Health Education programs on many college campuses often consist of a single professional staff member, whose charge is to disseminate information to students and provide strategies to assist in health/wellness behavior change. There are many resources available to professionals in the field, ranging from national organizations, to websites, to groups of health educators who collaborate to gain valuable ideas or share methods that are working on their campuses.
Resources for Health Educators in Higher Education
- SHAPE America, Society of Health and Physical Educators
- American College Health Association
- American Public Health Association
- American School Health Association
- BACCHUS Initiatives
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Coalition of Health Education Organizations
- Effective Interventions, HIV Prevention that Works
- Eta Sigma Gamma National Health Education Honorary
- ETR Associates Evidence Based Programs
- Coalition of National Health Education Organizations
- Health Promotion Program Planning with the Social Marketing Approach
- Education Development Center, Inc.
- National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
- The National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention
- The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
- National Institutes of Health
- The Prevention Institute
- Society for Public Health Education
- Society of State Directors of Health, Physical And Recreation
- STD Prevention Training Centers:
- California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
- Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
- Denver Prevention Training Center
- Alabama – North Carolina STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
- Texas STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
- St. Louis STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
- New York State STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
- New York City STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
- Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Training Center of New England
- Johns Hopkins Medicine STD/HIV Prevention Training Center
- World Health Organization
Resources/Networks For Health Educators in New England
- New England Health Educators Network (NEHEN)
This is a group of Health Educators from various colleges across New England that meets to share ideas, methods and strategies that work on their campuses. This group meets 2-3 times an academic year. There is also a NEHEN list serve that is utilized throughout the year to exchange ideas, gather information and share resources. For New England Health Educators to subscribe to the listserve, please email Joleen Nevers with your name, email address and your institution name in New England.
- Five College Area Health Educators
While the official Five College area colleges are Amherst College, Mt. Holyoke, Hampshire, Smith and UMass, meetings are open to anyone in college health. Western New England College, Springfield College, Holyoke Community College, and Mass College of Liberal Arts also have representation at the meetings. The four committees are Alcohol and Other Drugs, Sexuality, Eating Disorders, and SAPIC (Sexual Assault prevention and intervention). For further information about these meetings please contact Karen Jacobus.
- New Hampshire Higher Education Alcohol and Other Drug (NHHEAOD)
This committee formally established in 1993 brings together representatives from NH public health and private colleges and universities who are committed to addressing alcohol and other drug issues; health educators, counselors, social workers, nurses and directors. To learn more please contact http://www.nhadaca.org/higher-education/.