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Healthy U! – Health Promotion and Wellness Initiative

Healthy U! – Health Promotion and Wellness Initiative

Healthy U! is the University’s community health promotion and wellness initiative. The program was created in 2013 and we held our first event in April 2013. Healthy U! has the vision of instilling a culture of healthy behaviors and wellness in students, health clinic employees, university staff and faculty. We achieve our vision by designing and delivering high quality health promotion and wellness services; we educate and assist our university community in leading healthy lifestyles; and we champion an innovative and sustainable program.

What we do: Healthy U! aims to educate, screen and refer individuals for specific health conditions. We support health clinic employees, students, staff and faculty in developing and maintaining healthy lifestyle habits. Additionally, Healthy U! fosters and promotes the adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviors and discourages behaviors that lead to illness, disability and/or premature death.

Our services include: Healthy U! organizes numerous events throughout the year and provides resources and education to promote prevention and good health to our university community in collaboration with experts across the university. Our services align with the mission of RFU to improve the wellness of its people.

Examples of Services and previous events:

  • Monthly Wellness Wednesday Events
    • Educational awareness programs and Information Tables
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Screenings
  • Mindfulness Meditation Programs 2 times per year
  • Walking Club and Organized Walks
  • Physical Activity Programs
  • Nutritional Programs
  • Stress Management Programs
  • Challenges
    • Aim to Maintain
    • Frequent Flighters – Use the Stairs
    • Team Walking
    • Better Beverage
  • Staff and Faculty Wellness Month
  • Assist with Student Wellness Week

Meet the Healthy U! Team:

Roxanne Hurtado
Administrative Assistant; Healthy U!
847-578- 8749

Ziemowit MazurZiemowit Mazur EdM, MS, PA-C
Co-Chair; Healthy U!
Assistant Professor and Associate Director
Physician Assistant Program
847-578- 8669


Jeffery DamaschkeJeffrey Damaschke PT, DPT, PhD, OCS
Co-Chair; Healthy U!
Chair, Lifestyle Medicine, CHP Co-Director of Student Affairs, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
847-578- 8830