Welcome to the peer education program at EWU! Our Peer Health Educator (PHE) Leads are students who use their time, ideas and energy to educate students about tobacco use, high-risk alcohol and drug abuse, sexual assault prevention, bystander intervention, sexual health and healthy lifestyle choices. These student-led and student-derived peer programs offer unlimited learning and professional experience opportunities. Sometimes they are just a lot of fun!
What is Peer Health Education?
- Educating fellow students on important issues such as sexual assault prevention, alcohol use and abuse, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco prevention and much more.
- Staffing the health hut, information tables, giving presentations, creating web pages, making brochures, organizing conferences, attending workshops and developing new programs.
- Learning about social and health issues, basic office management, teamwork skills, public speaking and group dynamics.
- Becoming familiar with all aspects of health and education.
- Having the unique opportunity to develop or create a personalized approach to leadership and wellness at EWU.
- Gaining valuable skills that will last a life-time!
How do I get involved?
If you would like to: learn more about college-health issues; be part of an effort to raise awareness of wellness issues on campus; and have the interest and time to devote to being a peer health educator, we encourage you to apply. We have both paid and volunteer opportunities available as a PHE. Complete this application and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or return it to Health, Wellness & Prevention Services in the University Recreation Center room 201. Questions? Call Laura Mathieson @ 509.359.6845 or email email@example.com