Community Health

Upcoming Events

Visions and Voices: Music as Medicine

Monday, February 5, 2018 at 7 pm
Bovard Auditorium
Admission is free. Reservations required. Students RSVP here.

What if music could help you manage pain or treat anxiety? As it turns out, this is not idle fantasy but something that scientists, doctors, and artists at the cutting edges of their fields are putting into practice. Provost Michael Quick will introduce a forward-thinking discussion with opera star Renée Fleming, neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, and LA Opera CEO and president Christopher Koelsch about the connections between music and the brain—and the very real possibility that music is part of the solution to intractable problems like chronic pain and cancer. The discussion will be interweaved with live musical performances by LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artists. Listen and learn about the role music and other arts can play in tackling the most difficult diseases and improving health and wellness.


Alt. Sex: Thinking Outside the Box

February 15th, 12-1pm
KAM, Mayer Auditorium
Healthy sexuality is a key aspect of overall physical and mental well-being. Positive, inclusive, and non-shaming sexuality discussions are important in helping medical providers grow more comfortable in approaching their patients with issues around sex, as well as for their personal sexual exploration. This talk will discuss alternative relationships future patients may have, help participants explore their own biases, and introduce language medical providers should be comfortable with. More topics will include removing the gender binary, the Cass model of sexual identity, and sex for differently abled bodies.

Instructor: Jayme Waxman, MEd, has worked as a sex educator for media companies such as Playgirl, Babeland, and Adam & Eve. She has lectured at NYU and the University of Toronto.


SoCal LGBTQIA Conference

February 17th
USC is hosting the 4th annual SoCal LGBTQIA Health Conference, “Resistance Through Healing: A Call to Action.” This year, the conference will take place at Keck on Saturday, February 17th, 2018. There will be various workshops discussing health disparities within the LGBTQIA community and advocacy efforts to provide equal care for all. CME credit will also be offered for practicing physicians. Read more about the conference and register on their website.


Integrative Health Week

Feb 20-23rd
Integrative Health Interest Group is hosting their second annual Integrative Health Week. Programming includes lunch talks and activities to educate students on different modalities of integrative medicine. Schedule of activities:

Day of Week Tuesday 2/20 Wednesday 2/21 Thursday 2/22 Friday 2/23
Lunch talk Art Therapy – Ted Meyer, Artist in Residence
Time: 12:00 – 12:50 pm
Location: MCK 249
Mendocino Farms
Chiropractic – Dr Kevin Cressey
Time: 12:00 – 12:50 pm
Location: MCK 249
Pasta Roma
Music Concert w/ Keck Music Society
Time: 12:00 – 12:50 pm
Location: Mayer
Chumash Medicinal Plants- Jim Adams, PhD
Time: 12:00 – 12:50 pm
Location: MCK 249
Afternoon Acupuncture Demo- Michelle Wong
2-3 pm
Location: MDL 204a
Essential Oils- Megan Reeves
2-3 pm
Location: MDL 259
5 minute massages- Infinity Massage
3 pm – 4 pm
1st floor MDL hallway
Evening Activity Yoga – Briah
5-6 pm
Location: Broad Lawn
Yoga – Amy
5-6 pm
Location: Broad Lawn
Yoga – Natalie
5-6 pm
Location: Broad Lawn


Event Sponsorship

The Eric Cohen Student Health Center partners with student organizations to sponsor wellness-related events. Types of sponsorship include marketing assistance, monetary assistance, food for an event, and health promotion items. Interested students can complete our Wellness Event Sponsorship Request Form. Requests will be reviewed by the Eric Cohen Operations Committee and will be approved or denied within 30 days.


Community Service

Friends and Neighbors Day

The Friends & Neighbors Day program is one of USC’s most popular community service programs. Students are introduced to incredible volunteer opportunities at various nonprofits throughout the Los Angeles area. Their goal is to inspire students, staff, and alumni to continue their passion for community service during their time here at USC and beyond. Participate in an event to meet new people and make an impact in your surrounding community!

Upcoming Dates:
January 27, 2018
February 24, 2018

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Join a Group

For a complete list of student organizations at USC, see the updated campus activities list. Student groups are organized by category: Academic, Cultural, Fraternity and Sorority, Performance, Political, Professional, Recreation/Sports, Religious, Service/Volunteer, Social, and Student Government.


Student Group Spotlight: The Healing Process

We are proud to present The Healing Process, a bi-annual magazine that explores health and well-being through art and literature. The Healing Process at USC believes in maintaining a humanistic view of medicine. Art and literature are two of the most profound aspects of the human experience and should not be excluded in healthcare. We believe that emotion and creativity are essential in an individual’s mental and physical healing. We believe that well-being is not limited to medications and procedures. We believe that health is holistic. The Healing Process is sponsored by the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics.

We welcome literature (fiction and non-fiction), poetry, photography, and art submissions. We are currently accepting submissions for our first ever online edition! Visit their website to learn more or get involved.