Student Health Advisory Board


The Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB) was founded in the late 1980s to function as a liaison between Penn students and the Student Health Service (SHS).  SHAB works closely with SHS staff members to ensure the goals of SHS, especially Campus Health, are matched with the needs of Penn students. This 20-25 member board includes undergraduate, graduate and professional students. SHAB runs January-December and works on at least two projects per semester that influence the work and policies of SHS and Campus Health Initiatives.

SHAB worked to assess the marketing efforts for the 2013 Flu Clinic. In the Spring of 2014, they evaluated SexCamp, a sexual health education workshop for students, based on the changes Campus Health implemented after SHAB's Spring 2013 evaluation.

The board is managed by the Executive Board, which includes, Chris Gibson, Caitlin Breslin and Alex Graf.

SHAB is advised by Ashlee Halbritter (Health Educator).

Please note that SHAB does not handle individual patient issues. If you have a comment or complaint that's specific to your experience, please contact SHS directly.

Membership in SHAB is on a calendar year basis. The 2015 membership application period will open in November.

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