The Health Education Action Team (HEAT) is a team of peer health educators that provide peer-to-peer health and wellness education for students. HEAT serves students through educational workshops and providing students with health and wellness resources on a variety of topics, including:
- Sexual health
- Healthy relationships
- Alcohol and substance use
- Stress management
- Mental and emotional wellness
- Bystander intervention
The HEAT team can speak at workshops and trainings as well as classes and student organization meetings. They are present for passive programming at a number of on-campus activities or can be sought out in the Office of Health Promotion & Wellness, Lincoln Park Student Center Suite 302.
YWCA Certificate Training for Staff and Faculty
HPW coordinates the YWCA Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Certificate Training program at DePaul. This certificate program includes education about survivor care, counseling skills, debunking rape mythology, rape culture, rape trauma syndrome, hospital procedures for completing a rape kit, police and legal procedures for responding to sexual violence, domestic violence, stalking, child sexual abuse, elder and people with disabilities abuse, and sexual violence in the LGBTQ community. Participants who complete this training are Certified Rape Crisis Workers as designated by ICASA (Illinois coalition Against Sexual Assault). The aim of this initiative is to better equip DePaul staff and faculty , particularly those who most often come in contact with students affected by sexual or relationship violence, to provide support and help address sexual and relationship violence at DePaul. Participants are encouraged to share their learning within their departments and collaborate on programming around these issues.
Annual General Compliance Training for Staff and Faculty
The Office of Institutional Compliance has partnered with HPW to add a module on sexual assault and relationship violence prevention, survivor support, reporting obligations, and bystander intervention into the General Compliance Training. This training is required for all DePaul employees.
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week takes place in the fall quarter, usually in October. Join HPW for a week of events related to alcohol awareness, knowledge, and safety.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Each year, DePaul puts on a series of programs during SAAM fo students, faculty, and staff. Events include a healthy relationships workshop, discussions around consent and campus culture, and providing resources for survivors and their supporters.
Lavender Graduation and Stonewall Awards
Lavender Graduation and the Stonewall Awards program takes place every May and celebrates graduating LGBTQA students and other members of DePaul's LGBTQA communities. Click here to learn more about DePaul LGBTQA Student Services.
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week takes place in February or March each year. Events and programs dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge occur all week. Learn the warning signs and how you can help at NEDAwareness.org, or you can call the National Eating Disorders Awareness' toll-free, national helpline at (800) 931-2237.
Don't Cancel That Class
Don't Cancel That Class is a service provided to DePaul faculty and instructors by the Office of Health Promotion & Wellness and the Center for Identity, Inclusion and Social Change. If you need to be out of town or an unexpected situation demands your attention, let us know and one of our professional staff members will come into your class on the day of your absence and provide an hour-long, educational workshop to your students. Workshop topics include:
Health Education includes providing resources, events, trainings, workshops and presentations on various health related topics.
These topics include:
- Sexual Health
- Sexual Violence
- Relationship Violence
- Healthy Relationships
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention
- Mental Health
- Meal Planning
- Physical Activity
- and More
To request a health education program through the HPW office, use the Educational Program Request Form at the bottom of this page.