Public Health Initiatives
Breckenridge Adaptive Ski trains CC student volunteers to use adaptive ski equipment on ski slopes. Once students are certified, they become a ski buddy for a person with a disability.
Disability Awareness Group (DAWG) is a club that focuses on bringing awareness to a variety of disabilities.
Global Health is dedicated to engaging students in global health issues and developing health equity and social justice.
Project Fuzzy encourages students to develop an understanding of the fiber arts by teaching them how to knit and crochet. The created hats and blankets are then donated to the Denver and Colorado Springs Children's Hospitals.
Student SPILL (Supporting Peers In Laidback Listening) is an anonymous and confidential peer-to-peer online support system for college students launched in December 2008. Available 24 hours a day, students can go to the Student SPILL website (www.studentspill.com) and vent about problems they are experiencing in an email message (a “Spill”).
The Public Health track supports student-run organizations that emphasize prevention science and the promotion of local, regional, and global wellness. Organizations currently focus on domains like infectious disease prevention, disability awareness, women’s health, and child welfare. The Public Health track also supports the CC Community Kitchen. All organizations in the Public Health track participate in regular trainings in public health theory and practice.
To speak to a CCE staff member about public health engagement opportunities, please contact Adison Petti at 719.389.6022 or via email at Adison.Petti@ColoradoCollege.edu.