Health Education and Outreach

We know that while in college you may get too busy to acknowledge how your health affects your academic life and all other areas, but we are here to provide you with resources and practical ways of tackling a variety of health concerns you may have. Our Health Educator works alongside various departments including the Center for Student Health and Psychological Services to create effective health education programming for students. The promotion of healthy lifestyles is done using various campaigns and events, along with presentations to classes, residence halls, athletic teams and community organizations. All programs and services are created with student need in mind. There are opportunities for individuals and student groups to become involved in these programs, by volunteering their time to promote events or become co-sponsors.

Educational Topics:

  • Eating Disorders
  • General Health & Fitness
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Stress Management

If you would like to schedule a program please complete this request form.

>> Wellness Programming Request Form
>> Health Peer Education Job Description

Awareness Campaigns

These are a few of our annual campaigns. Each of these campaigns can be co-sponsored by student organizations if they wish to be involved.

  • Annual Wellness Fair – Over 30 community organizations and student groups participate in providing a holistic approach to health. Vendors cover topics varying from financial, educational, spiritual and physical well-being. Join us every October for a fun filled day of Zumba, education and give-aways!
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • The Great American Smoke-out
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • National Latino AIDS Awareness
  • National Collegiate Health & Alcohol Awareness
  • World AIDS Day
  • Bystander Campaign- is a pro-social campaign that is in cooperated into every aspect of health education. It is to teach students to become proactive in helping others in areas of alcohol, sexual assault, hazing and with other health related issues. You can step in and make a difference!
  • GOT CONSENT campaign- In an effort to prevent and educate students about sexual assault we are re-educating our society to recognize that it is not a lack of a “no”, or silence that deems consent. The only way to get consent is to ask and wait for a verbal and sober yes! Our Got Consent? Campaign focuses on teaching students to think about sexual responsibility as more than just using a condom, but to incorporate communication. Be a part of this campaign, grab a t-shirt or pick up materials from various programs around campus! Policies against Sexual Violence.

Get Involved in Health Education.

Peer Education

We continue to build this aspect of our health outreach program. We know that students are open to speaking with and learning from their peers. You will be trained to present on various topics and promote health awareness, while building a relationship with fellow students. If you would like to become a Peer Health Educator, contact the Health Educator. 

Health Peer Educators:

Kiley Zachs Kelly Martin

Samantha Torres

Bridget
Addai-Mensah
       

 

Feel free to complete an application and submit it to: Center for Student Involvement:

>> Peer Health Educator Job Description and Application

 

Contact Information

For more information about the Health Education and Outreach at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Rhema Lewis, Health Educator and Outreach Coordinator
Office: Center for Student Involvement
Location: Angell College Center 110
Phone: (518) 564-4830
E-mail: rhema.lewis@plattsburgh.edu