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FAQs LiveWell: The Office of Health Education & Promotion

General Information

1. What is the mission of LiveWell: The Office of Health Education & Promotion?

The mission of  LiveWell: The Office of Health Education, Promotion, and Wellness is to foster student academic success and social development through services and strategies that enhance multiple dimensions of individual health and cultivate an environment that supports the health of the campus community. Read more about our mission here.


2. What does your office do?

We offer opportunities for student leadership and activism, including an award-winning peer health education program; conduct educational workshops, outreach, and campaigns; offer free and confidential HIV and Hepatitis C testing; provide individual consultation, assistance, and referral to students; conduct assessments of students’ health behaviors and perceptions; and advocate for policy, procedural, and environmental change to support the health and well-being of the campus community. Read more about our activities here.


3. Who do I contact:
            * to make an appointment with Health Services?
            * if I have a question about my health insurance, immunization requirements, or a Health Hold on my account?
            * to request a copy of my health record?

Contact Health Services at 508.999.8982. Additional information is available on Health Services’ website.


Peer Health Education

4. Who are the Peer Health Educators and what do they do?

Peer Health Educators are student leaders who support the health and wellness of the campus community by: conducting and sponsoring educational programming; disseminating accurate health information and resources;  providing referrals to on- and off-campus services; and, advocating for changes in campus policies and procedures which support student health.

Learn more about the Peer Health Education program and Peer Health Educators here.


5. What workshops do the Peer Health Educators offer and how can I request a workshop?

Brief descriptions of our workshops and information on how to request a workshop is available here.

Requesting a workshop is easy; however, our availability is limited. Submit your workshop request a minimum of two weeks in advance. The earlier in the semester you submit your request, the more likely we are able to meet it. If you have a small group, we encourage you to team up with others to maximize attendance and participation. 


HIV and Hepatitis C Testing

6. When is HIV and Hepatitis C testing available on campus and do I need to make an appointment?

New Bedford Family Planning provides free and confidential HIV and Hepatitis C testing on campus once a month. The counselor will prick your finger to obtain as small amount of blood which will be tested on the spot. You receive your results within minutes. Upcoming testing dates are listed here.

HIV and Hepatitis C testing is first come, first served; no appointments. Testing is held in the LiveWell Office, Oak Glen, 2nd floor.


Red Watch Band Training

7. What is Red Watch Band Training and how can I register?

Red Watch Band Training is a two-hour educational program that provides the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and intervene effectively in an alcohol-related medical emergency.

Training dates and registration information is available here. Red Watch Band training is open to UMass Dartmouth students.

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

8. What is QPR Suicide Prevention Training and how can I register?

QPR is a two-hour educational program, guided by certified trainers, that teaches people how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get a person at risk the help they need. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Training dates and registration information is available here. QPR training is open to UMass Dartmouth students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Health & Wellness Information

9. I need information about a particular health topic (for myself, a friend, a class, etc.). Can you help?

Absolutely! Our website includes online, local and national resources on many health topics. We also highly recommend Go Ask Alice!, our favorite health and wellness website for college students and young adults.

Student Health 101, our online monthly health and wellness newsletter, is also a wealth of information. You can read the current edition here; archived newsletters are available here.

Additionally, we have lots of print material (brochures, etc.) available.

How to Contact & Connect with Us

10. How can I contact you?

LiveWell: The Office of Health Education & Promotion
phone: 508.910.6965
fax: 508.910.6962
email: livewell@umassd.edu
web: www.umassd.edu/livewell

Peer Health Educators
phone: 508.910.6966
fax: 508.910.6962
email: peerhealthed@umassd.edu
web: www.umassd.edu/phe
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Our offices are located on the 2nd floor of the Oak Glen Residence Hall.

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