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Health Advocates

Health Advocates Wanted, Apply Today!

Boynton Health is looking for passionate, enthusiastic students to become Health Advocates.

APPLY TODAY! Deadline is August 7, 2017.

What is a Health Advocate?

A Health Advocate (HA) is a student appointed as a health resource in his or her residence hall or apartment community, fraternity, or sorority. Health Advocates attend class every Tuesday from 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at Boynton Health, where they are trained to respond to common health-related issues. HAs share information and prevention strategies with other students in their residence. HAs also refer students to other health resources on campus.

Health Advocates:

Why be a Health Advocate?

There are many benefits to becoming an HA, including:

What does it take to become a Health Advocate?

We're looking for students who:

Which residence halls and apartment buildings have Health Advocates?

We have Health Advocate positions open for the 2017–2018 academic year in:

Housing & Residential Life

Off-Campus Housing

(All 2017–2018 Health Advocate positions have been filled in Dinnaken House, Radius, and University Village.)

Apply Today!

Interested? Just complete and submit this application!

The application deadline is August 7, 2017, but we recommend you apply early! We will select Health Advocates on rolling basis.

Selection decisions will be communicated by August 14, 2017.

Training Sessions

Health Advocates are expected to move into their residence hall or apartment early for CPR and other skills training.


What do former Health Advocates say about the program?

"Helping my fellow students with everything from treating a cough to answering questions about mental health gave me a whole new concept of 'community service,' a concept that I wish everyone can one day experience for themselves." — Former Health Advocate

"Through the Health Advocate program, I have gained valuable leadership and teamwork skills and learned relevant, practical knowledge I apply in everyday life. This experience has given me the confidence to take leadership in daily situations, as well as taught me how to respond to people's needs." — Former Health Advocate

"The training I received in the fall semester helped me save a life today. An intoxicated and unconscious 16-year-old male was brought into [my] work by his friends. I recognized the condition he was in and immediately knew he needed medical attention...If I hadn't been exposed to such situations in class, I wouldn't have known exactly what I needed to do and a life could have been lost." — Former Health Advocate

Contact Us

For more information contact Health Advocate Advisor, Julie Sanem at sanem006@umn.edu.

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