Out and About…Duquesne Health Service’s New Outreach Program “JUST ASK”

Out and About…..Duquesne Health Service’s new outreach program “JUST ASK”
The new DUHS Outreach program, “Just Ask,” is designed to heighten awareness, increase knowledge, and connect students with information and appropriate resources.

We recognize that health is a vital part of learning. Our goal is to promote and sustain a healthy campus community that supports an individual’s physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, environmental, and occupational well-being.

Consistent with our mission, Duquesne Health Service health promotion initiative provides outreach programs on a variety of health issues that target the most common concerns and interests facing college students. Health Service staff help to cultivate healthy attitudes and behaviors in
order to foster a culture that values and supports a healthy community.

Students can locate us through the new red “Just Ask” cart and flag on campus. Health Service staff will be in a different location each week: in the residence halls, campus eating establishments, the Power Center, the Union, the A.J. Palumbo Center, A-Walk…Wherever there are students, we will be there!

The “Just Ask” cart and Duquesne Health Service will focus on a monthly health promotion topic but will also serve to assist, facilitate, and answer any questions a student might have. Health Service staff look forward to the opportunity to be involved in conversations that encourage students to incorporate healthy habits into their daily lives.

Following the US Department of Health & Human Services program, Healthy Campus 2020 challenges us to take specific steps to ensure that good health and life longevity is enjoyed by all. Colleges and Universities across the country follow these guidelines that serve as the core mission of higher education by supporting students and creating healthy learning environments.

Health Promotion enables people to increase control over and improve their health in order to develop life-long lifestyle changes. Duquesne Health Service works to encourage the campus community as a whole to build healthy environments that optimize learning, to provide a mechanism for the exchange of information, and to address the health and wellness of students, faculty, and staff on campus.

Keep a look out for our programs on campus. DU health promotion and education empowers students to achieve total wellness through healthy balance and informed decisions making.