Beginning in 1890, when the John Sealy Hospital Training School for Nurses was established, the university has supported health and wellness initiatives. Since then, health and wellness has expanded to encompass not only nursing and medicine, but also hunger, nutrition, homelessness, housing, public health and anti-violence efforts. The university supports community engagement in health and wellness through the work of 55 departments in 14 schools and colleges.
To find out about the programs, services, resources and other efforts in health and wellness at the university, use the list below. The list is categorized by the groups for whom they are appropriate.
The Children’s Wellness Center is a partnership between The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing and Del Valle ISD. It is the only provider of pediatric health care services in Del Valle.
The Family Wellness Center is operated by The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. It is a primary care facility which provides medical care to uninsured people in Austin, while offering a standardized clinical training program for nursing graduate students. Within the Family Wellness Center is the Women’s Wellness Program, providing cancer screening and blood pressure screening for women age 40 and over.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health provides grants for mental health education, policy, research and services and conducts policy analysis and public events on timely issues for the benefit of communities statewide.
The Michael and Susan Dell Healthy Living Center focuses on prevention and control of childhood obesity through healthy eating and physical activity, promotion of healthy living behaviors in youth, policy and environmental change, and professional education and community service. The center has research and intervention projects worldwide, including the CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) program in 97 Travis County elementary schools and in the Rio Grande Valley.
UT Hope is a student organization committed to health-related volunteering in the Austin community.
The University of Texas at Austin Nursing Students Organization is a pre-professional, student-run nursing organization. The organization provides access to information, aids in communication between the School of Nursing faculty and students, undertakes community service projects and helps members develop leadership skills.
Women In Medicine provides fellowship and support for students interested in issues affecting women entering the medical field. It is committed to sponsoring programs that will make students aware of options available in medical professions.