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Geralyn Gherard
Health Education Coordinator
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Pamela Mulready
Alcohol and Other Drug Specialist

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Mission and Goals

a. Mission
The mission of the Health Education Division is to promote the advancement of the health of all students through education. The Division seeks to provide the knowledge and services necessary to enable students to develop the skills to make healthy decisions that will last throughout their lifetime.

The Health Education Division seeks to identify the health needs of the student population and to develop the appropriate educational programs dependent upon these findings. Educational programs are designed to be accessible to and inclusive of all students.

The division also works to support and integrate other health related services on campus in an effort to provide a comprehensive and coordinated program of health. Therefore, creating a healthy school environment that fosters learning and allows for academic success.

 The Health Education Division works to improve and sustain the highest level of physical, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being of all students. A healthy student has the potential to be a productive learner thus, achieving the goals set forth by the College while at the same time enjoying an enhanced quality of life.

b. Goals and Objectives

The goal of the Division of Health Education is to promote health and wellness at Trinity College through education. To achieve its goal and stay true to its mission, the Division of Health Education will:

•Assess student and campus needs for health education by selecting valid sources of information about health needs, develop appropriate data gathering instruments when necessary, and employing survey techniques applicable to the situation.

•Design effective health education programs based upon inferred needs and create a logical scope of sequence for these events to occur; develop clear and measurable objectives specific to the problem area and select appropriate educational strategies to accompany each program.

• Implement health and wellness initiatives utilizing learning activities specific to the intended audience, monitor these practices, and adjust when necessary.

•Evaluate the effectiveness of health education programs, interpret the results of evaluative findings, and infer implications for future program planning purposes.

•Act as a resource for health center staff, students, and community by establishing effective working relationships and respond to requests for health information.