Student Health Advisory Board


The Student Health Advisory Board, founded in the late 1980s, is a group of undergraduate, graduate, and professional Penn students who meet several times a semester to function as liaisons to the Student Health Service (SHS) and Campus Health regarding the clinical and public health needs of Penn students. SHAB works closely with SHS staff members, particularly Campus Health, in pursuit of a Healthy Penn by providing student feedback on health policies and programs.

Additionally, SHAB members will be e-mailed 1-2 times per month for feedback on more pressing issues and projects. It is expected that SHAB members will be engaged in this informal communication process.

SHAB will not have an executive board, but students may split up into project groups if there is interest in taking on side projects.

Failure to attend meetings, failure to participate in e-mail discussions, and/or failure to participate in projects are grounds for dismissal from the group.

The SHAB commitment runs from January 2020-December 2020.

SHAB is advised by Ashlee Halbritter (Director) and Rebecca Huxta (Associate Director).

Spring 2020 meetings will be held on Fridays from 3:15-4:30pm on the following dates:

  • January 31, 2020
  • February 28, 2020
  • March 27, 2020
  • April 24, 2020

Membership in SHAB is on a calendar year basis. If interested in applying, please fill out the SHAB Application_2020 and email the completed version to Rebecca Huxta (rhuxta@upenn.edu) by 5pm on Monday, January 20th.


Healthy Food Truck Initiative 

hfti-logo-10_13_14.png The Healthy Food Truck Initiative works with food trucks to promote healthier meals to customers. Our  partners include Penn Campus Health, The Food Trust, and various food trucks in the Philadelphia area. Explore  the tabs above to learn more!

 Mission: To help transform food trucks into sites where the health of customers is promoted

 Vision: A healthy food truck eating environment that supports healthy eating habits in customers

 Values: Using a community-engaged, research-based, and business-friendly approach to create change

 Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for live updates!

 Contact HFTI at phillyhealthyfoodtrucks@gmail.com and Penn Campus Health via Ashlee Halbritter at ashleeh@upenn.edu.


Penn Undergraduate Health Coalition

screen-shot-2016-07-17-at-3-20-34-pm.pngThe Penn Undergraduate Health Coalition (PUHC) is an umbrella group that represents the health organizations at the University of Pennsylvania. It was established in 2013 in response to the growing information gap amongst the health communities at the University of Pennsylvania and is comprised of thirty constituent groups. The Health Coalition aims to impact health in a tangible way both on and off campus by promoting collaborative endeavors, facilitating information, encouraging health discourse and advocating for the Penn health community.