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Peer Health Educators

 

Mission

The Peer Health Educators is a student organization working to promote healthy life choices. There are two groups within this organization. One group focuses on comprehensive sexual health education (S/HE) while the other group, Alcohol Peer Educators (APE) addresses alcohol risk reduction. Both groups take a risk-reduction approach to their education.

Members meet weekly for one hour to discuss current issues, meet with guest speakers, and to plan presentations and events accordingly. Peer Health educators are also given the opportunity to volunteer additional time on special projects throughout the year.

Meeting times:

S/HE, contact ddecker@d.umn.edu for more information

APE, contact lmperry@d.umn.edu for meeting location

Responsibilities

We are looking for students who have an interest in both learning about sexual health or alcohol issues and sharing that information with other students in a variety of ways, to include classroom presentations, informal discussion in housing units, tabling on campus, creating educational documents and brochures, and volunteering for a number of programming events.

The main topics the sexual health educators cover include:

  • Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships
  • Contraceptives
  • Sexually Transmited Infections
  • Abstinence
  • Consent
  • Sexual assault prevention, resources and victim services
  • Bystander Intervention

The alcohol peer educators cover these topics:

  • Recognizing and responding to the Signs of Alcohol Overdose
  • Responsible Drinking/Risk Reduction (ie. metablism, serving size)
  • Predatory drugs
  • Biphasic response
  • Phases of drinking
  • bystander intervention

Our approach will be to provide information to students in an interactive, fun and candid style, therefore leaving students better equipped to make decisions regarding their own health.

Benefits

  • Provide health education to other students.
  • Expand leadership and group work experience and skills.
  • Build your resume.
  • Meet people with similar interests.

Join

If you are interested in learning more or becoming a member of PHE, you may contact one of the PHE Advisors. Dori Decker can be reached at (218) 726-7046 or ddecker@d.umn.edu. Lauretta Perry can be reached at (218) 726-7058 or lmperry@d.umn.edu.

Request a Presentation

If you are interested in having the Peer Health Educators in your classroom or housing unit, please contact the peer education advisors indicated above, or contact the student group alias at hs_peered@d.umn.edu.

 

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