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Peer Health Educators

Welcome to the peer education program at EWU! The Peer Health Educators (PHE) are students who volunteer their time, ideas and energy to educate students about tobacco use, high-risk alcohol and drug abuse, sexual assault prevention, bystander intervention, sexual health and healthy lifestyle choices. These student-led and student-derived peer programs offer unlimited learning and professional experience opportunities. Sometimes they are just a lot of fun! 

What is Peer Health Education?

  • Educating fellow students on important issues such as sexual assault prevention, alcohol use and abuse, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco prevention and much more.
  • Staffing the health hut, information tables, giving presentations, creating web pages, making brochures, organizing conference, attending workshops and developing new programs.
  • Learning about social and health issues, basic office management, teamwork skill, public speaking and group dynamics.
  • Becoming familiar with all aspects of health and education.
  • Having the unique opportunity to develop or create a personalized approach to leadership and wellness at EWU.
  • Gaining valuable skills that will last a life-time!

 How do I get involved?

If you would like to: learn more about college-health issues; be part of an effort to raise awareness of wellness issues on campus; and have the interest and time to devote to being a peer health educator, we encourage you to apply. Complete this application and email to or return it to Health, Wellness & Prevention Services in the University Recreation Center room 201.  Questions?  Call Laura Mathieson @ 509.359.6845 or email

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