Health Education and Promotion
UC Davis Student Health and Wellness Center
Health Education and Promotion (HEP) helps students stay healthy, thrive and enhance their academic and personal success through the creation of health-promoting campus and community environments and student-centered health education. HEP focuses on promotion of healthy eating, physical activity, sexual health, alcohol, tobacco, other drug risk reduction, wellness, sleep, and other wellness issues.
Anonymous HIV Counseling and Antibody Testing Program. In partnership with the LGBTQIA Resource Center, HEP facilitates anonymous HIV counseling and antibody testing to registered UC Davis students. Free, oral, rapid testing is available weekly during the academic year at the LGBTQIA Resource Center; for more information, see http://shcs.ucdavis.edu/services/hiv-testing.html.
Sexual health services also include the “Love Lab” mobile cart offering safer sex supplies and educational information at no charge to students. More sexual health resources can be found at http://shcs.ucdavis.edu/hep/sh/index.html.
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (AT OD) Risk Reduction oversees the Safe Party Initiative and provides educational programs and implements environmental management strategies to reduce unwanted negative consequence resulting from the use of alcohol. For more information, see http://safeparty.ucdavis.edu.
UC Davis Farmers Market 530-752-9652. HEP is one of several co-sponsors of the campus farmers market offered during fall and spring quarters. Fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and flowers are available. For more information, see http://farmersmarket.ucdavis.edu/.
Wellness Portal. The online portal assists students, staff and faculty in locating resources related to the various aspects of wellness. This “one stop shop” for wellness includes campus resources, as well those in the City of Davis and the larger Web community; see http://mywellness.ucdavis.edu.
Outreach Presentations 530-752-9652. Peer Health Educators and professional staff are available to facilitate small and large group presentations and workshops for residence halls, fraternities, sororities and other student organizations. For a complete list of programs offered or to schedule a program, see http://shcs.ucdavis.edu/hep/presentations.html.
Student Positions. HEP offers paid and volunteer opportunities for students. The positions provide an excellent opportunity to develop skills in: conducting group presentations, changing health-related policies and influencing media. Transcript notation and/or academic credit are available. All positions require a three quarter commitment. See our website beginning winter quarter regarding student opportunities at http://shcs.ucdavis.edu/hep/student-positions.html.
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Updated: November 21, 2017 12:17 PM