University of Memphis Designated a White House Healthy Campus

January 9, 2017 - The University of Memphis has met all the criteria laid out in a challenge by the White House to become a designated Healthy Campus.

The White House Healthy Campus Challenge asked colleges to reach out to uninsured individuals on campus and in their surrounding communities. Colleges who hosted open enrollment activities on campus, sent emails to students and promoted affordable health care options via social media between Nov. 1 and Dec. 15 were eligible for the White House Healthy Campus designation.

The University of Memphis partnered with Church Health to offer weekly in-person information and enrollment counseling for the Affordable Care Act Marketplace. Information was also distributed by email, flyers, signage, digital weekly journals for students, faculty and staff, through social media accounts such as UofM Future You, and through an interview with health educator Dr. Linh Luu on WMC Action News 5. The efforts were a collaboration between Marketing, Academic and Student Affairs (including the School of Public Health), the Student Health Center and Student Development.

Luu will represent the UofM at Healthy Campus Challenge Day at the White House on Jan. 13, where First Lady Michelle Obama will offer remarks.

Contact: Gabrielle Maxey