World Health Day

World Health Day is April 7

The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.

We acknowledge that it has been a year of adversity that continues to present challenges to our well-being. As we observe World Health Day, we encourage you to recognize all the effort you have put into taking care of your wellness and the health of those around you and to celebrate the strength you’ve shown this year. Please join us for a series of programming focused on celebrating yourself, those around you, and learning new strategies that contribute to your vitality

Synchronous Programming: April 7

HUSP Health Day Program (8:30 - 10:00 a.m.)
“Vitality In Times of Change” 
Staff, students, and faculty welcome to attend 
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Collective Tea Time: Stress-Busting During Exams (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.) 
All students welcome
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I Am Not My Gremlin Workshop (12:00 - 1:00 pm) 
Staff, students, and faculty welcome to attend
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Yoga with Jessica Martinez Perez (1:30  - 2:30 pm)
Staff, students, and faculty welcome to attend
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ACCESS Youth Council Planter Painting (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
All students welcome.
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Asynchronous Programming 

Share your appreciation - send a campus member a recognition card.
This Health Day, it’s appropriate to acknowledge that it’s been a challenging year on several fronts and we’ve all gotten through it as well as we have known how – and with the help of others. Take a moment to acknowledge someone who has helped you this year by sending them an appreciation card.

I Am Not My Gremlin!™ Videos
If you can’t make the workshop, you can go through the process with the project’s videos.  
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Send a World Health Day Card 
Has someone in our campus community been an important support to your wellness this year? Take a moment to send them a card to share your appreciation with our “World Health Day Card” through the HRS Recognition Program. This card will be available from March 27 - April 9 and you will need your CCID.

Vitality in Times of Change

In times of change, what does vitality mean to us? While it may not always be easy to approach things with the same certainty or optimism as we have in the past, having a strong sense of vitality allows us to be active and capable contributors to our own health, energy and well-being as well as support others in our community.

Our campus resources provide us with a variety of programs, services and strategies that feed our vitality. Find something that works for you below:


Create opportunities for healthy eating, active living, and self-care practices that support your health and wellness.


Developing and maintaining healthy relationships, and supporting the diversity of our communities through knowledge, acceptance, and understanding (social wellness during a pandemic looks like video-chatting with our friends, family, work colleagues, classmates and keeping connected virtually.) Now (more than ever) is when we should be checking in with each other!


Accepting and exploring who you are, enhancing your inner resources to reduce stress and maintaining a positive outlook on life (emotional and mental wellness during a pandemic is being comfortable with all the emotions and feelings that come with adjusting to a different way of living, allowing ourselves to grieve the loss of the feeling of our normal day-to-day activities.)


Developing the mind-body connection to foster personal growth and support mental and emotional wellness (spiritual wellness during a pandemic looks like creating space for the mind-body connection despite not being able to congregate and be in the space of worship, connecting with those who have a similar faith online)


Being away from your financial situation and managing it wisely (managing what we can control regarding our finances) 


Expanding knowledge, creating networks, and continually challenging your mind (using this opportunity to access free online courses to stimulate our minds, being kind to ourselves that with everything going on we might not be focused on learning something new, reading a book for fun!) 


Creating a safe, supportive, inclusive, and sustainable community that recognizes the impact of personal and social environmental decisions. ( environmental wellness has changed how we practice our natural environment but we have an opportunity to focus/direct attention to our home environment. continue to do what we can to maintain a sustainable lifestyle, feelings around the space you are inhabiting, having a dedicated workspace/ study space, appreciating spaces in our house that we enjoy)