HEALTH EDUCATION 101
Recognizing that health is a vital part of learning, The Center for Health Education and Promotion is committed to providing programs, services and resources that create a campus culture in which Marquette students make informed and proactive decisions about personal and community health.
The Center for Health Education and Promotion is committed to:
- Balance: Understanding the importance to overall wellness of balancing physical, mental, emotional, environmental, social and spiritual health.
- Collaboration: Developing and building good working relationships with on- and off-campus entities, including, but not limited to: university departments, community partners, students, student leaders; as well as professional health educators, on a national level.
- Inclusiveness: Demonstrate cultural competency and strive to address the health needs of all student populations and sub-groups.
- Innovation: Develop creative, interactive, evidence-based approaches to engage students. Also, be able to adapt to changes in society and college norms.
- Jesuit Ideals:
- Cura Personalis
- Men and Women for Others
- Finding God in all Things
- Leadership: Represent the primary health resource on campus and create opportunities for student leaders.
- Professionalism: Expect professional standards from students and staff when representing the Center for Health Education and Promotion.
- Proactive: Encouraging students to take initiative in their own personal health, and seeking opportunities to infuse health education and promotion around campus in non-traditional ways.
WHAT IS HEALTH ?
Health is the state of complete mental, physical and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease of infirmity.
WHAT IS HEALTH EDUCATION ?
Health Education is any combination of planned learning experiences, based on sound theories, which provide individuals, groups, and communities the opportunity to acquire the information and skills needed to make quality health decisions.
WHAT IS HEALTH PROMOTION ?
Health Promotion is any planned combination of educational, political, environmental, regulatory, or organizational mechanisms that support actions and living conditions conducive to the health of individuals, groups, and communities.
WHAT IS WELLNESS ?
Wellness is an approach to health that focuses on balancing the many aspects or dimensions of a person’s life through the adoption of health enhancing conditions and behaviors, rather than attempting to minimize conditions of illness.
HEALTH EDUCATION TOOLS
In order to effectively facilitate the mission of the Center for Health Education and Promotion, our work reflects the framework of several key documents:
Healthy Campus 2010 is a tool developed by the American College Health Association (ACHA) to assist colleges and universities in their efforts to meet national health objectives.
The National College Health Assessment (NCHA) is an instrument developed by the American College Health Association to provide institutions with knowledge about the health of their students.
Center for Health Education & Promotion/Student Health Service Learning Outcomes
- Apply health information to personal choices that improve one’s overall health status.
- Support and encourage positive health decisions that enhance the overall wellness of the Marquette University Community.
American College Health Association - National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA)