HealthWorks application deadline approaching

February 13, 2012

Penn State students who are interested in promoting health among their peers can apply to participate in HealthWorks, a student peer education and outreach program within University Health Services (UHS). Membership applications will be accepted through March 2 for the 2012-13 school year.

Community Health Educator Kimberly Liao oversees the program and encourages students to apply. “HealthWorks is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop communication and leadership skills. If you’re passionate about helping to create a healthier Penn State community, becoming a HealthWorks member is a great way to get involved," she said.

HealthWorks is a three-semester commitment (one semester of training and two semesters of volunteering). Training includes a three-credit class through the Department of Biobehavioral Health during the fall semester. Health topics include alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, nutrition, physical activity, sleep and stress. Weekly meetings and outreach activities continue during the spring semester.

HealthWorks activities include Safer Sex Parties, HIV test counseling, and outreach at the HUB-Robeson Center to promote safer sex, flu prevention and green health. Past projects have included campus walking maps (http://www.healthypennstate.psu.edu/downloads/walkingmaps/StudentHealthCenterMapFinal.pdf), healthy cooking tutorial videos (http://healthypennstate.psu.edu/nutrition.shtml) and a healthy options cookbook promoting The Cellar Market (http://www.healthypennstate.psu.edu/downloads/healthworks_cookbook.pdf).

Students can learn more about HealthWorks or apply by visiting http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health/wellness/healthWorks.shtml.

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Last Updated April 19, 2017