Health Advancement & Prevention Strategies Office

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The office is situated in the Division of Student Affairs and is charged with developing a high-level strategic plan that fully coordinates all prevention-related efforts, with a special emphasis on alcohol.

Health Advancement & Prevention Strategies coordinates the National College Health Assessment, Lehigh InSTALLments, Peer Health Advisor Training, Bystander Intervention Programming, Lehigh After Dark, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training and other preventative activities focusing on priority student health issues such as alcohol and other drugs, sleep difficulties, stress, sexual health and general preventative health.

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Our Vision: A healthy and safe living-learning community.

Our Mission: To create an environment that supports student learning and personal development by enhancing institutional health and safety through public health practice.

  • One Stitch at a Time is back for the Spring 2022 semester
    One Stitch at a Time
    One Stitch at a Time is back with UCPS and HAPS, no knitting experience required! Email to sign up.
  • Let Us Face It Together
    Let Us Face It Together
    We acknowledge COVID-19 has made this year challenging and yet we have found ways to learn and grow.
  • Lehigh After Dark's Slow Burn Bonfire
    Lehigh After Dark Bonfire
    Lehigh After Dark creates a vibrant, alcohol-free nightlife on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
  • The number one resource for receiving preventative health information as reported by Lehigh students
  • Health Advancement and Prevention Strategies office tabling for the Flu Shots on campus in October.
    Partnering with the Health & Wellness Center to promote flu shots
  • Food Truck Friday
    Free fries and bottled water in partnership with Peer Health Advisors
  • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
    National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
    Promoting protective strategies for responsible behavior around alcohol
  • Peer Health Advisor Meditation, Movement, and Munchies Event
    During the Peer Health Advisors' spring event, students were asked to write down the positives they found this year.
Discussion for Students on Mental Health and Well-Being

Representatives from offices that offer resources, services, programs, and opportunities for support and involvement around mental health and well-being hosted a live discussion for students on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. 

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