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Peer Health Educators
East Carolina University's peer health educators are a diverse group of students who are trained to teach fellow students about pertinent health issues in a positive, interactive and nonjudgmental manner. Topics range from alcohol and other drugs, smoking cessation, sexuality programming, nutrition/body image/eating disorders, stress management, and more.

Peer health educators can receive academic credit (HLTH 2500) as an elective or can join the Healthy PIRATES student organization to receive the training and participate in campus programming efforts. Look for peer health educators creatively promoting health around campus! And be sure to join the ECU Healthy PIRATES Facebook page.

Interested in becoming a peer health educator? Contact Ainsley Worrell at 328-5770 for more information. You can also contact the Executive Committee on Org Sync or by e-mail at  Healthy PIRATES.

Mission:
The goal of Healthy PIRATES or the Peer Health Education Program is to support the well-being of ECU students.  We aim to increase students' awareness and responsible decision-making regarding health and wellness. A primary objective is to recruit, train and organize students to conduct health outreach. We welcome the skills, creativity, questions, ideas and passion of all ECU students.

Peer Health Educators are students who engage their peers about health through presentations, discussions, panels, workshops, fairs, advocacy and health awareness weeks. The Healthy PIRATES student organization offer health education and outreach programs on issues that are relevant to the college students. 

East Carolina University's peer health educators are a diverse group of students who are trained to teach fellow students about pertinent health issues in a positive, interactive and nonjudgmental manner. 

The organization presents on a variety of topics  which include but are not limited to the following areas: 

  • Alcohol, Marijuana, and other Drugs
  • Nutrition 
  • Sexual health and wellness
  • Violence Prevention
  • Bystander intervention 
  • Body Image
  • Sexual Assault Awareness
  • Stress, rest and Relaxation
  • Develop skills in leadership, teamwork, and program coordination.
  • Enhance communication skills, public speaking and networking.
  • Increase knowledge of health & wellness issues through specialized training.
  • Collaborate with various student organizations and campus departments.
  • Develop concrete skills and accomplishments for a stronger resume.
  • Opportunity for mentoring and personal/career development.
  • Meet new people and have fun!

Perspective peer health educators may join the Healthy PIRATES student organization to receive the training and participate in campus programming efforts. Look for peer health educators creatively promoting health around campus! And be sure to join the peer health team on Org Sync and also connect ECU Healthy PIRATES Facebook page.

If you’re interested in joining the Healthy Pirates, please complete the interest form and we will send you an application when recruitment begins in Spring 2017. Please contact Ainsley Worrell at 328-5770 for more information. You can also contact the Executive Committee on Org Sync or by e-mail at Healthy PIRATES.

Healthy PIRATES – Peer Health Educator Interest Form


If you are interested in joining the Healthy PIRATES, please complete the form below and we will contact you during our recruitment time period. 

Please note that this from is not an application to be in the Peer Healthy Education Program.   The information will inform the club of your interest and also provide the club with the need information to contact you when recruitment opens.