Your well-being is our top priority! The Office of Health Promotion and Education focuses on creating a culture of equitable well-being to enhance the success of all members of the campus community. Check out our programs, services, and opportunities for student involvement on our webpages, or call or stop by our office Monday through Friday 9am-3:30pm in Sindecuse Health Center room 3120.

Peer education/STUDENT LEADERSHIP programs

Health promotion core programs, services and initiatives

YOU AT WESTERN

 A personalized wellness tool connecting students to online and campus resources to help support their goals to Succeed, Thrive and Matter at WMU. The innovative digital platform promotes self-reflection, allowing students to be more proactive with their health and well-being in order to make the most of their college experience.

LAUNCH YOU AT WESTERN

 

Principles of health promotion

The principles that guide us as we work to achieve our mission are:

  1. Health and safety are essential for optimal intellectual, emotional, social, physical and spiritual development and to the academic mission of Western Michigan University.
  2. Health behaviors need to be addressed from both an individual and community context.
  3. Best practice standards of health promotion involve theory-based, data-driven needs assessment, program development and evaluation.
  4. 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.
  5. Creating healthy communities involves an integration of advocacy, education, service, community building and research.
  6. 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.

 

Contact us

For information about any of our programs please call (269) 387-3263 or email hpe-office@wmich.edu