Student Health Promotion, a unit within the Division of Student Affairs, utilizes events, programs, and community partnerships to empower Georgia State University students to make informed, healthy lifestyle decisions. Our population-based approach to health promotion also includes sensitivity to issues of social justice, race, gender, culture, religion, sexual orientation, individual differences, and efforts to broaden student engagement across campus.
How Do We Operate?
Student Health Promotion utilizes a population-based approach in its efforts to ensure that appropriate prevention activities occur across the continuum of wellness. Health isn’t defined only by physical health but also includes mental and social health. Working in conjunction with the Counseling and Testing Center, Student Health Promotion tackles issues surrounding:
- Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use
- Health and safety
- Nutrition and regular exercise
- Safe sex practices
- Violence prevention
- Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention: includes interactive health promotion programs related to substance use, misuse and abuse; participation in national and local awareness events such as National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Safer Break Week, Great American Smoke Out and National Alcohol Screening Day.
- Health and Safety: includes interactive health promotion programs and educational literature focused on general wellness, stress management, cancer prevention, personal hygiene, sleep, self defense and health fairs; participation in campaigns, such as Love Your Body Week and Enough is Enough Week.
- Healthy Nutrition: includes interactive health promotion programs and educational literature focused on healthy eating habits, healthy snacks, eating on a college budget, and food safety; participation in National and local awareness events such as Have a Heart Day, Wellness on Wheels (WOW) and Love Your Body Week.
- Healthy Sexuality: includes interactive health promotion programs on topics such as safer sex, sexually transmittable infections, contraception, sexuality, and family planning; providing free and confidential HIV testing services; participation in national and local awareness events such as World AIDS Day, Safer Sex Week, National HIV Testing Day, Day of Silence and National Coming Out Day.
- Violence Prevention: includes interactive violence prevention programs such as Step UP! (bystander intervention strategies), Haven (online prevention module), sexual assault Man-to-Man (“safe” talk programs on domestic violence); participation in national and local awareness events such as Vagina Monologues, Domestic Violence Awareness Day, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, National Violence Prevention Day and Take Back the Night.
- Student Health Promotion utilizes the American College Health Association’s Standards of Practice for College Health Promotion Programs.
- Student Health Promotion follows the recommendations taken from the American College Health Association, Healthy Campus 2020.