Health Promotion and Education
The mission of the Office of Health Promotion and Education
is to promote optimal health, strengthen community and enhance
learning by addressing critical health needs of the University
community. We offer a range of programs that cover health and wellness topics.
Peer education programs
Health promotion programs and services
Principles of health promotion
The principles that guide us as we work to achieve
our mission are:
- Health and safety are essential for optimal intellectual,
emotional, social, physical and spiritual development and to the academic
mission of the University.
- Health behaviors need to be addressed from both an individual
and community context.
- Best practice standards of health promotion involve theory-based,
data-driven needs assessment, program development and evaluation.
- The creation of healthy communities requires interdisciplinary
partnerships involving health professionals, educators, artists,
community leaders and community members working together to
prevent or address critical health concerns.
- Creating healthy communities involves an integration of
advocacy, education, service, community building and research.
- To be successful, community health initiatives must focus
on key risks to health and involve a critical mass of community
members whose engagement stimulates communication, trust,
personal responsibility and shared interdependence.