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Health Promotion

A group of student Peer Health Educators wearing matching yellow t-shirts stand in front of the Student Health and Wellness building and form hearts with their hands.

The Office of Health Promotion's (OHP) mission is to foster a healthy University community and support optimal student health and well-being.

Guiding Practices

  • Collaborate with students, faculty, staff, and external partners
  • Employ evidence-informed practices
  • Positive, Inclusive, and Empowering (PIE) interventions
  • Utilize peers as educators
  • Address the three prevention populations (universal, targeted, and indicated)

 

Health Promotion Services

Health promotion and education services are also pre-paid as part of tuition and fees. Services include educational materials, health consulting visits, special events, outreach presentations, and patient education, along with information and referral services. All of these health promotion services are provided by either professional staff or specially trained students called Peer Health Educators.

Outreach Presentations

Professional staff and Peer Health Educators (PHEs) provide University and community outreach presentations on a variety of health- and wellness-related issues.

Patient Education

Professional staff along with Peer Health Educators provide education sessions for patients prior to the receipt of gynecological and medical evaluation, and regarding other health issues.

Special Events

Professional staff provide educational and information services to the University community, state and national health organizations. Additionally, the staff and PHEs plan and promote a variety of events focused on student education and interaction each year. The "4th Year 5K" Run/Walk is coordinated through our office.

Health Consulting

Professional, trained staff in the Office of Health Promotion offer consultation appointments for students related to the issues of nutrition, STIs, tobacco cessation, and body image.