Health Behavior Coaching Informational Session

Thursday, Jun. 4, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m.

Passionate about empowering patients, clients and communities to take control of their health and well-being? Eager to help others set goals for disease control and compliance with medical recommendations? Ready to enhance your skills and become a health coach? If you answered “yes,” join Kinesiology and Health Sciences for an informational session on VCU’s online Health Behavior Coaching Post-bacc Graduate Certificate. Questions, visit https://healthcoach.vcu.edu/. Register for a Zoom link for the session at the following URL. For more information, contact Joann Richardson at khs@vcu.edu or (804) 828-1948 or visit https://vcu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctcO-hpjorGNf1vEiv5m5YQIaxlZV5npGf.

Tipping the Scales Against Cancer

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Join VCU Massey Cancer Center, Carilion Clinic, Sentara and Eastern Virginia Medical School for a day of engaging conversations about the relationship between healthy lifestyles, obesity and cancer. The event will be in the in the Jonah L. Larrick Student Center, 900 Turpin St. Presentations and panel discussions will feature experts speaking about evidence-based weight management and healthy lifestyle approaches for obesity prevention and cancer risk reduction for children and adults and for the long-term survivorship of cancer patients. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Melissa Mitchell at mmitchell9@vcu.edu or visit https://vcu.cloud-cme.com/default.aspx?EID=14600&P=5.

Health and Wellness Expo

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Wellness Resource Center and VCU Residential Life and Housing will host a Health and Wellness Expo at the Cary Street Gym featuring health and fitness screenings, chair massage, educational and interactive activities, door prizes, food and more. For more information, contact Carrie Baines at cabaines@vcu.edu.

 

Peer Health Educators Wanted!

The Wellness Resources Center is looking for current VCU students who are interested in assisting them in piloting the program this school year. The Peer Health Educators will empower the VCU campus community through leadership, education, and awareness, Peer Health Educators provide quality, innovative, and inclusive programs and events to meet the health needs of all VCU students.

 

The PHE program at VCU strives to:

  • Train leaders and promoters of healthy behavior change;

  • Create an inclusive environment to promote healthy choices; and

  • To build and sustain a healthy campus community!

 

All PHEs will complete a nationally recognized training and complete an exam to become a Bacchus Network Certified Peer Health Educator. The Well’s content areas are: Alcohol, Other Drugs, Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, Sexual Health, Mental Health, Violence Prevention, Sleep Management, Stress, Time Management, and Self-Care.

 

If you are interested please visit https://thewell.vcu.edu/ and complete the Peer Health Educator application that is due October 11. The Well will also have two interest meetings  (9/17 at 4pm and 9/19 at 6pm).

Summer Study Abroad Program: Midwifery and Health in Guatemala

The VCU Institute for Women’s Health and Highland Support Project spend a week, May 19-26, in partnership with indigenous midwives and community leaders learning about traditional Maya medicine and exploring the history of health care and healing in Guatemala. The group will learn about traditional medicine and midwifery practices. The cost is $985 plus airfare. The application deadline is Friday, March 23. For more information, contact Janett Forte at janett.forte@vcuhealth.org or visit http://www.womenshealth.vcu.edu .

RamPantry Spring Training

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at 6 p.m.

RamPantry at VCU hosts its training sessions for the spring semester on Wednesday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Jan. 27, in the University Student Commons. Those interested in volunteering with RamPantry must attend one of the sessions. To sign up, email vcurampantry@gmail.com. For more information, contact Sarah Neal at nealse@vcu.edu or visit http://vcustudentfoodpantry.com/.

Paws for Stress is Back Again!!

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

University Counseling Services and The Center for Human-Animal Interaction present “Paws for Stress” in the University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms A-D. Participants can play with certified therapy dogs from the Center for Human-Animal Interaction as a way to unwind from semester stress. For more information, contact Tori Keel at vakeel@vcu.edu or visit http://www.students.vcu.edu/counseling.

Spirit of the Heart Health & Education Fair – October 28th

Spirit of the Heart Richmond, which is an event series put on by the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) will be having a health and education fair this Saturday, October 28th, from 11am-4pm at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.  Come enjoy stage presentations from health experts, a robust Kid’s Corner for our youth, free health screenings and food. Tour through our giant inflatable heart and our all-terrain ambulance, meet Comedian and Stroke Survivor Rodney Perry and more.  Bring your family and friends.

 

Rams in Recovery: ‘You Did What?! Recovery Speaker Series’

**First Wednesday of Every Month**
October 5th, 7pm in ALC 1107.

Rams in Recovery presents the “You Did What?! Recovery Speaker Series,” which pairs a current student with an alum to share recovery journeys, in the Academic Learning Commons, Room 1107. For more information, contact Thomas Bannard at recovery@vcu.edu or visit http://www.thewell.vcu.edu/recovery-support/events–meetings/.