Our services include our Healthbuffs peer education program, health supplies and education, outreach efforts, presentations on relevant health topics, and more. 

We Offer

Students are welcome to come by the Health Promotion Resource Center in UMC 411 to pick up a variety of health-related resources including:

Cold Care Supplies

Prevent and soothe the symptoms of a cold or flu with cold care supplies like tea, salt (for gargling), tissues, cough drops and hand sanitizer.

Safer Sex Supplies

Reduce the risk of transmitting or contracting sexually transmitted infections with free condoms (roll-on and internal), lubrication, and information about proper condom use. We also have nitrile and latex gloves, and instructions on how to make an effective cape or a dental dam. In addition, some of these resources can be used as an effective birth control method to prevent pregnancy. 

Students can also access our health information library in our office.

Health Promotion offers free programs to residence halls and student groups. These include:

How to Save a Life

This training covers how to recognize and respond to an alcohol and opioid emergency.

PartySmart

A conversation about party culture at CU and ways to have a better time and look out for one another.

Sleep to Learn

A workshop exploring the link between sleep, health and academics. This session also includes strategies for more restorative sleep.

Stress(Less) Programs

A range of options to help students stress less. Residence halls and student groups may request up to three of the following items based on staff availability:

  • Aromatherapy: Make your own aromatherapy oils. Learn how different scents can help for a variety of symptoms.
  • Chair Massage: Enjoy 5 minute chair massage. This program requires a minimum of 15 participants and can be scheduled for up to 2 hours of time. 
  • Creative Expression: Choose from a variety of options for in-the-moment stress relief. Health Promotion staff will follow-up to explore creative art options with your group. Examples include making glitter bottles, coloring, origami or modeling clay. 
  • Guided Mindfulness Exercise: Mindfulness is a powerful tool to help connect to the present and reduce stress and can be used anytime. Learn how to integrate mindfulness into your daily life. This exercise is led by one of our HealthBuffs peer educators.
  • Stress Assessment: Learn how stress shows up for you, ways to incorporate self-care or methods to help reset your system when stress gets overwhelming. These can be taken alone or discussed with a HealthBuffs peer educator for more individualized feedback.
  • Stress(Less) Presentation: Learn more about how to recognize and manage stress. This presentation works well for groups of 10 or more. It encompasses guided mindfulness and pairs well with Aromatherapy or creative expression.

With Pleasure

A workshop on healthy communication, safer sex practices and sex positivity.

Unnatural Causes

A screening and discussion of the Unnatural Causes documentary that explores how social, political and economic conditions impact health.

Health Promotion professional staff is also available to adapt a presentation to meets the needs of your group.

Please fill out our program request form to schedule a presentation.

Helping CU students quit tobacco products is a vital part of our mission to support health, wellness and academic success. Health Promotion offers free quit kits and one-on-one tobacco cessation counseling to support students with identifying goals and creating a plan. Walk in to UMC 411 or call to schedule an appointment at 303-492-2937.

We offer streamable, downloadable audio health resources through our HealthBuffs Soundcloud.

 

The Supporting Student Resiliency Professional Development Series provides CU faculty and staff with concrete skills to better support students. Offered by several departments in the division of Student Affairs, sessions focus on areas critical to student retention and success. Faculty and staff can attend any individual session; those attending all six will receive a non-degree certificate. Learn more about each session and sign up at the Supporting Student Resiliency website