The mission of the Office of Health Promotion and Education is to create a culture of wellbeing and social justice to enhance the success of all members of the campus community.
Peer education/STUDENT LEADERSHIP programs
- FIRE! sexual assault peer education
- Gentlemen United
- Resources for Alcohol and other Drugs peer education
- Sexual health peer education
- Theatre for Community Health
- Western H.E.R.O.E.S.
Health promotion core programs, services and initiatives
- Alcohol and other drugs risk reduction
- FIRE Place Resource and Support Center
- Healthy Campus 2020
- Wellness workshops
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 Western Michigan 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.
Call (269) 387-3263 for information about any of our programs.