CSU Health Network Health Education and Prevention Services supports the health and well-being of students through the identification of campus health priorities and delivery of relevant programs, services and multidisciplinary initiatives that enable students to accomplish their academic goals and enhance personal development. Using evidence-based best practices, in collaboration with campus and community constituents, a holistic approach to health education and prevention is used for a diverse campus population. These practices involve opportunities to foster awareness and skills, as well as address the environmental context in which health behavior decisions are made.
Focus areas include:
Health Education and Prevention Services also coordinated marketing and communications for the CSU Health Network.
For a menu of Education & Prevention presentation options, please visit our Presentation Request page.
Health Education and Prevention Services staff works collaboratively to promote responsible behavior around alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. Strategies used address negative effects of misuse and abuse at the individual, group and community level.
Please see the CSU Health Network's Health Resources and Interactive Screenings web site for alcohol, tobacco and other drug health assessments, health information and related campus resources.
CSU is interested in using evidence-based practices across disciplines to improve the mental health and quality of life of CSU students. Health Education and Prevention Services staff work collaboratively with campus and community constituents to coordinate comprehensive, population-based strategies, including both the promotion of positive mental health attributes and skills, as well as stress reduction, coping skills, early identification of depression and other mental health issues and suicide prevention.
Please see the CSU Health Network's Health Resources and Interactive Screenings web site for mental health assessments, health information and related campus resources.
A group of stakeholders is reviewing the status of CSU's nutrition and fitness programming and services and determining next steps.
Please see the CSU Health Network's Health Resources & Interactive Screenings web site for information on nutrition and physical fitness assessments and related campus resources.
CREWS stands for Creating Respect, Educating Wellness (by and for) Students. CREWS Peer Educators provide essential educational services for campus groups, classes, departments and organizations on ways to lower their risks in the areas of alcohol use and sexual health practices, as well as offering tobacco education.
CREWS Peer Educators receive relevant training to develop and implement presentations and programming, designed to increase positive health behaviors and decision making. They also supply students with resource information about health-related, student support services on campus and provide referrals to these services.
Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of students working with students, and our Peer Educators have an immediate understanding of the social and academic pressures CSU students face.
For a menu of CREWS presentation options and directions on how to make a request, please click Presentation Request.
In order for us to honor your request, we must receive this request no later than 2 weeks prior to your prospective program. After your request has been confirmed, please note that it is your responsibility to do advertising and marketing to ensure your program attendance and success.
CREWS Peer Educators are selected from the undergraduate, CSU student body to provide relevant health related presentations and outreach. Through their training program, they become Certified Peer Educators, in accordance with standards set forth by the BACCHUS Network. The BACCHUS philosophy is that students can play a uniquely effective role in encouraging their peers to consider, talk honestly about and develop responsible habits and attitudes toward high-risk health and safety issues.
In selecting our CREWS Peer Educators, we look for diversity in our student leaders including:
Common characteristics CREWS Peer Educators share include:
Benefits to being a CREWS member include:
CREWS accepts applications on line through the academic school year. Our official recruiting/interview process occurs early every Fall semester. You are welcome to submit your application at any time; however, please note that interviews will not take place until the Fall semester. If you are selected for an on campus interview, we will contact you directly to schedule that interview.
Please follow steps below to submit your on-line application.
Level of Commitment - CREWS Peer Educators are expected to commit to 2 years of service. The majority of our members participate until graduation. Part of the 2 year commitment will involve training and getting to know your fellow members. CREWS Peer Educators on average volunteer between 10-12 hours each month during the school year. This includes regular meetings/trainings with fellow members and staff.
Once Selected - After you are selected into the CREWS Peer Education program, you will complete a comprehensive training program. This training includes specific information about our topical areas and risk reduction around alcohol, sexual health and tobacco. Training sessions involve lecture, group discussion, facilitation preparation and hands- on presentation skill building. You will have the option of receiving 2 hours of upper level class credit for completing the training.
Thanks for your interest in becoming a CREWS Peer Educator. If you have any further questions regarding the application process please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Education and Prevention Services coordinates sexual health peer education outreach and is in the process planning and implementing evidence-based sexual health initiatives.
Please see the CSU Health Network's Health Resources and Interactive Screenings web site for sexual health assessments, health information and related campus resources.
Thinking about or ready to quit tobacco and in need of some support? The CSU Health Network Health Education and Prevention Services' staff are here to assist, whether you are making plans to quit or still conflicted about quitting. We understand that tobacco use produces a chronic dependence on nicotine and invite you to meet one-on-one with a professional health coach to:
Your health coach will be there along the way to support you with your journey.
Our program is modeled after the Nicotine Dependency Program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
If you would like to schedule a complementary session with a professional health coach, specializing in tobacco cessation, please call (970) 491-6053 to make an appointment.