Peer Health Educator Program
Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are fellow students who strive to educate and actively engage students to be more mindful of important issues related to health and wellness.
We present information on a variety of health related topics including: nutrition, fitness, smoking cessation, and sexual health.
As a BACCHUS member, the Peer Health Educator Program supports students in making personal decisions about health and safety by providing health promotion campaigns that support a healthy lifestyle education
The BACCHUS philosophy is that students can play a uniquely effective role in encouraging their peers to consider, talk honestly about and develop responsible habits and attitudes toward high-risk health and safety issues.
The BACCHUS Network™ is a university and community based network focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives.
Healthy Monday Campaign
Sexual HealthWe recognize that students may encounter a wide variety of misconceptions regarding sexual topics. Peer educators provide students with information and opportunities to learn healthy sexual habits by conducting multiple levels of outreach including: workshops, tabling, and specialized events. Outreach raises awareness of specific health concerns (e.g. HIV, HPV). Tabling events promote a wide range of health initiatives by offering HIV testing and condom distribution.
Sexual PHEs are trained in multiple health topics that include: reproductive anatomy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), contraception, sexual diversity and relationships.
Note: PHEs are not licensed health professionals and cannot give a diagnostic or give health advice on a person's specific health concern.