Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC)

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) acts as a student voice to the University Health Center staff and administration.

Student Health Advisory Committee logo

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 shac.umd@gmail.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. 

SHAC Subcommittees

COVID-19

  • 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 - rharris9@terpmail.umd.edu

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
     
  • MembersBlen Asres, Minahil Cheema, Naru Kang, Sunjana Patel, Zyna Egbe
     
  • Contact: Minahil Cheema - mcheema@terpmail.umd.edu

 

Healthy Relationships and Consent

  • Initiatives: Working on informational graphics on consent and relationships with significant others to share on social media and promoting the Victim's Assistance Fund
     
  • MembersAlex McCann, Alexis Beaver, Hannah Green, Isa Cazares, Kam Perry
     
  • Contact: Alex McCann - alexandramccann2019@gmail.com

 

Mental Health

  • Initiatives: Organized a virtual study hall for students to meet and do homework or socialize and working on making inforgraphics on mental health resources
     
  • Members: Clarissa Xia, Diana Bunghiuz, Hunter Baxter, Rhea Gupta, Sagar Matharu, Sanjit Sachdeva
     
  • Contact: Sanjit Sachdeva - sanjsach@terpmail.umd.edu

 

Pharmacy and Insurance

  • 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 - vickymei138@gmail.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 - sarahbejo@gmail.com

 

Physical Health and Prevention

  • Initiatives: Creating a series of infographics to promote Wellness Wednesdays on Instagram
     
  • MembersDaniel Fong, Grace Lama, Katie Landry, Ramsay Hafer, Sam Lee, Zara Ahmed
     
  • Contact: Grace Lama - gracelama@gmail.com and Samuel Lee - sslee98@terpmail.umd.edu

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 - gurbani6721@gmail.com

 

PR and Outreach

  • Initiatives: Creating monthly newsletters and other social media content in collaboration with other subcommittees
     
  • MembersCourtney Richardson, Ebele Nwogbo, Emily Kim, Haley Suh
     
  • Contact: Haley Suh - Suhhaley@yahoo.com

 

In This Issue

Learn about:
- How to safely celebrate Halloween this year
- 4Maryland and COVID prevention tips
- Election information
- Flu prevention information
- Upcoming events

October 2020 Newsletter

SHAC Commitment to Anti-Racism

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 shac.umd@gmail.com.

Resources and Tips for BIPOC Who Are Struggling
Contact information for SHAC. Email shac.umd@gmail.com. Instagram and Twitter: @shac_umd Website: ter.ps/shac2020