The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) acts as a student voice to the University Health Center staff and administration.
SHAC members are available to listen to your comments, suggestions, complaints, or compliments about the University Health Center. SHAC also monitors and regularly reports on the University Health Center’s on-going American College Health Association Patient Satisfaction and Assessment Survey. SHAC works closely with the Director of the University Health Center to help resolve any complaints. Aside from their liaison duties, SHAC gets involved in some outreach programming to support campus wellbeing.
SHAC members participate in a variety of UHC committees and plan health related events for the campus community. In addition, SHAC members participate in outreach activities and programming such as the First Look Fair and Maryland Day.
SHAC meets weekly on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 PM. This semester we are meeting virtually. For anyone interested in attending one of our open meetings, please email us at email@example.com for more information.
For those interested in joining SHAC, we recruit new members to apply to SHAC each Spring. Feel free to email the SHAC email to be added to our mailing list.
Initiatives: Creating COVID care packages for students in quarantine or isolation housing
Members: Anusha Jailwala, Bhuvana Pandalai, Donya Forohar, Lindsay Kaufman, Maddy Ndahayo, Riva Patel, Rohan Harris
Contact: Rohan Harris - firstname.lastname@example.org
Diversity and Inclusion
Initiatives: Working with QMIT to develop identity related questions for PSAS survey and organizing a virtual town hall to discuss cultural competence within the UHC
Initiatives: Working on developing stations and ways to sell over-the-county (OTC) medications and condoms in various locations on campus and creating infographics about low OTC medication costs at UHC and insurance plan literacy
Members: Bathsheba Kim, Isha Yardi, Leah Barnes, Sara Dawood, Sasvi Kulasinghe, Vicky Mei
Contact: Vicky Mei - email@example.com
QMIT (Quality Management Improvement Team)
Initiatives: Working with D&I to revise PSAS survey to include questions regarding patient identity and planning a virtual town hall for the Spring semester
Members: Sarah Bejo, Erinn Ossentjuk, Julia Kim, Mariam Shamim, Vaani Shah, Yusuf Mastoor
Contact: Sarah Bejo - firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical Health and Prevention
Initiatives: Creating a series of infographics to promote Wellness Wednesdays on Instagram
Members: Daniel Fong, Grace Lama, Katie Landry, Ramsay Hafer, Sam Lee, Zara Ahmed
Contact: Grace Lama - email@example.com and Samuel Lee - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sexual Health and Women's Health
Initiatives: Created infographics on where students can access free menstrual products on campus and womxn/sexual health services still offered at the UHC this semester and working to distribute free menstrual products on campus
Members: Ayako Sekiya, Gurbani Singh, Maggie Daley, Matt Mathai, Nur Mulugeta, Rutha Adhanom
Contact: Gurbani Singh - email@example.com
PR and Outreach
Initiatives: Creating monthly newsletters and other social media content in collaboration with other subcommittees
Members: Courtney Richardson, Ebele Nwogbo, Emily Kim, Haley Suh
The senseless murders of George Floyd and countless Black Americans are deeply troubling and a clear indication of the injustices in today’s society. SHAC stands in solidarity with the Black community, not only on the UMD campus but around the country. We must come together to acknowledge that systemic racism and inequity is prevalent in our country, including access to healthcare. We are committed to being more than simply not racist, we believe that we must be anti-racist, and will continue to promote and advocate this ideal as the student voices of the Health Center. We are eager to listen to the diverse voices within our campus community to learn how we can advocate for greater equity and inclusion as an organization. If you are interested in connecting with us and sharing your opinions as to how we can help, do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org.