Health and Counseling Center:

Health Promotion


About Us

The Department of Health Promotion envisions a future where every member of the DU community will have the opportunity to learn, connect, and thrive in a supportive campus community.

Health Promotion works to achieve our vision by cultivating a thriving DU community through education, engagement, and sociocultural change.

Health Promotion strives to embody the University's values of Excellence, Innovation, Engagement, Integrity, and Inclusiveness. For more information on Health Promotion's commitment to these values, click here.

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Get to Know Health Promotion!

Watch our short video to learn more about the Department of Health Promotion at DU!

Core Content Areas

Health Promotion has four primary content focus areas:

Alcohol and Other Drugs Prevention and Education

Alcohol and other drug (AOD) use is a top health and safety concern on college campuses. The four focus areas for prevention and education are alcohol, cannabis, prescription drug misuse, and e-cigarettes. Learn more here.

Mental Health Promotion

Mental health is an umbrella term that encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). We focus on suicide prevention, stress management, and mindfulness initiatives. Learn more here.

Sexual Health Promotion

Sexual health is a state of physical, mental, and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination, and violence. Learn more here.

Gender Violence Prevention and Education

GVPE provides the community with active bystander education, community awareness, and prevention outreach on topics including sexual assault, dating and relationship abuse, sexual harassment, and stalking. Learn more here.

Request Outreach

The Health and Counseling Center (HCC) offers a variety of outreach supports to the DU community. These include training and workshops, program support, participation in your upcoming event, as well as interviews with content experts. Request outreach support here.

Our Team

Julianne Wertz
Katelynn Delavan
Eva Esakoff
Natalie Frias
Julia Richardson
Andy Thyring
Nicole Tabor
HCC Thrive
Kim Liao
Katie Johson
Peer Health Education Supervisor
Caroline Kemp
Zainab Alikhan
Amanda Kallach
Gender Violence Prevention Educator
Emma Robson
Caitlin Clemens
Sam Levering
Peyton Howsden
Luke Fish
Tarini Sharma
Chyna Tillman
Skylar Thaker
Olivia Bahr
Natalie Seigel
Jenna Johnson
John Haddock
Morgan Martin
Anit Tyagi
Jill Girardeau
Kameron Gottlieb
Megan Morrell