Health Promotion and Prevention Services

HPPS advocates for the conditions necessary for the wellbeing of the Princeton community and all its members. Our values are central to how we do our work. We accomplish this through applying socioecological1 and justice perspectives2 to these four strategies:

  • Health promotion process and content expertise and consultation
  • Building community capacity through strategic partnerships
  • Training and skills-building
  • Assessment, research, and communications

Our initiatives for our campus community include:

  • BASICS: A confidential, individual conversation with a health educator about alcohol -- for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Consultation with campus partners: Contact us around planning, implementing and evaluating health and wellbeing projects across topic areas
  • Health behavior research: Learn about our research regarding undergraduate and graduate student behaviors and attitudes towards health
  • Health information and resources: Educate yourself on health topics including, alcohol use, sexual and reproductive health, physical fitness, and more
  • Task forces or committees3: Leading efforts to further health and wellbeing among campus community members
  • Peer Health Advisers (PHAs): Students trained in providing peer support through education and referrals -- for undergraduate students
  • TigerWell: Learn about Princeton’s new initiative, supported by the Elcan Family Fund for Wellness Innovation, which promotes and coordinates a proactive approach to health and wellbeing across campus
  • UMatter: a communications campaign in collaboration with CPS, SHARE, and student fellows to provide tools to care for yourself and others

1McLeroy, K. R., Steckler, A. and Bibeau, D. (Eds.) (1988). The social ecology of health promotion interventions. Health Education Quarterly, 15(4):351-377.
2Prilleltensky, I. (2012). Wellness as Fairness. American Journal of Community Psychology, 49(1-2), 1-21. DOI: 10.1007/s10464-011-9448-8.
3Healthier Princeton Advisory Board (HPAB)

Hours & Contact

McCosh Health Center, Garden Level
Phone: 
609-258-4842
Hours: 
Monday - Friday: 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.