Student Health Advisory Board
The Student Health Advisory Board, founded in the late 1980s, is a group of undergraduate, graduate, and professional Penn students who meet several times a semester to function as liaisons to the Student Health Service (SHS) and Campus Health regarding the clinical and public health needs of Penn students. SHAB works closely with SHS staff members, particularly Campus Health, in pursuit of a Healthy Penn by providing student feedback on health policies and programs.
Additionally, SHAB members will be e-mailed 1-2 times per month for feedback on more pressing issues and projects. It is expected that SHAB members will be engaged in this informal communication process.
SHAB will not have an executive board, but students may split up into project groups if there is interest in taking on side projects.
Failure to attend meetings, failure to participate in e-mail discussions, and/or failure to participate in projects are grounds for dismissal from the group.
The SHAB commitment runs from January 2017-December 2017.
SHAB is advised by Ashlee Halbritter (Director) and Rebecca Huxta (Public Health Specialist).
Spring 2017 Meeting dates and times will be the 3rd Friday of every month:
Friday January 20th 3:15-4:30pm
Friday February 17th 3:15-4:30pm
Friday March 17th 3:15-4:30pm
Friday April 14th 3:15-4:30pm
Membership in SHAB is on a calendar year basis. To apply, download the 2017 membership application here.
Healthy Food Truck Initiative
The Healthy Food Truck Initiative works with food trucks to promote healthier meals to customers. Our partners include Penn Campus Health, The Food Trust, and various food trucks in the Philadelphia area. Explore the tabs above to learn more!
Mission: To help transform food trucks into sites where the health of customers is promoted
Vision: A healthy food truck eating environment that supports healthy eating habits in customers
Values: Using a community-engaged, research-based, and business-friendly approach to create change
Contact HFTI at phillyhealthyfoodtrucks@
and Penn Campus Health via Ashlee Halbritter at ashleeh@ .
Penn Undergraduate Health Coalition
The Penn Undergraduate Health Coalition (PUHC) is an umbrella group that represents the health organizations at the University of Pennsylvania. It was established in 2013 in response to the growing information gap amongst the health communities at the University of Pennsylvania and is comprised of thirty constituent groups. The Health Coalition aims to impact health in a tangible way both on and off campus by promoting collaborative endeavors, facilitating information, encouraging health discourse and advocating for the Penn health community.