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Overview

Health and Wellness Programs seek to enhance the well-being of Gallaudet University students by empowering them to make informed health and lifestyle choices in accordance with their own values and belief systems. By supporting students on behavior and lifestyle change via the dimensions of wellness-physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental-HWP helps students become more successful members of the academic community.

Departments

Peer Health Advocates
Peer Health Advocates (PHAs) are student paraprofessionals who educate the campus community about health and wellness issues.

Support

Meet the Team

Director

Christine Gannon

Director

Staff

Elana Bogoff

Student Health Ambassador (SHA)

Abdul Samed Sani

Student Health Ambassador (SHA)

Grace Lester

Media Specialist

Jayne Taylor

Student Health Ambassador (SHA)

Connor Kolovitz

COVID Prevention Services Specialist

Katherine Fishbein

Student Health Ambassador (SHA)

John Fechter

Student Health Ambassador (SHA)

Tavier Maldonado

Student Health Ambassador (SHA)

Nathaniel Humpal

Student Health Ambassador (SHA)

Jimel Wright

PHA - Graduate

Ashley Carries

FWS - PHA

Nkiruka Akunwafor

Prevention Education Coordinator

Ariel Senics

Student Health Ambassador (SHA)

Zoe Andrews

Student Health Ambassador (SHA)

Elina Rubinshteyn

Student Health Ambassador (SHA)

Shane Carrizales

Senior PHA

Jamze Dean

Student Health Ambassador (SHA)

Onome Okaisabor

Student Health Ambassador (SHA)

Brianne Leiker

Student Health Ambassador (SHA)

Tylo Broszeit

Student Health Ambassador (SHA)

Fatuma Kuti

Student Health Ambassador (SHA)

Fatimah Abdul-Rahim

COVID Specialist

FAQs

Common Questions
The Health and Wellness Programs provides educational programs on a wide variety of health topics including fitness, nutrition, sexuality, relationships, drugs/alcohol, diseases, self- care, and more. Please review our ist of Health and Wellness Programs Events and Programs.
The Health and Wellness Programs’ office is in Ely 103. The office hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. The HWP also provides some programs outside of business hours. For information on upcoming events, please go to our Facebook page or contact us for more information.
The Health and Wellness Programs is available to provide education, information, and support on health related topics. You can also refer to Student Health Services, the Counseling and Psychological Services, the Title IX Team or any other relevant department or organization. Health and Wellness Programs’ staff are mandated reporters. Any information shared with us that may indicate a threat to oneself/another, child abuse, or sexual misconduct will be reported to the appropriate unit on campus. We share additional information with others strictly on a need to know basis.
The Health and Wellness Programs houses the Alcohol and Other Drugs Services unit. Both work together to manage the AlcoholEdu and Haven, which are required online programs for new and transfer students. Alcohol and Other Drugs Services provides support for students dealing with alcohol or other drug-related infractions of the Student Code of Conduct and ensures that students complete their assigned sanctions issued by Residence Life or the Office of Student Conduct. Alcohol and Other Drugs Services handles online alcohol and drug educational sessions, alcohol and drug programs, and alcohol/drug classes in collaboration with several units on and off-campus. Contact us for more information, or review our other alcohol and drugs services.
The Green Dot program is built on the premise that we can measurably and systematically reduce power-based personal violence, including sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking on campus. The Health and Wellness Programs houses the Green Dot program. We train students in intervention strategies, so they can be equipped to be effective bystanders. Please contact us for more information.
The Health and Wellness Programs (HWP) Office seeks to enhance the well-being of Gallaudet University students by empowering them to make informed health and lifestyle choices in accordance with their values and belief systems. By supporting students on behavior and lifestyle change via the dimensions of wellness—physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental—HWP helps students become more successful academic community members. For medical services, the HWP refers students to Student Health Services or to agencies outside of Gallaudet University. Please also review our Health-Related Resources.
Campus Life Questions
The Health and Wellness Programs office provides tips for hosting a safer event or party. Student-based organizations hosting a party should contact the Health and Wellness Program two weeks in advance to set up a meeting.
In Ely 103, the Health and Wellness Programs gives out male and female condoms, in addition to dental dams. We have both latex and latex-free condoms with a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. Students can get ten free condoms per visit. For distribution at an event or to a large group of people, we ask that you set up a program with the Health and Wellness Program office, so we can pair the distribution with safer sex education. Please contact us for more information.
The Health and Wellness Programs employs full-time undergraduate students as Peer Health Advocates. These students are an essential element in educating the Gallaudet community about health-related topics. For more information, please visit our Peer Health Advocates page or contact us.

Contact Us

Health and Wellness Programs

Christine Gannon

Ely Center 103

202-618-6816

(202) 651-5432

(202) 651-5651

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