Health Promotion and Advocacy

About

Our Mission:

Health Promotion and Advocacy (HPA) provides inclusive health and well-being education, prevention, and survivor-centered support. HPA contributes to student success through promoting and educating about healthier behaviors. HPA strives to create a safer community by providing support, resources, and services to respond to the impact of gender-based violence.

Services

Individual Consultations

Not sure where to start on your health and wellness journey? Schedule an individual consultation with our Health and Wellness Coordinator.

Meet with HPA staff to discuss sleep, stress, nutrition, sex education, alcohol and other drug education, time management, overall wellness, and/or other public health issues (such as COVID-19 safety).

To schedule a meeting, fill out this form: HPA request form

Request a program or presentation about health & well-being topics connected to personal and academic success. HPA Request Form

Health Promotion and Advocacy’s mission is to help students succeed academically through the promotion of healthier lifestyles.

If you’d like to request a program or presentation, you can fill out our request a program form. Please note we require at least two (2) weeks' notice for programs to allow for adequate staffing.

If you would like more information about our presentations and programs or if you need help in choosing a presentation or program, we can help you pick the one that best suits your group's needs. If you do not see a program listed that you are interested in having presented or would like a customized program, please contact healthed@bsu.edu or call 765-285-3775. For customized presentations or programs, we require at least three (3) weeks' notice to create and staff the program.

Presentations and programs include topics relating to substance misuse, mental health, healthy relationships, sex education, violence prevention, stress/time management, nutrition, sleep, overall wellness, and public health initiatives (such as COVID-19 safety).

Health Promotion and Advocacy and the Center for Survivor Support offer a Peer Wellness Ambassador program for peers interested in educating the greater campus community.

Health Promotion and Advocacy and the Center for Survivor Support offer a Peer Wellness Ambassador (PWAs) training for peers interested in educating the greater campus community on health and wellness topics including substance misuse, mental health, healthy relationships, sex education, violence prevention, stress/time management, nutrition, sleep, overall wellness, and public health initiatives such as COVID-19 safety.

Health Promotion and Advocacy offers professional development for undergraduate and graduate students through internship, practicum, and graduate assistantship opportunities.

Health Promotion and Advocacy offers Ball State University graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to be involved in health promotion through unpaid internship and practicum opportunities. The office welcomes students from all areas of study to apply.

Majors that have completed internship or practicum hours through the office are Health Education and Promotion, Dietetics, Health Science, Psychology, Wellness Management, and Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education.

Students can tailor-make their internship/practicum experience to meet their personal and academic requirements. Interns can expect to be involved in campus-wide program planning, conducting presentations, and working with Peer Wellness Ambassadors.

Please check with your internship advisor or program director regarding this opportunity. If interested, please contact our office for more information at hpa@bsu.edu or 765-285-3775.

The Condom Shoppe provides free barrier methods to students to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy in addition to instructional information and campus sexual health resource information.

Health Promotion and Advocacy provides FREE barrier methods to help prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy through The Condom Shoppe located on the second floor of the Health Center, Room 201. Resources provided include external condoms, internal condoms, latex free condoms, dental dams, finger cots, and lubrication along with sexual health education information. *Resources may vary

The Express Condom Shoppe located at Lucina Hall in the Counseling Center's Resource Room (LU 310-C) has a smaller selection of barrier methods but includes external condoms, latex free condoms, lubrication and sexual health education information. *Resources may vary

*** RAs and Student Organizations representatives are able to request condoms in larger quantities for sexual health programs and events. To do so, fill out this form.***

The Center for Survivor Support offers confidential victim advocacy, education relating to interpersonal violence, stalking, and sexual assault prevention, referrals to campus and community resources, bystander intervention training, and assistance with reporting to law enforcement, Title IX, and Student Conduct.

Center for Survivor Support

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For more information regarding any of our services, please call 765-285-3775 or email hpa@bsu.edu.

Disclaimer: The documents contained within these web pages are presented by the Ball State University Office of Health Promotion and Advocacy purely for informational purposes only and are not intended to be used as medical treatment. The materials presented here are not meant to be a substitute for professional medical care or attention by a qualified practitioner, nor should they be inferred as such. Always check with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about your condition. Ball State University is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any form of damages whatsoever resulting from the use, or misuse, of information contained in or implied by these documents.