Peer Health Education

Concepts and Content (First Edition)
Written by Luoluo Hong | Edited by Jason Robertson, Julie Catanzarite, and Lindsay McCall
Paperback, 284 pages
ISBN: 978-1-5165-2292-7 ©2018
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    Peer health education programs are in use on many college campuses and represent opportunities for colleges and universities to promote student engagement and wellbeing. The students in these programs are leaders and advocates, and help to empower their peers. Trained, professional peer educators can serve their campuses as a resource and it is important to ensure that these students are well-trained. Peer Health Education: Concepts and Content seeks to provide peer education advisors, those looking to start peer education programs, and peer educators themselves with the resources needed to ensure they develop the requisite knowledge and skills to be effective as peer mentors.

    Peer Health Education presents a collection of material that is beneficial in the development of peer education programs and training of peer educators. This book provides information on peer education history, theory, and content, and is presented in an easy to understand manner that can be used by practitioners and students.

    Luoluo Hong holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership and research from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and an M.P.H. from Yale University. She is currently vice president for student affairs and enrollment management and Title IX coordinator at San Francisco State University. She has developed and sustained several campus-based peer education programs, as well as taught academic courses to train peer educators.
    Lindsay McCall holds an M.P.H. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a program coordinator at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
    Jason Robertson is the chair of campus-based public health and health science programs at South University. He holds a D.H.Sc. from Nova Southeastern University and an M.P.H. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist through the National Commission on Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
    Julie Catanzarite holds an M.Ed. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is manager of New Student Programming at Washtenaw Community College.