UHS defines student health in the broadest terms and views issues of race, gender, class, ability, and sexual orientation as critical to the health of our campus community. Our prevention specialists address important campus health issues including health equity and social justice.
Academic Partnerships promotes a healthy learning environment on campus by:
- Connecting key health and community development issues to UW-Madison’s academic work through place-based learning, service learning, cultural tours, and community-based research.
- Partnering with faculty development initiatives on campus to identify and promote educational practices that foster student learning, health, and well-being.
Significant projects include:
- Students and instructors connect with the people, places and cultural assets of South Madison to learn while contributing to the revitalization of the Park Street corridor.
- An award-winning course in which students created digital stories about their experiences on campus and in the community to promote cultural understanding among students and beyond (2009 Hirsch Family Award for Creative Arts, $5,000).