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Health & Well-Being Initiative


Created in 2013, the Pac-12 Student-Athlete Health and Well-Being Initiative (SAHWBI) is a collective effort between the Pac-12 and all 12 member universities to find ways to reduce injuries, share current best practices and latest studies and conduct research to uncover new ways to keep student-athletes as safe as possible.

2023 Pac-12 Health Equity Summit: Recap & Takeaway Resources

The Pac-12 held a first-of-its-kind Health Equity Summit and convened past and present student-athletes, medical professionals, and athletic training personnel for in-depth presentations and panel discussions related to healthcare disparities in collegiate athletics. The two-day summit was held Jan. 26-27, 2023 on the campus of UCLA and hosted by the Pac-12 Student-Athlete Health & Well-Being Initiative (SAHWBI), in collaboration with the Office of Continuing Medical Education at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Additional support was provided by the NCAA, the American Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and the U.S. Council for Athletes’ Health (USCAH).   

This was the third major healthcare summit hosted by the Pac-12, with previous events focusing on concussion research in 2017 and student-athlete mental health in 2020.  

Takeaway Resources: Pac-12 Health Equity Summit

  • Video recordings of each presentation from the summit are available here:
  • Additional takeaway resources related to the summit and health equity in general, including the slideshow presentations from the speakers and key takeaways from the event, are available here:
  • A complete program brochure for the event, including participating speakers and Pac-12 student-athletes information, can be found here