About SHAC

What is "SHAC"?


The Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) provides free health care and services to underserved populations while engaging UNC Health Science students in interdisciplinary service-learning activities. 


SHAC is a student led organization whose mission is to: 

  1. Provide free health services to local underserved individuals and communities. 
  2. Partner with communities to develop and implement sustainable programs. 
  3. Create an interdisciplinary service learning environment for students in the Health Science programs at UNC. 


SHAC is run by entirely by student volunteers from many schools within UNC-CH:

  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Social Work
  • Division of Physical Therapy (in the department of Allied Health Sciences)
  • School of Information and Library Science

Additional Information

To access SHAC's current annual newsletter and sign up for the annual report distributed each fall, click here.