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Health Education and Outreach

We know that while in college you may get too busy to acknowledge how your health affects your academic life and all other areas, but we are here to provide you with resources and practical ways of tackling a variety of health concerns you may have. Our Health Educator and Alcohol/Other Drug Educator works alongside various departments including the Center for Student Health and Psychological Services to create effective health education programming for students. The promotion of healthy lifestyles is done using various campaigns and events, along with presentations to classes, residence halls, athletic teams and community organizations.

All programs and services are created with student need in mind. There are opportunities for individuals and student groups to become involved in these programs, by volunteering their time to promote events or become co-sponsors.

Educational topics include:

  • Eating Disorders
  • General Health & Fitness
  • Mental Health
  • Nutrition
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Stress Management

Services for Faculty Members

Don’t Cancel Class Program

There's no need to cancel your class. The Health and Alcohol/Other Drug Education Program can cover your class by presenting on a number of topics that are relevant to college students. Even if you don't need to cancel a class, you are always welcome to request any of these presentations for your classes throughout the year. The "Don't Cancel That Class" program provides engaging, interactive workshops on a variety of health related issues for course instructors and campus organizations. Presentations are typically 50 - 90 minutes in length, depending on the presentation and your class schedule. Request a program by contacting Janis Krug at [email protected]. Presentations can be tailored to fit your class.


Looking for input on how to handle a particular health issue, either with yourself or a friend or family member? Consultations are available to discuss cases and recommendations.

Services for Students

Educational Presentations

Looking to host an educational program or event for your club, organization, team, or floor? Contact Janis Krug at [email protected] with your idea or recommendations.

Awareness Campaigns

Awareness Campaigns occur throughout the year. Each of these campaigns can be co-sponsored by student organizations if they wish to be involved. Past examples include (but are not limited to)::

  • Annual Wellness Fair
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • World AIDS Day
  • Depression Screening Day
  • Alcohol Awareness Week
  • Safe Spring Break
  • National Public Health Week

If you have suggestions or would like to partner with the program to co-host campaign initiatives, contact the Health and Alcohol/Other Drug Educator.

Free Drug & Alcohol Screenings

Free screenings available for students that feel they may have a problem with drug or alcohol use. All sessions are by appointment only. A screening includes a screening, feedback on use, counseling, and a referral to treatment, if requested or recommended. For more information, contact the Health and Alcohol/Other Drug Educator.


Looking for input on how to handle a particular health issue, either with yourself or a friend or family member? Consultations are available to discuss cases and recommendations.

Looking to Get Involved in Health or Alcohol/Other Drug Education?

EPIC (Engaging Peers in Change) Peer Education Program

We continue to build this aspect of our health outreach program. We know that students are open to speaking with and learning from their peers. You will be trained to present on various topics and promote health awareness, while building a relationship with fellow students. Information is released semesterly on how to join the team, along with applications to do so. If you would like to become a Peer Health Educator, contact the Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Educator at [email protected].


Contact Information

For more information about the Health Education and Outreach at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Rhema Lewis, Health Educator and Outreach Coordinator
Office: Center for Student Involvement
Location: Angell College Center 110
Phone: (518) 564-4830
Email: [email protected]