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Health Links and Information

Body Image
Men's Health
Sexuality, Birth Control
Women's Health
University and Charlottesville Area Resources
National Health Resource Links

Note: Listing the following web sites, books, and other resources does not constitute endorsement of them or of the information they contain.


Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
ADAPT (Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team)
Safer Drinking Guidelines (brochure)


American Heart Association
American Institute for Cancer Research
CDC Chronic Disease Prevention
Food and Nutrition Service
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Go Ask Alice!

Body Image

U.Va. Coalition on Eating Disorders and Exercise Concerns - Has an active interest in the education and prevention of eating disorders; great local resource.

About-Face! - A grassroots organization that challenges the media's influence on body image and negative impact.

Something Fishy Website on Eating Disorders

National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance - Find out when National No Diet Day is! - BodyPositive looks at ways we can feel good in the bodies we have. Remember, your body hears everything you think.

Book resources on body image:

When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair, Geneen Roth, Hyperion Press, 1998. 50 ways to feel thin, gorgeous, and happy.

Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Soul: Essentials for Eating for Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Well-Being, Deborah Kesten, Herbert Benson, 1997.

Succulent Wild Women: Dancing with Your Wonder Full Self, Sark, 1997.

Love Your Looks, Carolyn Hillman, Simon & Schuster, 1996. How to stop criticizing and start appreciating your appearance.

Eating in the Light of the Moon, Anita Johnston, Birch Lane Press, 1996. How women can let go of compulsive eating through metaphor and storytelling.

Transforming Body Image, Marcia Germaine Hutchinson, Crossing Press, 1985. Learn to love the body you have.

Men's Health

Web MD - Healthy Men

Health Q&A Web Site - Go Ask Alice!

Sexuality, Birth Control

Coalition for Positive Sexuality

The American Social Health Association

STD Prevention

Bedsider - an online birth control support network for women 18-29 operated by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a private non-profit organization. Their goal is to help women find the method of birth control that’s right for them and learn how to use it consistently and effectively.

Student Sex Life - An educational resource for college students about sex and healthy relationships.

First gynecology visit:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Birth control options:

Epigee Birth Control Guide

Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge

Women's Health

University of Virginia Women's Center

University of Virginia and Charlottesville Area Resources for Health and Wellness

Office of African American Affairs
Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Office of the Dean of Students
The International Center
Peer Health Educators Program
Residence Life
Services for Students with Disabilities
EDEC - about eating disorders, body image and disordered eating
The Women's Center
We Are Virginia Veterans - established in 2008 in response to the growing need to improve and expand services to our nation’s veterans and their family members whose lives have been touched by stress-related injuries or traumatic brain injury.

All area codes are 434 unless noted.

U.Va. Elson Student Health Center
General Medicine 982-3915
Counseling and Psychological Services 243-5150
Gynecology Clinic 924-2773
Health Promotion 924-1509

Birth Control
Elson Student Health Gynecology Clinic 924-2773
Elson Student Health Peer Health Educators 924-1509
Planned Parenthood 296-2330

Eating Disorders
U.Va. Coalition on Eating Disorders and Exercise Concerns 924-1509
U.Va. Women's Center 982-2361
Ainsworth Clinic 924-0645
Center for Clinical Psychology Services 924-7034
Anorexia/Bulimia Therapy Groups 971-7975
Eating Disorder Awareness and Prevention (EDAP) 961-2622
National Eating Disorders Association (206) 382-3587
Nutrition Clinic 295-9891
Overeaters Anonymous 972-1703

General Health and Wellness
Intramural/Recreational Sports 924-3791
Office of Health Promotion 924-1509

Student Health - Confidential Testing 924-2773
AIDS/HIV Services Group 979-7714
Charlottesville Health Department Anonymous Testing 972-6269
Virginia Department of Health AIDS Hotline 1-800-533-4148
National AIDS Hotline 1-800-342-AIDS





Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resources
LGBT Resource Center 434-982-2843

Mental Health
Elson Student Health Counseling and Psychological Services 243-5150
Elson Student Health - Health Promotion 924-1509
Open House Hotline 295-8255
Community Crisis Intervention (Region 10) 972-1800

Nutrition Counseling 924-1509
U.Va. Dining Services 982-5110
Awakening Your Relationship with Food 923-7548

Elson Student Health Gynecology Clinic 924-2773
Planned Parenthood 296-2330

National Health Resource Links

American College Health Association
Mid-Atlantic College Health Association
Southern College Health Association

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