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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 via uva.pheoutreaches@gmail.com 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

Addresses the effects of alcohol on the body, safer strategies to lower risk, how to help a friend who is intoxicated, and resources available at UVA. There are three outreach presentations in this series: 

  1. Alcohol1: BAC to Basics
  2. Alcohol2: Beyond the Basics
  3. Other Drugs Information
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. 

Mental Well-being (Thrive)

Addresses sleep and stress management, as well as their impact on overall health and well-being.

Nutrition

Check out the Teaching Kitchen at Student Health and Wellness to learn more about the Hoo’s Cooking nutrition education and culinary skills classes.

 

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.“