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Community Wellness Project

Description: Junior students in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, participate in a Community Wellness project as an integrative component of the Occupational Health and Wellness course each Spring semester. Students form teams of 4-5 and are charged with creating a wellness initiative for a community organization, business, or service that centers on occupation (what people do) and does not include diet and exercise components. Projects vary in content and are based on extensive study of the needs of the assignment communities and organizations. The outcome of the project is a comprehensive book that has materials that support grant applications if the partner should decide to implement the proposed initiative.

Community Partnerships:

  • Almost Home STL
  • Crave Coffeehouse
  • Eastern Reception Diagnostic and Correctional Center (C-4/C-5)/SLU Prison Program
  • Fields Foods
  • Neighborhood Houses STL
  • Saint Louis University Counseling Center - Veterans Program
  • Saint Louis University Wellness Office
  • Sanctuary St. Louis
  • Shaw Nature Reserve
  • Womans Place St. Louis

Primary SLU Contact: Jeanne Eichler, jeichler@slu.edu

Categories: Arts and Culture, Community Gardens and Urban Farming, Criminal Justice, Disability Services, Economic Development, Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Faith, Gender, Health, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Mentoring, Multicultural Efforts, Older Adults, Race and Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, Veterans, Violence, Women, Youth and Family

SLU Community Engagement Locations