The Health Advocate program consists of UW Oshkosh students living in residence halls that are trained on various health issues including alcohol use and abuse, sexual health, stress management, nutrition, colds and flu, first aid, etc. Health Advocates act as general health/resource counselors. As their name says, they're advocates of good health.
What kind of services do Health Advocates offer?
Health Advocates are available for general health information. They have bandages, common over-the-counter medicines such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, etc., thermometers, condoms, band-aids, etc. to handle minor health and first aid issues. They also have health/wellness brochures and handouts on current health/disease issues.
How do I contact a Health Advocate?
Health Advocates are located in each residence hall. Talk to your RA, CA, and RHD to find their room, and posted hours when they're available to see students.
Is it true that Health Advocates are helpful and understanding?
YES! Health Advocates will listen to your concerns and provide with you with resources where you can find help. Health Advocates are generally good listeners, and can provide advice and options for your situation. All conversations are strickly confidential.
Do Health Advocates have any kind of special training?
Health Advocates at UW Oshkosh have formal training in CPR and First Aid. They also attend several days of training before the fall semester starts as well as weekly lectures to stay current with college health.
Can a Health Advocate diagnose my problem?
A Health Advocate cannot diagnose but they can refer you to someone who can!
Is it true that Health Advocates give out free condoms?
YES!!! Health Advocates always have an ample supply of condoms and other health/wellness products.
How can I become a Health Advocate?
Health Advocate positions are posted on Titan Jobs.
For more information contact Ryan Hermus at 920-424-0239 or email@example.com.