Day

My Health, My Right

World Health Day invites us to reflect on social factors that affect our own health and the health of our communities, acknowledging that structural inequities need to be addressed.

The WHO's Universal Health initiative addresses individual and community well-being and aims to ensure that everyone, everywhere, can access quality health services without discrimination or financial consequences.

This year, Days of Action extends a no-pressure invitation to reflect on what My health, my right, means for you and the U of A community.


Join us April 5 for two events celebrating health on campus

Health For All: Considerations for Yourself

Be an agent in your individual health:

  • Develop and personalize self-care strategies with help from student services across campus.
  • Access a family doctor at the University Health Centre (specific to U of A students, faculty, and staff members).
  • Learn how to advocate for yourself with your health provider. Different intersectionalities and experiences will impact needs. If you are looking for specific ideas on how to advocate for yourself, consider reaching out to people in your community to learn from them. If you’re not sure who to ask, Wellness Supports social workers can work with you to build your self-advocacy skills.

Health For All: Considerations for Community Health

Be an agent in community health:

The state of our health is more than our biology - learn how the social determinants of health affect health equity in Canada and around the world.