The Lokahi Program seeks to promote the health and well being of the University of Hawaii at Manoa community by providing presentations around important college health issues. The program provides presentations for the classroom as well as residence hall settings. Because peer educators are especially effective at increasing students’ awareness of important health issues, the Lokahi Program trains peer educators to facilitate the presentations. These peer educators are comprised of graduate and undergraduate students from various field of study. Our mission is to support students by sharing knowledge and skills that help them live healthy lifestyles. The Lokahi Program is able to tailor presentations to fit the focus of your class!
- Sexual Health - Emphasizes responsible and healthy sexuality. Provides strategies for avoiding risky behaviors and basic knowledge about preventing HIV, other STD’s, and pregnancy.
- Health and Wellness - Emphasizes the importance of a healthy lifestyle for college success. Discusses stress management techniques and creating and maintaining balance in one’s life.
- Healthy Body Image - Helps students focus on personal health and well-being rather than unrealistic goals for physical appearance. Provides an overview on eating disorders, the media’s influence on body image, and tips to remain healthy.
- W.I.S.H. (Why is Smoking Harmful) Focuses on the health consequences of tobacco use and secondhand smoke. Reveals the role of the tobacco industry in promoting cigarettes. Explains the University’s tobacco policy and provides information on smoking cessation.
- P.A.R.T.Y. (Presentation on Alcohol and Other Drugs in the College Community) Presents important information about alcohol and other drug use to college students in a dynamic and interactive way. Includes information about healthy decision-making and the consequences of high-risk behaviors.
- Safe Date Provides strategies on how to engage in healthy dating relationships. Emphasizes the influence of alcohol and other drugs in risky dating situations. Provides information on sexual assault prevention.
TO SCHEDULE A PRESENTATION:
If you are interested in scheduling an outreach presentation for your class or student group, or if you have questions about the program, please contact us at 956-8060 or email@example.com. (Please give us at least two weeks notice when requesting presentations). In your presentation request email please include your name, course, location, how many individuals will be present, and contact information. We look forward to hearing from you!