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Welcome to Health Education!

A big part of staying healthy is keeping yourself educated on health related topics. The Health Education Department at UMD Health Services is committed to keeping you in the know to stay well during college. Your lifestyle may change while at UMD and we aim to provide you with resources, information, and opportunities for involvement, that can assist you as you adjust to college life.

Health Educators

The Health Educators at UMD Health Services are here to serve you as health education resource professionals. 

Dori L. Decker, MS – Health Educator
Dori is the staff advisor of the Sexual Health Educators (S/HE), and the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC). Dori also serves as a member of the Sexual Assault, Stalking and Relationship Violence Task Force, and the GLBTQA Commission at UMD. Dori is the UMD representative on the board for the Northland Community Wellness Day (a Minnesota Non-profit Corporation).
(218) 726-7046

Lauretta M. Perry, MLS – Chemical Health Educator
Lauretta is the staff advisor of the Alcohol Peer Educators (APE) and is the Chair of the Chemical Health Advisory Committee (CHAC). Lauretta is also a member of the Sexual Assault, Stalking and Relationship Violence Task Force at UMD, and TC3, The Tri-Campus Coalition on College Student Drinking.
(218) 726- 7058

What's New?

Check out our new bystander intervention initiative at UMD called, Got Your Back!.


Health Education Intern

Each year, the Health Education Department at UMD Health Services hires at least one Student Intern. The Intern's primary responsibility is to design, market, implement and evaluate a program or campaign that supports the mission of Health Serrvices. Involvement in our student groups, the Peer Health Educators (PHE), or the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), is also encouraged. If you are interested in an internship in Health Education, contact Lauretta Perry at:, or Dori Decker at:

Student groups

Student Health Advisory Committee

The Student Health Advisory Committee is a group of dedicated students who act as a student voice to UMD Health Services and school administration for topics pertaining to community health and public health policy at UMD. Members meet weekly for one hour to discuss current issues and brainstorm solutions and/or action steps to bring about change.

Peer Health Educators

Peer Health Educators (PHE) is a student organization working to promote healthy lifestyle choices, with their main focus being on healthy relationships, sexual health, bystander intervention and alcohol risk reduction. Their mission is to provide students with information, which will better equip them to make educated decisions regarding their health and wellness. Learn more about the two PHE groups:

S/HE, Sexual Health Educators

APE, Alcohol Peer Educators

Health Education Information and Services

Health Education Gallery

Check out some of the poster campaigns we have had on campus.

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