AIM Institute of Health & Sciences brings students and staff together to promote the health and wellbeing of our community. As a health promoting college AIM Institute of Health & Sciences embeds health in the everyday business through its education, community engagement and organisational culture to support our students, staff and the broader community.
Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. To reach a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, an individual or group must be able to identify and to realise aspirations, to satisfy needs, and to change or cope with the environment. Health is, therefore, seen as a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living. Health is a positive concept emphasising social and personal resources, as well as physical capacities. Therefore, health promotion is not just the responsibility of the health sector, but goes beyond healthy life-styles to well-being.
From the “Ottawa charter on health”
AIM Institute of Health is working on a Healthy Campus and our staff work with students to pursue initiatives and strategies relating to the areas of interest for a health promoting college including, mental health and wellbeing (including alcohol and tobacco); physical activity, movement and active travel; and nutrition and healthy food.
AIM Institute of Health is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning and working environment. As such, smoking is not permitted in the college.
Thank you for helping to keep our campus smoke-free
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face. The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow). At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.WHO – Coronavirus Information https://www.who.int/