Health Education

Health Education Program

The Health Promotion and Prevention Services Health Education program staff seek to cultivate and support student holistic well-being. We believe wellness is an active, self-directed, and evolving process. It is multidimensional, positive and affirming, and inclusive. The health education program staff are committed to making the most of teachable moments to influence student health practices. The goal is for students to incorporate healthy habits into their everyday lives in order to be the best version of themselves.

The Eight Dimensions of Wellness

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has identified eight dimensions of wellness to optimize an individual’s overall, holistic wellness: emotional, physical, spiritual, social, intellectual, occupational, environmental, and financial. There doesn't have to be a balance among all dimensions. Instead, the goal is to find a harmony of the dimensions that is most authentic for you. You can't get there passively; it requires active awareness, acceptance, and commitment. 

8 Dimensions

Health education programs, events, and campaigns are designed to inform Binghamton University students about health topics they have identified as being important to them. Below are some of the topic areas that health education focuses on:

Real Education About College Health (REACH) Peers

Developed in 1999, the REACH program uses a peer education model to promote health and wellness among the Binghamton University community. 

The REACH peer educators are undergraduate students trained to provide health and wellness education to their peers through interactive programming and outreach initiatives. REACH peers sharpen their communication and leadership skills while collaborating with fellow students to provide information necessary to make informed and responsible decisions concerning their health. REACH peers serve as role models and liaisons, connecting their peers to health and wellness resources on and off campus.

Contact Information

Spring 2022 Office Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.
  • Friday: Closed

To request a workshop or training, or for more information, email: reach@binghamton.edu.

REACH