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Health, Wellness and Prevention Services

locations, including Riverpoint. HWPS also participated in four community college preparedness meetings, three health authority webinars and weekly updates from the ACHA.

Mission Statement

For further information about patient statistics, please see the report regarding the Student Health Center.

Health, Wellness and Prevention Services is committed to supporting and empowering student well-being, growth, and development through education, information, and positive role-modeling. Successful achievement of this commitment is enhanced through collaboration with our campus and surrounding communities.

Services and Programs Health, Wellness and Prevention Services provides students and the campus community with planning, leadership, education and advocacy in issues regarding student health and wellbeing, while providing personal and professional growth opportunities for individual students. Programs are offered in the following areas: • Health Education • Substance Abuse Prevention • Student Health and Insurance • Peer Education

Unit Achievements: • Successful implementation of “Green Dot” active bystander violence prevention program, as part of a state-wide program plan. The program includes providing leadership and support throughout Washington. • National College Health Assessment, implemented through electronic mail, with nearly 1,000 students responding to the survey. The data indicated that 57.3 percent of EWU students reported being diagnosed or treated by a professional during the last year for allergies (19%), sinus infection (18.4%), back pain (15.7%), migraine headache (11.1%), and strep throat (9.1%) as the top five. Illnesses impacting academic performance, from a health perspective, are: stress (28.5%), sleep difficulties (22.3%), cold/flu/sore throat (20.6%), anxiety (18.5%), and work (15.6%). Once the national spring sample 2010 comparison sample is released, the EWU data will be compared to the national data.

Service Indicators:


Number of vendors and community involvement in events


Attendance at community events


Volunteer hours by students at community events


Partnerships with community agencies and organizations


Attendance at educational events/workshops


Volunteer hours by students for educational events


Peer education individual student contacts


Volunteer hours by students for peer education


Number of peer education programs


Colonial Clinic assessments


Students participation in tobacco cessation programs


Students participation in AlcoholEdu and e-Chug programs


BRAD 21st Birthday Cards


Green Dot Individual capacity building and recruiting conversations


Persuasive speeches


Student participation in Green Dot training



• The department was actively involved in the campus response and planning for the H1N1 flu season. The department distributed nearly 13,000 hand sanitizer sprays and 2,000 cold and flu kits. Staff also were visible in public interactions, providing two media interviews and contributing to four newspaper articles. The department coordinated 20 outreach and/or education events and facilitated 1,000 seasonal influenza immunizations at six campus


Number of sessions


Number of students


Student Affairs Annual Report  

Eastern Washington University, Office of Student Affairs Annual Report 2009-2010

Student Affairs Annual Report  

Eastern Washington University, Office of Student Affairs Annual Report 2009-2010