HealthNOW is a student run organization whose academic advisor is Dr. Priscilla Barnes.
Our mission is to use preventative health in order to improve the community’s physical, mental, and social well-being.
By volunteering, fundraising, and event planning, we raise awareness for current issues in the field of public health and transform our community’s health from one based on sickness to one based on wellness and prevention.
For example, in the past, we’ve partnered with a caricature artist to host a self-image improvement event. We’ve also worked with Middle Way House to host a Healthy Halloween Carnival to raise awareness for obesity. Currently, we are excited to continue our volunteering with LIFEDesigns to boost the physical activity of their clients with disabilities. Our members truly do create a real impact in the community. As Dhara, a current member stated, “HealthNOW has pushed me to view health more holistically and engage with the community in meaningful ways.”
Our focus for the year 2016-2017 is to generate innovative events and volunteer opportunities which will empower individuals to make an impact in issues related to abortion, blood supply, the refugee crisis, and more!