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Outreach Programs

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Need to organize an FOA for your fraternity or sorority? Looking to engage your residents in well-being workshops? Want to keep your CIO updated with important health knowledge?

Peer Health Educator (PHE) outreach presentations are offered to any organization in the University community. Outreaches are designed and intended to provide general information and further resources on health topics that are of particular importance to our college community.

How to Schedule

Request An Outreach

The PHE Outreach Coordinator will email you to confirm the outreach scheduling or help you reschedule the outreach, if needed. You will be asked to provide the name of your organization, desired date, time, location and the preferred outreach topic.

Please be advised that a lead time of at least two weeks is needed to schedule a presentation and that each outreach presentation is designed to last approximately 45 - 60 minutes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the PHE Outreach Coordination Intern.

Outreach Benefits

  • Explore pertinent and current health and wellness issues facing members of your community
  • Challenge myths and misperceptions
  • Receive factual, up-to-date health information and resources in the community presented by comprehensively trained paraprofessionals hosted at your facility

Outreach Topics

Alcohol and Other Drugs (Hoos In The Know)

Let’s talk about substance use in a judgement-free space! This program explores the differences between actual and perceived substance use among students at UVA, strategies to lower risk, how to respond to emergency situations, and resources available at UVA. 

Sexual Health (Sexfest)

Let's talk about sex, baby! This highly interactive program gets students out of their seats as they explore sexual health messages, debunk common myths, and learn about safer sex strategies. 

Bystander Intervention (Hoos Got Your Back)

A community of care means being there for one another and helping out when needed! This program focuses on how to have each other backs through the '3Ds' of bystander intervention. Everyone has the power and responsibility to make UVA a safer place and this program can equip students with the knowledge and skills to do so. 


Participant Feedback

“The PHE presenters did an excellent job of engaging the audience and creating a comfortable, conversational atmosphere.”
“Information was new and very useful in changing the beliefs we had based on common myths.”
“The presentation was extremely hands on as well as informative that it captivated the audience's attention.”
"I enjoyed the mindfulness exercise. It was a nice way to end the session by providing us with tools we can do on our own time to help reduce stress.“