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Student Health Leadership Council

Student Group

Since the Fall of 1992, the Student Health Leadership Council (SHLC) has served as an advocate for UNM students, working with Student Health and Counseling Health Promotion staff to ensure that student health care needs are met. The council consists of undergrad and graduate students from multiple disciplines (i.e., pre-med, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, health education, public health, counseling, psychology, marketing, business, education, biomedical engineering, etc.) who are interested in making their campus a healthier place for them and their peers.

SHLC meetings are open to all students and are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month (unless otherwise noted) from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm in SHAC Room 234. Lunch is provided.

SHAC Mission

It is our mission to ensure that UNM student health interests are represented in the development of health care policies and programs, such that all students will have access to comprehensive, accessible, and affordable health care.

SHAC Activities

Outreach 

SHLC gathers and reviews information about students’ satisfaction with the SHAC and about challenges students encounter in obtaining care. To do so, SHLC holds random tabling events to collect informal, anonymous feedback from the UNM community. SHLC may also participate in information fairs and works with other student groups to best reach out to students. You may also find SHLC hosting outreach and educational events for the entire student body.

Advising

In addition to conveying concerns and recommendations to UNM student health administrators, SHLC is briefed on new initiatives and asked for input on potential changes to policies, services, and programs. SHAC professionals regularly attend meetings to mentor SHLC members who are looking to go into their related field.

Get Involved!

If you are interested in becoming a SHLC member for the upcoming academic year or have any questions about getting involved, please email us at peerhelp@unm.edu or call us at 505.277.1074.

You must be a student in good academic standing, attend meetings regularly, and participate actively.

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