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Health Education for Professionals

Health Education programs on many college campuses are often no more than an office of one professional staff member whose charge is to disseminate information and resources to students while providing strategies to assist in behavior change in the field of health and wellness. 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.

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Resources for Health Educators in Higher Education

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resources/Networks For Health Educators in New England

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  • New England College Health Association (NECHA)
    An affiliate of American College Health, NECHA has an annual conference in the fall and provides newsletters throughout the year with information across the region. http://nechaonline.org/. If you are looking for more information about Health Education in NECHA or are interested in joining the group, please contact Denise McGoldrick, President or Joleen Nevers, Region V Representative.
  • 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@uconn.edu with your name, email address and your institution name in New England.
  • Five College Area Health Educators
    Certificate Image 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 Denise McGoldrick dmcgoldrick@amherst.edu or Karen Jacobus kjacobus@mtholyoke.edu.
  • 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 www.nhheaod.org.
  • BACCHUS Network Area 10 (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
    The BACCHUS Network is a university and community based network focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives. It is our mission to actively promote student and young adult based, campus and community-wide leadership on healthy and safe lifestyle decisions concerning alcohol abuse, tobacco use, illegal drug use, unhealthy sexual practices and other high-risk behaviors.

Area 10 Leadership Team

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