Monday, September 10, 2012

2012 National Health Observances

Check out the 
2012 National Health Observances Calendar:

Friday, April 13, 2012


"Come Join the MOOvement" with Health Services.

Champs day of service at the UMD Farm
When: April 21

Meat 'n' Greet
Where: Center Court Restaurant (next to Taste of Italia in the Food Court)
When: April 23
Time: 11:30-12:30pm
What: Meet Troy Salzer who is now the farmer that raises sustainable beef for UMD.

"Local Foods" Dinner 
Where: Dining Center
When:April 26th
Time: 4:30-7pm
What: Have the opportunity to taste a delicious dinner filled with locally grown foods.
Meet the farmer for UMD- Troy Salzer from 5-6pm

Community Wellness Day
What: Key Speaker: Joel Salatin who is the sustainable farmer from the documentary, "Fresh: The Movie."
When: April 28th
Where: Marshall Performing Arts Center

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Duluth Women's Expo

Main Page Link 


  • Saturday March 3rd, 2012. 
  • 9am-4pm 


Health Resources 

Free Tickets

  • Must print ticket 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Annual Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness week 
Feb. 27th-Mar 2
    Kitty Westin 
    • Mon. Feb 27th 7-8:30pm
    • Tues. Feb. 28th 9-10:30am
      • "Family and Friends:" 
      • Documentary Viewing and Panel Discussion
      • Montague 80 
    • Wednesday Feb. 29th 12-1pm
      • Documentary"Killing Us Softly"
      •  optional discussion
      • Kirby 268
    • Wed. Feb 29th 1-2pm
      • "How to Help a Friend"- 
      • Group discussion facilitated by Health Services Jean Baribeau-Thoennes 
      • Kirby 268
    • Thurs. Mar. 1st 12-1pm
      • Documentary Viewing- "Perfect Illusions: Eating Disorders and the Family"
      • Multicultural Lounge

Thursday, February 9, 2012


SH/E meeting!
UMD Sexual Health Educators (S/HE)
This is a group of students that provide presentations on healthy relationships and sexual health to classrooms and housing units on campus.

Group Advisor
  • Dori Decker
    • Health Services health educator 
Benefits of Joining
  • Sexual Health knowledge 
  • Sexual Health Education Knowledge
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Network with students and local agencies concerning sexual health
  • Strengthen Resume 
  • Learn from professionals. 
  • FUN!
Want to Join? 
  • Contact Dori Decker 

Next Presentation
  • 5 Languages of Love
    • When: Feb 13th 1-3pm 
    • Where: Library Rotunda (4th floor)
    • Who: For UMD students
    • Provided by: UMD Counseling Services
Future Projects 
To be continued

Request A SH/E Presentation

What majors/minors apply?
  • Open to all majors and minors
Spring 2012 Members 
  • Mel Alvar
  • Brook Martell
  • Michelle Sones
  • Kristin Gates
  • Dana Krizak 
  • Angela Sheets

Monday, February 6, 2012

Wellness in Action Schedule

WEEKLY FOCUS:  Take an active roll in your health!
  • 4:15-5:00pm Weights/ Upper body
  • 5:00-6:00pm Zumba
  • 4:15-5:00pm Kickboxing/Cardio/Track
  • 5:00-6:00pm
  • 4:15-5:00pm Weights/ Lower Body
  • 5:00-6:00pm Zumba
  • 4:15-5:00pm To be determined. 
  • 5:00-6:00pm

UMD RESOURCES: Student Health Advisory Committee

  • A.K.A Student Health Advisory Committee 
  • Click link above to view:
    • Mission
    • Benefits of Joining
    • Responsibilites
    • Dori Decker
    • Contact
  • Facebook
SHAC Advisor
  • Dori Decker 
  • (218) 726-7046

Looking for Participants!

Meeting Times 
  • When: Tuesdays 1pm
  • Where: Tweed Museum conference room
  • Times and meeting places are subject to possible change
Current Projects 


Would you like to exercise out side of the SpHC fitness center?
Looking to do an activity to enjoy winter? 
Hoping to meet people and enhance your health at the same time? 
Are you missing equipment to make this happen?
These are all questions that UMD RSOP can help solve. 

Check out: 
RSOP Rental Front Desk
  • Intramurals
  • Fitness
  • Kayak and Canoe 
  • Outdoor trips
  • Aquatics
  • And more!
  • Eligibility 
  • Enrollment 
  • Reimbursement 
  • Spring 2012
  • Forms 
    • Risk management
    • Health 
    • Contracts/Accounting 
    • Leading Programs/ Trips Forums
    • Liability
  • Contact
  • Payment

Sunday, February 5, 2012


In case you missed this event, this post will provide the participants and the website links/contact information to potential job opportunities in this field!

