Our Mission

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Serve the health and well-being of students on campus

Connect students and Harvard University Health Services as partners for a healthier campus community

Empower students as advocates for their own health, both during their time at Harvard and beyond


What is a HealthPAL?

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HealthPALs, Health Peer Advisor & Liaisons, are a team of healthcare liaisons between students and Harvard University Health Services. As a HealthPAL, you will know the ins and outs of HUHS, and be able to guide peers in accessing and managing their healthcare. You will also be certified in first aid, and trained to be able to give out single-dose over-the-counter medications directly in your House for minor ailments.

 

Why do we need HealthPALs?

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There is sometimes what feels like a “great divide” between HUHS and students. Many of the complaints we hear about HUHS are simply due to a lack of communication, collaboration, and coordination between HUHS and campus. HealthPALs aims to bridge this gap, to foster greater understanding between both sides and improve the healthcare experience for everyone. 

 

What is HealthPALs?

HealthPALs, Health Peer Advisor & Liaisons, are a team of healthcare liaisons between students and Harvard University Health Services. As a HealthPAL, you will know the ins and outs of HUHS, and be able to guide peers in accessing and managing their healthcare. You will also be certified in first aid, and trained to be able to give out single-dose over-the-counter medications directly in your House for minor ailments.