Student Health Advisory Committee Activities and Accomplishments
These vary from year to year based on the priorities & choices of SHAC members.
One of SHAC’s greatest accomplishments took place as a result of the budget crisis that shook California in the 1990’s. At that time, SSU nearly eliminated funding for Health Center services to students. SHAC helped craft and support a cost effective per-semester fee mechanism that preserved health services for students at SSU and indirectly throughout the CSU system.
SHAC continues to contribute the enhancement of health services by:
- Giving feedback about student perceptions of Student Health Center operations and about campus health issues.
- Hosting open forums to facilitate student in-put;
- Critiquing SHC forms and handouts;
- Evaluating student
- Suggesting topics for Health Center review or health education outreach.
- Conducting satisfaction surveys
- Surveying students about health issues such as smoking policy, etc.
SHAC helps students learn about the health services available to them by:
- Taking time to learn the details of Student Health Center operations and goals
- Meeting and sharing perspectives with SHC staff
- Writing articles for the student newspaper;
- Making presentations and announcements in classes;
- Doing outreach at club fairs, Seawolf Decision Day, Big night, club and service fairs; etc.
- Tabling events and informal discussions with peers
- Making suggestions about the SHC web page and the content of new student orientation presentations.
SHAC helps enhance the health and wellbeing of SSU students through educational and service-focused outreach activities (often with a fun and interactive flair). Examples include:
- Marrow donor drives
- Safe Medicine Disposal
- Great American Smoke-Out
- World AIDs Day & HIV testing
- Valentine’s Day focus on healthy relationships and safer sex
- Earth week focus on cigarette butt related environmental toxins - “no butts day”
- Handling publicity, intake, patient flow, etc. for flu shot clinics;
- A Stress Less fair as finals approach
- American Cancer Society Relay for life
- Senior Sendoff– healthy outreach to soon to be launched SSU graduates.
- Collaborations with other groups on campus
- Spreading the word about the Student Health Advisory Committee
- Other activities that vary from year to year based on the suggestions and choices of the SHAC membership.