Minnesota Job Search Website
This is a website that lists any job opening for the whole entire state.

Event Booth Participants 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

WEAR RED DAY: Friday February 3

Celebrate National Wear Red Day 

To support the American Heart Association's mission to fight heart disease in women. 
According to the A.H.A, "Heart Disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year!"

Friday Februrary 3, 2012.

Who is participating? 
"Thousands of hospitals, small businesses, multinational corporations, news broadcasters, schools, individuals, and even landmarks "Go Red"  to help raise crucial awareness and significant funds in the fight against heart disease in women.  So are UMD students, as shown below!

Links WearRedDay

Funny Youtube Videos

Informational Videos

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

INTERNSHIP: UMD Health Coaching-Fall 2012

Meet Rachel Gilberston. She’s the UMD’s Staff  Health Coach through UPLAN.

What does Rachel do as a the UMD health coach
As the UMD Health Coach, I work on the forefront of Employee Health and Wellness. My job is to stay up to date on current health trends and the impact of worksite wellness. I work one-on-one with clients, facilitate weekly Health Improvement Program meetings, create UMD wellness initiatives, and promote the University of 
Minnesota's wellness programs for all campuses.

Internship opportunities/description 
                         (Health Education Majors) 

  • Plan, Organize, and Prepare Health Improvement Program (HIP) meetings. Assist in weekly meetings.
  • Maintain contact with HIP guest presenters. 
  • Assist in the Employee Wellness Program Fall 2012 health challenge planning, promotion, implementation, and evaluation. This may include calculating weigh-in results, sending weekly informational and results emails, and providing support and encouragement to participants
  •   Participate (as needed) in weight management program, presentations, health fairs, and other appropriate meetings (departmental, campus, etc.)
  • Document individual information and maintain the files within HIPAA and University guidelines to assure participant's privacy and confidentiality of information
  • Assist in the development and ongoing use of Health Coaching program materials, promotions, and evaluations. 

Other majors are applicable
Rachel claims,  "l'll accept any major/minor as long as they are interested in learning about Health Coaching and can offer ideas and ways of improving and expanding the current program. My goal is that internship opportunity offers an experience that aligns with future goals/careers that students are passionate about."

National Certification in the areas of health, fitness, nutrition, or other health areas.   

Senior level student in a Health Education or Psychology major with one or more years of experience in a related health field. Eligible for internship credit. Proficient with word processing, email, internet.

Examples of other Majors
1) Health Care Management Major: Helping to update Health Coaching and Quick Care policies and procedures along with creating more efficient ways of scheduling appointments and tracking client progress.

2) Psychology Major: Setting up and observing health coaching meetings, providing follow up resources to clients.

How many spot available for the fall? 
1-2 maybe 3. 

A little bit about Rachel
Rachel is a Health Education (Community) grad and had some trouble finding a job after graduation. With much hard work, Rachel teamed up with UMD to become the UPlan Health Coach/Health Educator.  

Is this a growing occupation?
Absolutely! Here are some proof of when Rachel started out, compared to the current date. 

2007: 4 clients when program started in October
2008: 39 clients completed the program
2009: 45 clients completed the program
2010: 62 clients completed the program
2011: 54 clients completed * I have to do some final calculations for this number as some started in 2011 but are still finishing their program.

I've implemented a variety of ways to increase my capacity to see approximately 100 clients starting in 2012.

Why is this occupation growing?
Many employers/ executives/ social institutions are realizing that when employees are healthy there are less sick days (raising productivity), and money is saved. Health Insurance plans are offering deductions as incentives to work with a Health Coach. 

UMD's UPLAN (health insurance) offers wellness points. The more points you have the more money you save on your health premium.
The Wellness Point Goals are based on the level of coverage
1) 300 wellness points = $300 reduction in 2013 insurance premiums
2) 400 wellness points = $400 reduction in 2013 insurance premiums

Wellness coaching=150 points 

Results of the University Wellness Program
University Wellness program (including all campus locations) has a 1.09:1 return on investment based on 2008 reports(*For each dollar the University spends on the UPlan Wellness Programs, they cover the cost and make 9 cents.)

Based on the annual Wellness Assessment, the average health risk per repeat participant went from 3.1 down to 2.7 which is a decrease of 11.1%.

UMD RESOURCES: Health Services-Counseling Services

Are you having a hard time dealing with stress, contemplating about "coming out," feeling moody or lethargic, getting in fights with loved ones, or struggling with using too much alcohol, drugs or even food? These are only a few issues that UMD Counseling Services can help with.

What can you find on their main page?
 Clinic Services, Calendar of UMD Events , Contact options, and much more!

Do you have to pay? 
One the best things about this resource is if you're in school for over 6 credits, it's free! Let me restate that it's FREE FOR STUDENTS (over 6 credits).
Are you attending UMD and completing 6 credits or less? See your options here.

(Comfy/Cozy Lobby) 

Why should any student consider this resource?
Counseling can help with things like this no matter how small or big they appear. If something is preventing you from being the well-balanced, healthy, successful student you want to be, having a counselor coach you through issues might just make life a little bit more easy or manageable. In addition, this is a place that offers confidentiality, so your secrets are safe with them.

Meat Jean Baribeau-Thoennes: Health Services Counselor.

What does she want students to know? 
Throughout the HERO interview, she pointed out that students don't have to be on medication or have a clinical diagnosis of a mental health issue to use counseling services. If you need support, problem solving, or a place to explore the impact your problem is having on your life and to work to make some changes they are here to help. No matter how big or small the issue is for yourself or between you and other people, it's worthy of counseling services. They can assist you to over come your issue or reach what ever goal you have. 

Don't want to schedule a session but want some information? 
This resource center also offers informational pamphlets if you're looking for information on:

  • Maybe I have a friend with an eating disorder?
  • Procrastination
  • Maybe I have an eating problem?
  • Test Anxiety
  • Coming out
  • Safety and Security on Campus
  • Dealing with Depression-What everyone should know.
  • Body Size Diversity and Acceptance
  • Adjusting to College
  • Sexual Assault Protocol
  • A Student's Guide to ADHD
  • Take a stand against Hate Crimes
  • For Loved ones and Sexual Abuse Survivors
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Perfectionism
  • Grief and Loss
  • Bipolar Disorder: Stories of Coping and Courage
  • Stress in College
  • Coping and Stress
  • Emotional Abuse
  • A good night’s sleep (tips and Support)
  • Coping with Mental Illness In the Family
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Addictive Relationships
  • Experiencing and Expressing Emotion
Still not convinced if your a candidate for counseling?
Screening procedures can help. Contact to assist with further questions.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Essentia Health Patient Education

Essentia Health Patient Education

Job Description

This job is not directly associated with patients. Click the link, "Patient Education Description" above to get a brief description. 
Postition was posted Jan. 25th

Job Search Link

Sharon Lund
Patient Education Specialist
Essentia Health Clinical Education MCL 310
502 East 2nd Street
Duluth, MN 55805

EVENT: Superior, WI Mariner Mall Health Fair

30th Annual Mariner Mall Community Health Expo
Vendors will be in this hallway
  •  Sat. Feb. 4th 
  • 10am-3pm
  • Get your cholesterol, bone density, glucose screening by the UMD pharmacy students!
  • Body Fat testing-Anytime fitness 
  • Health Screenings-Lake Superior Chiropractic
  • See demos for adaptive aids for visually impared-Head of the Lakes Organ Transplant
  • Network with vendors 
  • Seek potential job opportunities
  • Bergquist Chiropractors 
  • VA Medical Center OFF/OIF Programs 
  • Circle of Hope
  • St. Francis in the Park
  • Food Service Market Place
  • D.C. Health and Human Services 
  • Shrine Hospital
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Human Development Center
  • Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Head of the Lakes Organ Transplant
  • Lake Superior Chiropractic 
  • UMD College of Pharmacy 
  • Overeaters Anonymous
  • Northern Waters Parish Nurse 
  • NW WI Lead Free Task Force
  • Lighthouse of Superior 
  • Essentia Health 
  • Anytime Fitness 
  • Golden Living Center
  • North Country Ind. Living 
  • Walmart Vision Center 
  • Foster Grandparents 
  • NWCSA-Memory Lane 
  • Harbor Centers 
  • Senior Connections
  • Alpine Medical Alert. Inc. 

Monday, January 30, 2012

WELLNESS IN ACTION: Jan 30th-4th schedule

What is Wellness in action? 

The purpose of this group is to provide a supportive environment for people to be physically active.  Whether you can come one day each week or every day each week, we would love to have you participate!  We will meet at the RSOP welcome desk at 4:10 (after Methods).  In order to participate in group fitness classes (Zumba, kickboxing, etc.) you will need to purchase a Group Fitness Pass in SpHC 153, the cost is $50 for the semester.  Other activities such as weights, cardio and track workouts are free to full time students.  

Dates/times of group fitness
MondayTuesday                            WednesdayThursday
4:15-5:00Weights/Upper BodyKickboxing/Cardio/Track Weights/Lower BodyTBD


Thursday, January 26, 2012

ETA SIGMA GAMMA: What is it?

Eta Sigma Gamma

  • Main page webpage

What is Eta Sigma Gamma? 

  • This is a health honorary society who's mission is to "promote of the discipline by elevating the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally prepared men and women in Health Education." The goal is further develop our skills and experience as a student and future health educator. 

Joining Requirements

  • All health majors and minors

Past Activities: 

  • Initiation dinner (fun laid back event to welcome new members) 
  • Participation of community events such as:
    • Jingle Bell Run (arthritis foundation)
    •  Polar Bear Plunge (Special Olympics)
    •  Table at UMD Health Fair
    •  Diabetes Walk
    •  Relay for Life Walk
    • Highway cleanup 

Member Advantages

  • Meet people in your degree, make friendships, and network with other students
  • Build your resume/ portfolio 
  • Have an excuse to go have some fun in the community
  • Practice the 7 responsibilities of health education
  • Have fun and make memories 
It's laid back and there is no requirement amount for participation (however you get what you put into it) 

Check out the pictures! 

Additional Opportunities
(if requested) 
  • Host workshops on: e-portfolio, resume/ portfolio organization, interviewing for health education jobs
  • Participate in new community events as long as they are pertaining to health education and the 7  health education responsibilities
Extra/ Other

The first meeting is this Wednesday at 4pm in the SPHC 2nd floor. The room is to be determined. 

                Please feel free to leave questions or comments! 
                                         Questions and comments will be censored if necessary            


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

SCHOLARSHIPS: Two available for Health Education Majors

Health Education Major Scholarships

  • provided by the College of Education and Human Service Professions 

Two available

  1. Bohannon Merit Scholarship
  2. Jerry and Louise Chernagoy Scholarship 

  • The only way you can be considered for these is to submit a completed application form. Click the title "application" above to receive the application
  • DUE DATE-February 15, 2012
  • Submit a complete application packet to Kori Kromm (see web page for details) 

Bohannon Merit Scholarship

  • This scholarship is awarded to students entering their senior year with majors in the College of Education and Human Service Professions. Selection is based on:
    • Cumulative GPA
    • Performance in Extra-Curricular Activities (service or professional)
    • Performance in community involvements 
    • favorable work experiences 
  • Financial need is not a factor.

Jerry and Louise Chernagoy Scholarship

  • This scholarship is awarded based on:
    • Full time Junior Health Education Student with a GPA of 3.0 or better with financial need (as defined by UMD's Financial Aid office) 

  • Information from: 
    • Dr. Georgia Lynn Keeney
    • Associate Professor and Coordinator of Health Education Degree Programs
    • Dept. of HPER110 Sports and Health Center UMD
    • 218-726-7521

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Introduction post

Have you ever tried to find a classmate to get help or share some news with them, but you can't find any contact info for them? If you're like many who don't remember names full and last, it can be frustrating to reach the person you need.

If you would like to leave your contact info on this blog you could help not just other people, but help yourself. If you've take HLTH 4000 with Dr. Tornabene, you may know the power of networking!

Leave your contact info for us and we'll post what you're comfortable with!

Suggestions for what you leave as contact info: 

Name: Full and Last
E-mail: school e-mail and/or e-mail which another can find you through Facebook.
Phone number: Post this at your own discretion

Introduction Post


This posting category will be about ways students will be able to get involved. More specifically, by getting involved includes something in that will help you graduate with the experience you need.  

There are plenty of organizations/work sites that are willing to trade their years of wisdom and work experience for our the help that our fresh young minds can offer. 

These student opportunities will pertain more to the topic of health and health education. 


Here's assessment questions for yourself to answer to see if you may need to pay attention to the "Student Opportunities post category." 

Do you know exactly what occupation you want when you graduate? 
Are you looking for internships?
Are you looking for paid internships?
Are you somewhat fearful of getting a grown up job? 
Do you feel the need to develop skills among the 7 Health Education Responsibilities? 
Do you feel like your resume could use some extra experience to give you that differential advantage to get hired? 
Would you like to strengthen the skills you already have? 
Are you bored? 
Would you like to make a difference in Community Health and Health education? 

If you answered YES to any of these questions, stay tuned for the "Student Opportunities" category label. 

Eating Disorders

This week is the Annual Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week 
  • Sponsored by UMD Health Services 
General Resources 
What is an Eating Disorder? 
Eating Disorder Assesment Tools
Who does eating disorders affect? 
Medical Complications
Friends/Family/ Professional Resources