Health Promotion and Prevention

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Through education and prevention initiatives, we provide resources related to alcohol and drugs, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress management among others. We utilize a public health approach focusing on the impact of the environment on healthy communities and work collaboratively with undergraduates, graduate students, and student groups.

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About Health Promotion and Prevention

The Department of Health Promotion and Prevention utilizes a public health approach with a focus on the impact of the environment on healthy communities. Through a continuum of education and prevention efforts, we provide programs and resources related to alcohol and drugs, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress management among others. We support early intervention, access to services and promoting a culture of recovery and healthy life choices for all .  Read more.

https://students.tufts.edu/health-and-wellness/health-promotion/about-health-promotion-and-prevention

Contact Health Promotion and Prevention Staff

Location 

 

Lower Level Health Service
124 Professor Row
Medford, MA 02155
617-627-3351

Office Hours

 

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Staff

 

 

Ian L. Wong, MSPH (He, His, Him)

Director, Department of Health Promotion and Prevention, Faculty Fellow Social Emotional Learning and Civic Engagement, Affiliate Faculty Community Health Program

Education: University of California, San Diego; University of Massachusetts, Amherst,  Master of Science in Public Health 

Areas of Interest: Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention, Evaluation, Research, Community Health, Mindfulness, Social Emotional Learning and Emotional Intelligence

Ian's Linkedin

Contact: 617-627-5495; Ian.Wong@tufts.edu

Appointments: 617-627-3351

Schedule an Appointment on-line: 30 minutes  or 60 minutes

Zoom Office Hours: Wed and Thur  2:00pm to 4:00pm

Cecile Fagan 

Administrative Assistant
Contact: 617-627-3351; Cecile.Fagan@tufts.edu

Zoe Willig

 

Undergraduate Intern
Sleep Project
Architecture Studies, Class 2022
 

Alyssa Quinlan

Undergraduate Intern
Health Communications
Biology, Class 2022

Make an Appointment

 

Schedule a meeting with Ian Wong. The meeting is opportunity for you to discuss academic work (including senior thesis), internships, Public Health (workplace or graduate school) or other health topics. To schedule a meeting, contact Cecile Fagan at 617-627-3351. She will reserve a one hour time with Health Promotion and Prevention staff. Please arrive on time to your scheduled meeting.

Substance Recovery, Awareness and Prevention

Recovery resources at Tufts.  We understand the unique challenges that students in recovery face in the college environment. Tufts is committed to helping students in recovery through a network of supports and resources throughout campus and in the local community. We strive to create a nurturing and supportive environment where students in recovery are empowered to achieve, personal, academic, and professional goal

 

New England Collegiate Recovery NetworkThe New England Collegiate Recovery Collaborative is a group of higher education professions supporting each other to advance recovery on our campuses. The Collaborative formed in the summer of 2016 and has continued to meet.

 

Tufts Health Promotion and Prevention mindfulness initiative to help reduce the stress in students’ lives.

The initiative was organized in partnership with Counseling and Mental Health Services, the University Chaplaincy, the Office of Residential Life and Learning and Cambridge Health Alliance. Read the Director of Health Promotion and Prevention Ian Wong's interview with The Tufts Daily on campus efforts to lower students' stress.

Health Promotion and Prevention offers resources for students in substance abuse recovery

Many students entering college experience a degree of excitement, anxiety and uncertainty. For students recovering from substance abuse, however, there is an added concern regarding how to sustain their recovery on a college campus.  Read the Director of Health Promotion and Prevention Ian Wong's interview with The Tufts Daily on campus efforts to support students in substance abuse recovery.

Give It A Try

"Give It A Try" is Health Promotion and Prevention's Social Norms Campaign to encourage students to take control of their health.