HOPE & Wellness Center
Health Promotion is the profession of educating people about their health. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Okanagan Charter defined Health Promotion as the interconnectedness between individuals and their environments, and recognizes that “health is created and lived by people within the settings of their everyday life: where they learn, work, play and love.”
As Health Educators at a University Health Center, the major responsibilities are to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion and education programs for program participants, with a broader goal of collective impact approach to cultivate health and well-being into the campus culture.
According to the Center for Disease Control, "well-being includes the presence of positive emotions and moods (e.g., contentment, happiness), the absence of negative emotions (e.g., depression, anxiety), satisfaction with life, fulfillment and positive functioning."
5 Different types of Well-Being:
- Emotional Well-Being. The ability to practice stress-management techniques, be resilient, and generate the emotions that lead to good feelings.
- Physical Well-Being. The ability to improve the functioning of your body through healthy eating and good exercise habits.
- Social Well-Being. The ability to communicate, develop meaningful relationships with others, and maintain a support network that helps you overcome loneliness.
- Workplace Well-Being. The ability to pursue your interests, values, and purpose in order to gain meaning, happiness, and enrichment professionally.
- Community Well-Being. The ability to actively participate in a thriving community, culture, and environment.
Curious about students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions? Check out ACHA-National College Health Assessment findings here: ACHA-NCHA Data
HOPE & Wellness Center Staff
Our health promotion staff are available to support and assist in your health endeavors. Whether it is for a request to collaborate/co-sponsor a health related program or to request a workshop/presentation for your class, department or organization. To request a presentation, please fill out our presentation request form.
To request an appointment to speak to a health educator for educational counseling, please call (760) 750-4915.