Health Education And Prevention Program
CSU–Pueblo is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy environment for students to complete their educational goals without the burden of problematic or illegal use of alcohol or other drugs.
The Health Education and Prevention (HEP) Program works with individual students, small groups, and the campus and surrounding community to provide individually tailored, evidence-based prevention education and behavioral interventions.
To schedule an appointment with the Health Education and Prevention (HEP) Coordinator, call 719.549.2121. Individuals can receive a free assessment, access to free education/behavioral intervention, and referral to additional options on-campus and off-campus.
Some students may be mandated to complete an assessment and educational intervention track with the HEP Prevention Coordinator as a result of violating the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy.
AssessmentMulti-tiered assessment is available for CSU-Pueblo students. Assessment appointments will include the completion of assessment tools, a structured interview with the HEP Prevention Coordinator, and recommendation for available interventions.
CHOICES Educational InterventionThe HEP provides monthly CHOICES educational intervention for students interested in making behavioral change with low to moderate alcohol use.
BASICS Behavioral InterventionThis two-session intervention is structured to provide students with a brief screening and motivational interviewing session to provide behavioral change for students with moderate to heavy drinking.
Other Drug Behavioral InterventionStructured similarly to the BASICS intervention, this two-session service is structured to provide brief screening and motivational interviewing in order to facilitate behavioral change for students with low to moderate use of substances.
ReferralNot all students will be appropriate for work with the HEP. In the event that the use of alcohol or other drugs is beyond the scope of care, individuals will be referred to other on-campus and off-campus programs for assistance.
The following programs are an example of what the HEP can provide
Bystander Intervention Training (1 hour and 30 minutes)
This formal session helps student leaders recognize the signs of over-consumption and how to accurately respond to possible alcohol poisoning. Participants will engage in short role-plays to practice techniques in responding with intoxicated individuals.
Alcohol Use and You (20 minutes)
Want to introduce alcohol education, but not sure you have the time for it? The HEP offers a compressed educational session to cover how alcohol reacts to the body when consumed, recognizing the signs of alcohol poisoning, and resources on-campus. This is a perfect program idea for existing meetings where you'd like to include a brief alcohol education session.
If you have a particular area of interest, please contact the Interim HEP Prevention Coordinator Sarah Lawson at 719.549.2121 to discuss your needs.