There are a few things to say about the community Health Club. They are definitely a newer club on campus and hope to increase students’ awareness on all sorts of Health related topics. The club started out 2 years ago and was led last year by a group of Seniors who graduated, leaving the new executive members to kind of decide where they want to go with the direction of the club.
A big event the Community Health Club has done is Health Week which included a Sex Education handout, A Zombie Day – An Emergency preparedness seminar where you can see how prepared you are for the zombie apocalypse, A Self Defense lesson where anyone can learn basic forms of self defense if a situation occurs where it is needed and a big Health fair in the Health and Wellness Center. Another cool event that I really liked was their smoothie samples that showed healthy and easy ways to make smoothies. They looked really weird but tasted great.
The meeting I attended focused on mostly on program planning and a couple ideas for the upcoming year. Some of the ideas included going to the Landers Annual BBQ, or Ackerman’s WOUstock and handing out pamphlets on skincare protection against the sun and trying to prevent skin cancer because of the great weather we have been having lately and some Oregonians not being used to it, I know that when I go outside in the sun, I don’t want to get skin cancer. Some other goals that the club had was reaching out to professors and letting them know what kind resources they offer.
One of the advantages of being a part of the CHC is being able to attend conferences around the state and traveling. One of the last conferences they attended was the Northwest Council on Family Relations Conference where the members of the CHC learned a lot about community health and have tried to bring some of that back here to WOU.
If you want to see more about what the Community Health Club is all about join the meetings every Monday at 5pm, Hamersley Library Room 107.
By Kevin Gutierrez