SHRS Wellness Pavilion at the Homewood CEC

 

Abstract 

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ (SHRS) Wellness Pavilion (WP) is a student-led space that exists inside The W.E.L.L (Wellness, Education, Living & Learning) at the University of Pittsburgh’s Community Engagement Center (CEC) at Homewood. This community-engaged and inter-disciplinary space was designed for Homewood and surrounding communities’ residents to feel heard and empowered to improve, maintain and take control of their health and wellness. To do so, we aim to provide a myriad of free evidence-based health and wellness services and programs for residents across the lifespan. Moreover, the WP is committed to fostering healthy relationships between students, faculty, staff and community members via inter-professional collaborations and person-centered approaches to care. The WP intends to maintain and initiate mutually beneficial partnerships within Homewood and surrounding communities to fortify University-specific strategic priorities. These partnerships will enhance our proposed actions, which will lead to a greater societal impact. Community-based learning will occur at the WP, which will advance our teaching practices, appeal to diverse applicants seeking admission and/or employment at the university and positively impact the student experience. 

Principal Investigator

Channing L. Moreland, EdD, NCC
Co-Principal Investigator 
Dean's Office, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 

Umeka Ganjoo 
Co-Principal Investigator 
Graduate Student, School of Public Health 


Select Collaborators 


Jennifer Brach, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Physical Therapy 

Laura Dietz, PhD 
Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling 

Elaine Mormer, PhD, CCC-A
Communication Science & Disorders

Victoria Hornyak, PT, DPT, GCS
Physical Therapy

Caroline Passerrello, MS, RDN, LDN
Sports Medicine and Nutrition

Kelsey Voltz, CScD, MOT, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy 

 

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