Health Promotion & Wellness strives to create a community of wellness at SF State. Prioritizing students’ health in all spaces and policies must be a part of the educational and social justice mission of the university. If students are well they are more likely to reach their whole potential at SF State in the classroom and beyond.
In order to create a community of wellness faculty, staff, and administrators need tools and skills to promote health. Below are resources and opportunities for you to be part of creating a healthy SF State.
Wellness in the Virtual Classroom Toolkit
Taking small steps to support students’ well-being in the virtual classroom can have a profound impact on academic success. Use the practical strategies in this tool kit to build your wellness promotion skills and enhance your teaching pedagogy.
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Request a Faculty/Staff Skill-building Workshop
Request Health Promotion & Wellness to facilitate a faculty and staff skill-building workshop for your department. Current workshops include:
Creating Campus Wellness
Is wellness necessary for student success? What can I do about it? This workshop covers the concepts and key activities that create a “well campus” and why it helps all of the campus community to promote health.
Identify factors that impact students’ health and wellness. Understand why promoting positive health is vital to support student success. Develop skills to intervene when a student is in distress with Active Minds’ VAR (validate, appreciate, refer) strategy. Learn various mental health and basic needs resources on campus.
How to Champion Anti-Racism and Health Equity
Addressing equal access to health and well-being is an anti-racist strategy. Educators have an essential role to play in addressing the barriers to success for our students, including barriers to their well-being. This workshop connects the dots of health, racism, and academic potential while outlining direct actions you can take to be part of positive change.
SF State Campus Health Resources
There are a wealth of health and wellness resources available to students at SF State. This workshop shares those resources so that staff and faculty are well versed on the campus community there to support students and ready to make those referrals when students are in need.
Request a Workshop for Your Class
Health Promotion & Wellness provides free workshops and demonstrations of interactive health promotion activities to the SF State Community.
Video Resources for Your Class
Don't have enough time for a workshop in your class? Use videos created by our health education coordinators and students leaders to share with your students.
Extra Credit for Your Class
If you would like to provide extra credit to your students for participating in an HPW event or workshop, please provide your students with extra credit slips. We also encourage students to take photos of the HPW event, or to take an HPW information flyer for proof of participation!
Join a Campus Wellness Committee or Group
Employee Wellness Resources
Faculty and Staff wellness is important too. Check out some of these employee resources: