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Health Promotion

Building a healthy campus community

What is health promotion? 

Health promotion at Dal enables members of the Dal community to take control of their health and wellness by:

  • Working with university leaders to build and implement policies to support students’ health.
  • Creating supportive environments and increasing conversations around health and wellness at Dal.
  • Developing programs and resources that support student health and wellness.
  • Strengthening community actions to build an overall healthy campus community.

Our guiding principles 

  • We recognize that we are a part of the bigger health system, in which we appreciate a holistic view of health and wellness (e.g. physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual).

  • We understand and work towards addressing systemic barriers for individuals to achieve their highest level of health.

  • We value research & evidence-informed practice so that we make decisions based upon the needs of the Dalhousie community 

  • We will incorporate planning and evaluation into all of our projects to ensure continuous quality assurance, and fiscal and social responsibility of our work.