UCO Health Promotion


Mercy at UCO

Mercy is the University of Central Oklahoma's health care provider. For more information, visit them on the web at Mercy Clinic at UCO.

UCO and the greater OKC Community offer a wide range of health resources for students. The resources listed throughout this website are only a snapshot of that which is available for students and the community. Click here to view the comprehensive UCO Health Resource Guide.

Health & Wellness

The World Health Organization defines health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." UCO recognizes six different dimensions of optimal health, with those being:

  • Physical
  • Spiritual
  • Environmental
  • Emotional
  • Intellectual
  • Social/Interpersonal


Health Promotion

Health promotion is the process of empowering individuals and communities to change their lifestyle and move toward a state of optimal health. The emphasis of health promotion goes beyond individual behavior and moves toward an ecological approach that focuses on the various factors that impact one's health.


Health Promotion at UCO

At UCO, we recognize that health and learning are interconnected. Therefore, health promotion on campus exists to support students and create healthy environments that will foster the learning process. The health promotion team is comprised of students, faculty and staff, professionals, and community partners supporting a healthy campus for UCO. Specifically, health promotion efforts can include:

  • Education and training
  • Social marketing
  • Community development
  • Environmental support
  • Organizational practice
  • Policy development


For more information about UCO Health Promotion please contact:

Brittney Criswell - Coordinator of Health Promotion


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