According to the World Health Organization, health promotion is about enabling individuals to take control of their health and its determinants. At Elon, we know that health has many component and we work toward providing holistic resources and information to students, faculty and staff. Examples of Elon’s health promotion efforts include:
SPARKS (Students Promoting Awareness, Responsibility, Knowledge and Success) is Health Promotion's premier peer education organization at Elon University, employed by the Office of Health Promotion. 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 seven basic interactive presentations and host many 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Wednesday, October 2 6:30-8:30 in Irazu.
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.