The Health Education Outreach (HEO) mission is to provide educational programming, rapid and confidential services, and a variety of resources that will enable students at the 7 Claremont Colleges to play active roles in achieving, protecting, and sustaining health and wellness.
HEO is dedicated to helping you find the most appropriate health and wellness information and support available. We provide educational workshops and resources on subjects such as: substance use and abuse, recreational drug mixing, basic nutrition, sexual/reproductive health, physical activity, mental wellness-stress management, various disease prevention topics, dating and consent and starting this 2022-2023 academic year, will be slowly introducing an oral health component to the department to educate students on dental health and hygiene. Our department will also connect students to HIV and pregnancy testing through SHS. At our office you’ll also find free menstrual and assorted sex supplies, ear plugs and various types of lubrication – along with a collection of health and wellness periodicals, books, pamphlets, CD-ROMS, and videos.
Contact the Health Education Outreach
Phone | (909) 607-3602 Email | firstname.lastname@example.org Hours | Monday – Friday 1:00 PM. – 6:00 P.M. For private health sessions please call/email our department directly for scheduling.
HEO is proud to offer a variety of safer sex supplies to students free of charge!
Just stop on by HEO, sign in, and grab one of our pre-made bags or put together your own!
Safer Sex Supplies Available at HEO
External “Male” Condoms
Specialty Types (Latex Free, Flavored)
Internal “Female” Condoms
Other Barrier Methods
Latex Finger Condoms
Lubricants (Silicone and Aloe Based)
HIV Testing and Counseling
People who get tested and learn their HIV status can make intentional decisions about sex, drug use, and health care practices that can help prevent or manage the spread. It’s important to make routine HIV testing apart of your self-care. If you are looking for a safe space to take care of your HIV testing needs, come visit the HEO department or schedule a time with the HEO coordinator. With the assistance of SHS, students will receive rapid HIV testing and counseling.
Please note that the Student Health Services Department is now offering access to PrEP and PEP services. Please call SHS at (909) 621-8222 and schedule an appointment with a provider today.
It may not always be welcomed, but like it or not, “Aunt Flo” is here to stay. Luckily, we now live in a world with a variety of options of different brands that are available to us at our fingertips. However, wouldn’t it feel great to be able to get access to these supplies right here on campus? The HEO office is stocked with trusted period products made with 100% organic cotton and gynecologist-approved sexual health products that are free of charge to students.
Meet the Staff
Meet the Staff
Tonisha Williams, MPH-CHES She/Her/Hers Health Education Outreach Coordinator
Born and raised in the sunny side of California where I received my master’s degree in Public Health from Loma Linda University in 2019. Before working with TCCS, I worked for the County of Riverside in their Public Health Department mitigating the spread of COVID-19. I also enjoyed a few weeks in Ukraine specifically in Kiev, designing, implementing, and evaluating a few health educations programs to their citizens in their native language. I have a passion for Health Education and Promotion as well as Disease Prevention and wellness. I like to live by the saying “if you know better, you should do better” which helps drives my passion of health education. I strongly believe that sometimes the barrier between obtaining or maintaining optimal health could simply be a lack of education and thorough knowledge. In my free time, I enjoy online shopping, adding to my sneaker collection and taking weeklong cruises to a destination of my choice.
Justin Ryoo He/Him/His
Classification: Junior School Affiliation: Pomona College Something interesting about me: “I enjoy weightlifting!” Why did you become a PHE: I decided to be a PHE to learn more about the health resources available to students on campus, and then share those resources with my peers. What does “Health” mean to you: Health, to me, is an active process of managing the physical, mental, and social aspects of life.
Naeemah Haymon She/Her/Hers
Classification: Junior School Affiliation: Pomona College Something interesting about me: “My favorite show is Workaholics, or a more serious answer is that I want to become an orthodontist!” Why did you become a PHE: Working as a PHE allows me to explore my interests in Health as well as share what I learn with other college students who share the same experiences as me. What does “Health” mean to you: Health is putting yourself first. Sometimes a good night’s rest is more important than an extra hour of studying!
Ainhoa Bezerra-Gastesi Them/They/She
Classification: Sophomore School Affiliation: Pomona College Something interesting about me: “I like to run, crochet, and hike!” Why did you become a PHE: I became a PHE to help my peers understand the resources that we offer for them at the 5Cs in regard to their health and wellness. I also wanted to help educate my peers about their own health and questions they may have. What does “Health” mean to you: “Health” to me is anything that benefits you. This can be emotionally, physically, and/or mentally. Having good health is taking care of your own needs.
