Peer Health Educators awarded at spring conference

Radford University's Peer Health Educators received the Outstanding Peer Group award.

Radford University's Peer Health Educators have received statewide recognition.

The student educators received the Outstanding Peer Group award at the NASPA BACCHUS Initiative Region 3 Spring Conference on April 16.

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health and sustainability of the student affairs profession. Their work provides high-quality professional development, advocacy and research for 15,000 members in all 50 states, 25 countries and eight U.S. territories.

Students Gabriella Empel, Caitlin Clemons, Candice Banks, David Darrach-Chavez, Jacob Britton, Destinee Sprague, Margaret Bright and Dayna Covey and Health Educator Jordan McCann represented Radford at the conference. There, they joined peer groups from across the southeastern United States to present on health education programs and events they conduct as well as brainstorm ideas for the future.

Peer Health Educators are students who promote healthy habits for their peers at Radford University. They create programs that are both engaging and fun, using harm reduction and social norming techniques to create a culture of well-being and safety on campus.

"The Peer Health Educator club is great way for any student to become involved in educating and promoting health and wellness within their community," McCann said.

Apr 20, 2016
Mary Hardbarger