The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey identified stress, getting sick, sleep, anxiety, depression, internet use, relationships, ADHD and alcohol and other drug use as the top health issues impacting CU students. At Health Promotion, we use NCHA data to support our outreach and prevention efforts.
As students transition to college, they will learn how to navigate a new environment that may include alcohol or other drugs. We want to provide students with the information they need to understand the impacts these substances have on their body and learn skills they can use to look out for themselves and one another. Small strategies such as eating before drinking, drinking water, making plans with friends before going out and knowing serving sizes can help students avoid the not-so-good things about substance use.
At Health Promotion, we offer presentations and resources that explore how health is shaped by socioeconomic conditions.
Our Sleep to Learn presentation explores the impact of sleep on academics, stress and illness, with strategies to help students get more restorative sleep.