Mark has worked in the fields of health promotion and welllness for 19 years (including 14 with college students), and welcomes talking with people about ways they can live a healthier lifestyle. His special areas of interest include substance abuse prevention, men's health, smoking cessation, and stress management.
When "off duty," Mark likes to attend sports events, jazz concerts, and travel to new places.
1. Why is it important to maintain a medical record?
Each time you visit a Hall Health Center provider, a record of your visit is made. Typically this record contains your symptoms, examination and text results, diagnoses, treatment, and a plan for future care or treatment. This information, often called your health or medical record, serves as:
The student volunteers, also known as Peer Health Educators (PHEs), are trained to conduct a variety of health promotion and health education activities with and for other students:
Our many Primary and Specialty Care Clinics offer much more than your typical student health center.
You are already eligible for many valuable health services, which are available at no further cost to UW students who pay the quarterly Student Activity Fee along with their tuition:
Wellness is defined as “an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence,” or more simply, striving to be as healthy as you can be in all aspects of your life.
Wellness is more than just an exercise regimen or a nutrition program. Wellness is a way of approaching life and its challenges in the most positive way possible.
To contact staff in the Health Promotion Department at Hall Health (Room #187), you may call the following phone numbers, or send messages to these email addresses:
The Health Promotion office is on the main floor of Hall Health and is directly to your right as you enter: Room #187.
Peer Health Educators at the University of Washington use the Wellness Wheel to help students evaluate and improve their overall health and wellness.
The following websites are credible informational and educational resources:
Our Health Promotion staff and student volunteers are committed to helping people make informed, voluntary, and health-promoting behavior changes. Our services include: