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Find Us in Keefe Health Center

The Health Education Office is located in 102 Keefe Health Center.

Contact Us

Phone: (413)-542-5671

Email: healthed@amherst.edu

“Health promoting universities and colleges transform the health and sustainability of our current and future societies, strengthen communities and contribute to the well-being of people, places and the planet.”

-Okanagan Charter for Health Promoting Colleges

The Department of Health Education bases its work in the tenants of the Okanagan Charter for Health Promoting Colleges and Universities. We work at all levels of the socio-ecological model and utilize a public health approach rooted in social justice to improve the health and wellbeing of our campus community.

The mission of the Health Education Department is to help support students as they embark on or continue their individual and collective journeys to build and improve their wellbeing. We design health promotion initiatives that are responsive to the needs of our student population and recognize the many factors that influence our collective abilities to maintain and access health. We are guided by shared values of respect, equity and justice.

To view our expanded Mission Statement, please click here.

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Visit Our Health & Wellbeing Site

Our Health & Wellbeing site provides support, resources, and practical tools in a range of wellness topics, including emotional and physical health, social wellbeing, and relationships.

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Request Workshops, Trainings, and Materials

Health Education offers workshops and trainings on various health-related topics. Additionally, we have safer sex and passive education materials readily available. To request any of these items or services, please visit the links below.