Posted: February 5, 2016

OSR Toolkit: Mental Health Outreach Survey

Description

The University of Colorado School of Medicine has robust mental health services available to students
at a low cost, but many students are unaware of the services offered or how to access them. Our
second?year OSR rep designed this survey as a way for the Student Mental Health office to reach out
periodically to all enrolled medical students through an unbiased, confidential email. This takes the
burden off of struggling students and provides them with an easy avenue to set up their own treatment.

The goals of this survey are twofold: (1) to educate all students about the services available to them and
(2) to facilitate the process of making appointments with Student Mental Health. The survey explains
the mental health services available to medical students, describes how to access these services, and
asks students if they would like to be contacted to schedule an intake appointment. If students indicate
they would like to be contacted, the survey collects contact information from the students and the
office of Student Mental Health reaches out to these individuals to set up an appointment.

We worked closely with the Student Mental Health office to ensure that this survey is confidential and
HIPAA?compliant and to make certain that the process is convenient for the employees of the office.

Keywords

Mental Health, Outreach, Wellness, OSR Toolkit, Confidential, Student Services

Authors

Alyssa Blood, The University of Colorado School of Medicine

Regina Kwon, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Sarah Williams, University of Colorado School of Medicine


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