Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Apply to be a Peer Health Educator! Deadline March 7th, 2014

The Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are a diverse group of 45 U.Va. students trained to educate their classmates about college health and wellness issues in a positive, interactive, fun, and nonjudgmental manner.  We provide large group outreaches and one-on-one patient education sessions about a variety of health-related topics.  We also host community awareness events such as the 4th year 5k and Mental Wellness Screening Day to support a healthy campus culture.  More information can be found on our website.
Our topics include:
·          Sexfest - men’s and women’s sexual health and sexual responsibility
·          Buzzed - alcohol and drugs, how to help a friend
·          Apples to Apples - nutrition, healthy eating, cooking in college
·          Trouble in the Bubble - stress management and general mental wellness
Strong candidates will have:
·         Strong interest and enthusiasm in promoting healthy behaviors among fellow students
·         Open mind to cultures, practices, and sexual orientations different from their own
·         Sensitivity to controversial and personal topics that are sometimes embarrassing, and a willingness to talk candidly about them
 Interested in applying?
·  Must be a first or second year student
·  All majors and fields of study are encouraged to apply
·  Must be present during training semester of Fall 2014 (cannot go abroad)
·  Must complete EDHS 3240 (Concepts of Peer Health Education) during Fall 2014
·  After training, must be able to commit 40 hours/semester (3 hrs/week) to the PHE program
Applications will be due Friday, March 7th at 5pm via atUVA. Apply here! Email Seth McChesney (pherecruitment2014@gmail.com) with any questions.