Faculty & Staff Resources
Health Promotion and Classroom Presentations
The Student Health & Wellness Office staff look forward to partnering with Shasta College faculty and staff towards improving the health of our students. Students want and need information on health topics, and skills supporting health behavioral change, and the classroom setting is where this is most effectively accomplished. Here are some ways you can promote the health of our students as a faculty member:
1. Request a classroom presentation on a health-related topic.
- The College Nurse and Psychological Counselor are available to speak on various issues, such as substance abuse, sexual health, healthy relationships, stress management, and other topics.
- To Schedule Your Classroom Presentation: Please forward your request with the details of class times, preferred dates, number of students and the content you would like for the presentation, to firstname.lastname@example.org, with as much lead time as possible. We are prepared to work with you on adapting presentations to meet your particular course and/or student needs.
2. Integrate into your curriculum, and/or offer extra credit for engaging in the various online or in-person health-related activities offered by the Student Health & Wellness Office. Syllabus addendum suggestions:
- Students may read an issue of Campus Well, and write a (xxx word) response paper on one of the featured health topics, critique the imbedded student videos, or briefly present to the class the monthly exercise and nutrition suggestions found in the current issue. Campus Well is a quality, professionally reviewed, and Shasta College customized monthly health education magazine, which provides interactive “quizzes” and activities, as well as videos of college students discussing health challenges related to their academic success.
- Encourage wellness with some of our health screenings: blood pressure, blood sugar, anemia, body composition, and cholesterol (lipid) screening (nominal fee), vision, and hearing.
- Have students sign up and complete a free online course to learn self-care skills for mental wellness thru the UCLA Stand for All Program.
- Encourage students to take on of our FREE anonymous online mental health screenings offered by MindWise Innovations.
Tuberculosis Clearances and First Aid for Work-Related Injuries
Shasta College employees may utilize the Student Health & Wellness Office nursing services to obtain their required work related tuberculosis clearance (TB Risk Assessment Questionnaire), at no cost to the employee.
The initial (at time of hire) TB Clearance must be completed at an off campus facility.
- Shasta College Human Resources
- BP 7330 – Communicable Disease
- AP 7330 – Communicable Disease
- AP 7336 – Certification of Freedom of Tuberculosis
They also may receive initial first aid for an acute work-related injury, with a referral to the District’s Occupational Health provider as indicated.
First Aid Kits & Refills
The Zee kits are for everyday use, for management of minor first aid needs. Any current installed Zee Medical cabinets and the associated cost of refilling, three times a year, will be transferred to the Campus Safety budget. If you find you are running out of a specific supply before the restock date those supplies will need to be purchased using your specific area’s budget. The supplies in the Zee kits may be offered to students when there is a need.
If an area you supervise has a small medical kit that has not been replaced with a large unit, please contact Campus Safety at email@example.com or (530) 242-7910. Campus Safety will review each request and may order a standard kit through Zee Medical.
Any existing kits not Zee Medical purchased will no longer be refillable.
Please do not add other supplies to the kits, especially oral medications, as they create a liability issue.
Please call Campus Safety at (530) 242-7910 if you have questions.
Referring Students to the Student Health & Wellness Office
The Student Health & Wellness Office seeks to promote academic success by assisting students with physical or mental health issues. For non-emergent situations student may complete a Request a Consultation form. Should you become aware of a student with these concerns, please refer them to us. When you are particularly concerned about a student’s mental health, if possible, it is often useful to walk a student in distress to our offices.