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Our mission

The mission of the George A. and Ruth B. Owens Health and Wellness Center (OHWC) is to foster a holistic approach to health and wellness, at the institution and in the community, by improving access to health care, reducing health disparities through community outreach and creating strategic partnerships that will implement evidence based programs to aid in improving health outcomes across the lifespan.

Goal 1:

To achieve health equity, eliminate disparities and improve the health of the institution (e. g., faculty, staff and students) and community through the development, implementation, and provision of health related programs and services.

Goal 2:

Foster a holistic approach to health that promotes quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors across all life stages.

Goal 3:

Engage communities as empowered partners in research to facilitate the translation and evaluation of evidence-based approaches into meaningful practice.

Goal 4:

To create a sustainable community resource model that targets diverse funding streams, builds strategic partnerships and integrates health and wellness programs and services.

Contact Information

We are here to help you. Feel free to call, email, visit, or write the Owens Health and Wellness Center.

Mailing Address:
Tougaloo College
Owens Health and Wellness Center
500 West County Line Road
Tougaloo, MS 39174

Campus Location:
Owens Health and Wellness Center


Dana West, PhD, MHS, MA
Executive Director

Gary Anderson, MAT
Assistant Director

Shalonda Coleman, MSEd, CHES
Health Educator