Health Promotion

At Health Promotion we believe in educating the whole student—mind, body and spirit—on health and wellness issues so that students can be successful and thrive while in college here at URI. We do this by educating students on healthy lifestyle choices through programs and workshops, through raising awareness of college health issues at campus events and through meeting with students individually or in groups to talk about specific wellness issues affecting them.

Upcoming Events

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Health Promotion Services

Health and Wellness Topics

Sexual Health

Whether you are ready to be sexually active or not, we are here to support your choices. Below are resources to help make informed decisions about sexual activity. 

Mental Health

We all have mental health. Sometimes we are doing well juggling life’s circumstances and other times we need help and support. It’s okay to not be okay. Ask for help. If you see someone and you’re concerned offer help or get help. Below are some resources to help you during your time in college: 

Sleep

Sleep has been said to be the foundation for health and wellbeing. Getting adequate good quality sleep can help lower blood pressure, improve mood, help you make good nutrition choices, improve memory and so much more. Not enough sleep can have an adverse effect on many areas of health. Below are sleep resources to help ensure a good night’s sleep. 

Relationships and Dating

Dating and relationships in college can be a fun but also stressful time. This may be your first relationship, you may have a long distance relationship or no interest in having a relationship yet. We are here to support you and help answer questions you may have. Learn more about types of relationships below and how to be a good dating partner. 

Educational Workshops 

Health Promotion is offering the following workshops this spring. To request a program please contact us at least 1 week in advance by emailing urihealthpromotion@etal.uri.edu or calling 508.874-5954. All workshops are interactive and last 45 minute to 1 hour. When requesting a workshop please state which day/date and time you are looking to host it.

February Programs

  • Got Consent?: Learn the signs of consent, how to give and receive it and how to prevent sexual assault. Free condoms, lubricant and dental dams given. 
  • Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships: Learn the basics of being a good dating partner, signs of dating abuse and how to help a friend.  
  • Safe Sex: Learn about commonly transmitted sexual infections, the signs and symptoms and how to prevent them. Free condoms, lubricant and dental dams given. 
  • One Love Escalation Workshop: Dating Abuse Prevention: Watch a short film about an unhealthy relationship that escalates and learn the warning signs of abusive relationships. 
  • Surviving a Breakup: Learn how to safely end relationships, how to take care of yourself during this difficult time and how to help a friend. 
  • Body Image: Learn about how body image influences self esteem and risk for disordered eating. Learn ways to increase body image and promote Health At Every Size. 
  • Eating Disorders 101: Learn about different types of eating disorders, signs and symptoms and prevention and how to help a friend. 

March Programs 

  • Spring Break Safety: Learn about ways to stay safe while having fun on spring break. Free condoms, lubricant and dental dams given. 
  • Alcohol 101: Learn about how alcohol works in the body, safe amounts and how to help a friend. 
  • Mental Health (Anxiety, Depression, Suicide): Learn about signs of mental health distress and what to do to help a friend or loved one. 
  • Nutrition/Healthy Eating: Learn about ways to eat healthy, snacking tips and what to stock your room with. 

April Programs 

  • Safe Sex: Learn about commonly transmitted sexual infections, the signs and symptoms and how to prevent them. Free condoms, lubricant and dental dams given. 
  • Got Consent?: Learn the signs of consent, how to give and receive it and how to prevent sexual assault. Free condoms, lubricant and dental dams given. 
  • Vaping Cessation: Learn about vaping’s impact on health and cessation tips. 
  • Sleep: How much do you need, barriers to a good night’s sleep and tips for a great night sleep. 
  • Marijuana: It’s legal, now what? A look at cannabis through the years and what is different about today’s options. How much is too much? Can it be addictive/harmful/helpful? And more! 

Health Promotion Staff

Jessica Greene, MPH, CHES

Assistant Director of Health Promotion and Wellness

401.874.4794jessica.greene@uri.edu

Christine Hultquist

Health Unit Clerk

401.874.5954chultquist@uri.edu

Kelli Kidd, MS, RD, LD-N

Nutrition Specialist

401.874.5951kelli_kidd@uri.edu

Kelley Ryan, LMHC

Coordinator, Violence Prevention and Advocacy Services

401.874.9131kelley_ryan@uri.edu

Arielle Sherman, LMSW

Specialist, Alcohol and Other Substances Prevention Services

401.874.5521arielle.sherman@uri.edu

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