What is Health Promotion?
Some people think they are healthy if they are not sick. But health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.
Wellness is a broader term that considers the cultural, physical, spiritual, social, vocational, intellectual, environmental, and emotional aspects of life. Achieving wellness is not about an individual simply making healthy choices. It involves understanding how interpersonal, organizational, communal, and societal factors can impact the individual’s wellness.
Health Promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health and wellness. Health promotion activities can include prevention programming, awareness campaigns, or response services.
Health Promotion at Loyola University Chicago
While a team of health educators work at the Wellness Center, departments across campus deliver programs and resources that benefit your wellness. Within the Wellness Center, we offer programming that focuses on gender-based violence, alcohol and other drugs, resilience and coping skills, nutrition, and positive body image.
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Resilience and Coping Skills
Positive Body Image
The Body Project