Mame Baffour-Awuah She/Her/Hers
Classification: Freshman School Affiliation: Pomona College Something interesting about me: “I am a diehard Law and Order fan!” Why did you become a PHE: I decided to become a PHE to promote healthy behaviors and practices 7C wide while connecting my peers to resources available to students at the Claremont Colleges. What does health mean to you: Good health means to prioritize your physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing.
Na’Rya Jackson She/Her/Hers
Classification: Freshman School Affiliation: Pomona College Something interesting about me: “I am very ambitious and have many professional career interests from wanting to become a philosopher, screen writer and a director to also wanting to be a model and a professional dancer!” Why did you become a PHE:I wanted to become thoroughly educated on different health and wellness topics so that I can in return, educate my 7C peers. What does health mean to you: Health to me means taking care of every part of your well-being surrounding mental health, physical health, social-emotional health, spiritual health, and financial health, that allows you the liberty to be the best version of yourself.
Pregnancy Testing and Counseling
Pregnancy Testing and Counseling
HEO is proud to provide all Claremont college students access to free confidential pregnancy testing and counseling services. All pregnancy testing and counseling will be completed with the assistance of the student health service department. These providers have been trained to help students determine if taking a pregnancy test is appropriate based on a simple series of questions, provide students a pregnancy test, and help them interpret the results and discuss next steps. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment instead of a walk-in, please contact HEO@claremont.edu or call SHS directly at (909) 621-8222 for more information!
Alcohol and Marijuana 101
Alcohol and Marijuana 101
Health Education Outreach provides general and confidential* one-on-one patient education (prevention and risk reduction) related to alcohol, cannabis, and other drugs. Our professional staff has been trained to use the most recent, evidence base approaches to educate our students on the affects of alcohol and drug use. We have also completed a thorough and extensive course with Alcohol 101+ which is an online program that educates college students on the dangers of binge drinking and the importance of healthy decision making. The Alcohol101+ Programs aims to:
Increase student awareness of the potential hazards of binge drinking.
Increase student intention to change drinking behaviors.
Contribute to behavior change by decreasing binge drinking.
Increase empathy and understanding that personal drinking choices impact others.
HEO’s staff maintains confidentiality in all one-on-one appointments for general questions and concerns regarding recreational substance use. At our office you will also find pamphlets and other educational material that you may find helpful regarding this topic. If this is something that interest you, please come visit our office during office hours or call the HEO department to schedule an appointment with our HEO coordinator at (909)607-3602
* Confidentiality is a priority and will always be upheld except in situations in which a) they perceive that a student is a danger to themself or their community, b) they suspect child/elder/dependent adult abuse or neglect and are mandated by the state to report to Child Protective Services, and c) they perceive a crime that must be reported to Campus Safety as required by the Clery Act.
Outreach and workshops are generally provided by request. If you are interested in collaborating with HEO on programs, presentations, outreach events, or workshops, please fill out the Program Request Form. HEO provides programming for students on the following topics:
Alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs
Note: the above list serves as a basic guideline of programs offered by HEO. Possible programs are not limited to such categories. For more information on customizing a program, please contact us at email@example.com.
Health and Wellness Literature/Zine Collection
We have a wide variety of brochures, handouts, books, and DVDs about many different health/wellness-related topics. We also have a wall of zines related to self-care, identity, the LGBT community, and more. Browse through them while you’re in the massage chair or check them out for a class or program!
One-on-One Health Education
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Come in and chat with a Peer Health Educator about all your health and wellness needs and questions. Everything from nutrition, sex(uality), alcohol and marijuana, to anxiety and roommate issues. While Peer Wellness Coaching is not a replacement for counseling with a licensed therapist, we use tools such
as motivational interviewing, the eight dimensions of health and wellness, harm reduction, and goal setting to help you figure out what’s best for you. Request an appointment with a trained PHE using our Peer Wellness Coaching request form, or reach out to our professional staff.
HEO has worked to create one of the most comprehensive lists of resources available to Claremont college students both on and off-campus. If you are a provider or student organization that would like to be added to our list, please contact HEO@claremont.edu.