Mission Statements from Twelve College Health Services
In the following listing, the name and address of the director and college
preceeds their comments and
the mission statement of their health service.
A special thank-you goes to Laura McKenna for collecting the
information, and I am also grateful to our college health colleagues who
submitted mission statements and gave us permission to share them with the
readers of CQ.
Laura K. McKenna, M.S.N.,C.R.N.P.,Director-Student Health, La Salle
University Philadelphia, PA. 19141, firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of Student Health Services is to maintain optimum,
and emotional health of the La Salle University student body
the provision of quality, accessible, comprehensive, and
cost-effective primary health care. We also strive to promote
healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices through ongoing educational
outreach and programming. Student Health serves to assist students
in the pursuit of their academic goals and personal development
consistent with the mission of the University.
Phillips, APRN, MPH, Nurse Practitioner, Eastern
University, email@example.com , (860) 465-5263.
We kept the mission statement for our Health Service short and simple:
It is"to promote the lifelong physical and emotional well-being
[our] students through the provision of accessible, comprehensive, and
cost-effective primary health care and educational outreach."
Larry Hudson, Director, SHS and SCC, Univ. of South
Dakota, Vervillion, SD 57069. LHUDSON@Charlie.usd.edu
The SHS at the University of South Dakota has been accredited by
AAAHC since 1983. The following Mission Statement is our second, due to
the fact that during one of our on site visits, it was suggested to make
it more brief and to the point. I too requested several statements from
collegues, as I did not want to reinvent the wheel.
The Mission of the USD Health Service is to provide health care to
students while counseling or treating them for their particular problem;
to promote preventive medicine and healthy lifestyles; to develop
educational and outreach programs; and to make student visits an
informational and educational experience.
Mary Deal MSN, ARNP, Director, Health
Services, Clark College, Vancouver, WA, DEALMT@gaiser.clark.edu
The mission of Clark College Health Services is to enhance the
academic environment by providing quality health care and health
education services to students and staff of Clark College in a
caring, cost effective, and convenient manner.
Wayne H. Ericson, Ph.D,
Director, Student Health Service,
Campus Box 2540,
Illinois State University,
Normal, Illinois 61790-2540
The Student Health Program helps students achieve their career and
educational goals by maintaining and improving their health and the health
of the university community through the provision of cost effective,
quality programs which are appropriately linked and coordinated with other
university and community providers. These programs promote health,
prevent and treat illness, and restore ill persons to optimal health. The
Student Health Program serves an ever-increasing number of satisified
customers, and recognizes the value of each participant in our service
Mark R. Gardner, M.D., Director, Northwestern
University Health Service, Evanston, IL 60208-4000,
primary mission of the Health Service is two-fold... 1) To provide quality
medical care to allow students to perform optimally, physically and
mentally, to achieve their academic and intellectual potential, and to
minimize interruptions in their academic pursuits; 2) To provide strong,
effective health education programs to help students develop healthy
life-styles to enhance their intellectual growth and development as they
become responsible members of society for the future.
Carol Hillerson, Administrative Assistant,
Creighton University Student Health, Omaha, NE, firstname.lastname@example.org
Health is committed to promoting the physical and mental health of the
Creighton student through provision of quality health care services.
Public health measures to prevent accidents and diseases are implemented.
Student Health also provides programming in health promotion and disease
prevention to the University community. all of these services are based
on research and evaluation of college students' health needs and lifestyle
issues. Our goal is to prepare students to be their own health advocates
and informed consumers of appropriate health care services. Appropriate
use of the health care delivery system is necessary to keep health care
Health Center, College of Lake County, a non-residential college
of 15,000 students located in Greyslake, IL:
The mission of Health Services encompasses an holistic approach to
health care management, providing assessments and assisting students
and staff in the management of health related concerns. The Health
Service's primary emphasis is on the promotion of health and wellness
through education as contrasted to an emphasis on providing clinic
type service. In addition to educational programming, the center
does provide basic first aid and short term minor illness treatment.
The Health Services responds to emergency health situations and makes
appropriate referrals. Services are coordinated with other
departments on campus, as well as with local resources in the
Hall Health Primary Care Center, University of Washington
- The mission of Hall Health is to provide high quality,
health care, selected specialty services and public health services to
University of Washington students and the surrounding community. The
staff is committed to improving and maintaining physical and mental health
with a focus on health education and appropriate use of health
Lois Hildenbrand, Co-Director,
Center for Health and Counseling,
University of Alaska Fairbanks,
PO Box 755580,
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-5580
The mission of the UAF Center for Health and Counseling is to
overall health of students. We assist students in their acquisition of
the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to recover, build and
maintain health, balance lifestyles. Our mission also includes helping
to foster a healthy campus environment and working to ensure
accessibility of education for all students.
- The University of Virginia, James C. Turner,MD, Director, Elson
Student Health Center, 400 Brandon Avenue, PO Box 800760,
Charlottesville VA 22908. http://www.virginia.edu/studenthealth/
Submitted by Madeline Y. Jones, Quality Improvement Coordinator.
The Department of Student Health provides health care, education,
and health promotion for students in support of their University
experience. All encounters between students and staff are regarded as
opportunities to influence students' health attitudes and practices. The
Department's academic activities include the education of future health
care providers, the training and supervision of students as health
educators, and participation in research. As a consultant to the
University regarding students' individual and public health issues, the
Department provides institutional leadership and student advocacy within
our community, state, region and nation.
Gerald Fleischli, University of Oregon, heagjf@OREGON.UOREGON.EDU
This mission statement was developed over a period of at least a
year, with input from a variety of stakeholders.
The value of a mission statement is not only
in the words themselves, but also in the
process by which it is developed. Stakeholders
need to be a part of this process if they are
going to be asked to support the mission.
The primary mission of the Student Health Center is to enhance the
educational process by modifying or removing health-related barriers to
personal development and learning. Additional roles for the health center
are to provide prevention, health promotion, and education services that
enable students to take full advantage of their academic experience and to
serve as the health and medical resource for the university community.
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