Disclaimer: The information, articles, and tips portrayed on this blog, while based on research, do not constitute medical advice. The opinions expressed are meant to educate and inform, but not to dictate lifestyle choices or personal beliefs. These articles are meant to provoke thought on issues surrounding college health and to inform the Hopkins community of healthy information and resources.


What can CHEW do for you?

We may be the office you never knew you knew! The Center for Health Education and Wellness can be seen all over JHU's campus through our student groups, events, campaigns, and free giveaways. Maybe you just never realized who was behind the messages. We are the health promotion arm of the Student Health and Wellness Center (no, we are not the same office contrary to popular belief). Our mission is to provide health education programming and health promotion to the student population to foster a healthier JHU community. How do we do this? By offering a variety of programs and opportunities that support and affirm student health and wellness through the delivery of fun and interactive programming and outreach. If this isn't sounding familiar to you, perhaps you'll recognize one of these:

PEEPs Peer Health Educators: PEEPs (Preventative Education & Empowerment for Peers) are part of a peer health education program designed to provide a setting in which students can discuss and explore health issues. PEEPS are trained to present health information on a variety of topics such as men’s/women’s health, sexual health, nutrition, stress management, and alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.

Stressbusters: Stressbusters provide free five minute back-rubs to other students and staff at events or meetings to promote relaxation. You can become a stressbuster: the requirements are stress free and the training is for life!

Hopkins Kicks Butts: HKB is JHU's Anti-Tobacco Coalition. They are dedicated to raising awareness about the harm and dangers of tobacco use. Through tabling, campaigns, policy change, and outreach, HKB works to make Homewood a healthier, smoke-free environment.

SEE for Yourself on Monday: The SEE Campaign (Sleep, Eat, Exercise) is all about helping JHU students maintain a healthy balance of rest, exercise, and nutritious eating that can have a positive influence on performance. The SEE for Yourself campaign challenges every student to take time out once each week to balance their lives and improve their health!

Stop@Buzzed: The Stop@Buzzed Campaign is an alcohol awareness message that asks students who choose to drink, to drink responsibly. By staying within a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .02 to .06, you can feel all the euphoric 'buzzed' effects of alcohol without the negative and unhealthy consequences. So if you do drink, choose to Stop@Buzzed!

Condom Sense: Condom Sense is a program that allows students to purchase brand name condoms for a fraction of the price! For just $4/pack of 12, students can receive Trojan, Durex, or Variety packs. To order, simply visit this site!

Want to learn more? Visit our blog regularly for updates on upcoming promotions, current events, notes from our student leaders, and tips to keep you healthy and well.
So until next time, CHEW on this!