Health Promotion

According to the World Health Organization, health promotion is enabling individuals to take control of their health and its determinants. At Elon, we know that health has many components and we work toward providing holistic resources and information to students, faculty and staff. 

The mission of the Department of Health Promotion is to engage students to develop life-long behaviors for mental, physical and social well-being and advance systemic resources for student health. We seek to create a supportive environment through inclusive health programming, advocacy and outreach to further the intellectual vision of Elon University.

Examples of Elon’s health promotion efforts include:

  • Collaborating with campus and community partners to provide students the most up to date health information
  • Administering required first-year online education for substance education, AlcoholEdu, and interpersonal violence, Haven
  • Managing 24/7 confidential response and advocacy for interpersonal violence via Safeline (336.278.3333) and the Coordinator for Violence Response
  • Training, supporting and supervising SPARKS Peer Educators to provide programs, workshops and presentations for classes, Elon 101, student organizations, residence halls, Greek organizations and Athletic teams
  • Hosting Party Smart events to encourage responsible drinking and hosting behaviors
  • Providing support and guidance for ASHES, the substance-free living and learning community
  • Hosting Relationship Violence and Sexual Violence Awareness Month events like The Clothesline Project, the Consent is Sexy! campaign and Take Back the Night
  • Providing active bystander and survivor support training
  • Providing grants for substance free events which student organizations and residence halls can apply for
  • Providing STI tesing and free safer sex supplies throughout the year

Request a SPARKS Workshop or Presentation!

SPARKS (Students Promoting Awareness, Responsibility, Knowledge and Success) is Health Promotion's premier peer education organization at Elon University. SPARKS Peer Educators go through 25 hours of general health promotion and public health training during their first semester of employment as well as specialized training by expert faculty, staff and community partners during their second semester within one of the following categories: substance education, violence prevention, healthy relationships, sex and sexuality, mental health and physical wellbeing.

SPARKS offers many interactive presentations and hosts awareness and education events through the year. If you would like to partner with SPARKS on one of their events or your event, please contact us at elonu.sparks@gmail.com or fill out our presentation request form (select "other" and provide a brief description). You can stop by the SPARKS office in the Moseley Student Center August through May to ask questions, recieve free safer sex supplies or request a workshop.

Health Promotion Bag Lunch Conversations

The Department of Health Promotion is sponsoring brown bag lunches from 12:30 - 1:30 on Wednesdays of September - December and February - April in Moseley 217 (Stovall Conference Room) in the Moseley Center. During these lunches, the Department of Health Promotion will invite an Elon faculty or staff member to present and lead a discussion about a health topic. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Topics will be posted at the beginning of each semester!

  • September 10th: TBA
  • October 1st: TBA
  • October 8th: TBA
  • November 5th: TBA
  • November 12th: TBA

Please email Becca Bishopric Patterson at bbishopric@elon.edu or call at x7285 for more information!

Health Promotion Speaker Series

The Department of Health Promotion is sponsoring a speaker series from 3:30 - 5 PM on Fridays in September - November and February - April in Mosley 215, upstairs in the Moseley Center. During these talks, the Department of Health Promotion will invite an Elon faculty or staff member or outside expert to present and lead a discussion about a health topic. Topics will be posted at the beginning of each semester!

  • September 12th: TBA
  • October 3rd: TBA
  • October 7th: TBA
  • November 7th: TBA
  • November 14th: TBA

Violence Prevention and Response Workshops

The Department of Health Promotion and CrossRoads Sexual Assault Response and Resource Center is sponsoring monthly workshops on violence prevention and survivor support. During these workshops students, faculty and staff will be introduced to interpersonal violence topics and volunteer opportunities available through CrossRoads. These workshops will be held in the Moseley Center in Room 217 from 3:30 - 5 PM on the first Tuesday and Thursday of each month. 

 

Events

Couples Chemistry: Brought to you by SPARKS - Oct. 2

 

Wednesday, October 2 6:30-8:30 in Irazu. 

Health & wellness center expands to South Campus

Elon has partnered with Alamance Regional Medical Center and Cone Health to provide student health services staffing in a South Campus facility that doubles space for health services, counseling services and health promotions.