I am Chelsea Holcombe, the Health Educator for Valdosta State University. The Office of Health Promotions is a new office on campus that opened January 16, 2007. Our goal is to provide students with educational information on health and wellness issues so that they can make informed and healthy lifestyle decisions. The mentality of the office is a realistic approach. It is understood that some students do engage in unhealthy life choices. I am not here to advocate these choices but to ensure that the students know the realities of their choices. The primary focus is to reach the student organizations, groups, and residence halls on campus by providing presentations on various health related topics, as well as provide individual consults for students. The issues that the office focuses on are: Body Image, HIV/AIDS, Eating Disorders, STDs, Sexual Assault Prevention, Stress Management, Sexual Health, & Healthy Eating Habits. I welcome the opportunity to speak to you and answer any questions that you may have or to plan a presentation for your organization.

 Chelsea Holcombe