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Updated: March 2016

Health Education

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As a unit of McKinley Health Center, our mission is to support and encourage balanced and healthful lifestyles for the diverse UIUC community.

The Health Education Unit has health educators specializing in alcohol use/abuse, athletic injury, cross-cultural issues, fitness, sexuality, nutrition, stress management and wellness. Each of the educators provide a wide variety of services tailored toward their area of expertise.

You may reach the following Health Education staff by calling 217-333-2714:

  • Jerry Ogbudimkpa, PhD, Director of Health Education
  • Jennifer Carson, MS, Wellness Promotion Specialist / Stress Management Coord.
  • Beth Frasca, MS, ACSM-HFS, Health Educator Generalist and Fitness Educator
  • Bethni Gill, MA, RD, LDN, Nutrition Educator
  • Kim Rice, MSW, Sexual Health Educator

To schedule an appointment with one of our Health Educators call the Health Education Unit at 333-2714.

McKinley Health Education Offers:

Our wellness approach towards developing programs and services is a holistic one involving consideration of each dimension of wellness.  A number of programs and services are offered to help UIUC students live a healthy lifestyle and prevent illnesses.  Working in conjunction with other campus units, our health educators develop programs for the diverse needs of the university's student population.

As a unit, we plan and coordinate health awareness events for the campus and community. These events may include National Nutrition Month, Alcohol Awareness Week, World AIDS Day, and Great American SMOKE-OUT.  Visit our calendar of events for monthly updates.

As students are faced with making decisions about their health and well-being, our professional staff can assist with finding the best solutions possible to fit their individual lifestyle and interests.

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