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Outreach Services


In addition to one-on-one services, there are many other ways enrolled students and other UF affiliates can interact with GatorWell. Request a health educator to present on a health topic for a student organization, class or other student event. Invite us to do health promotion outreach tabling at student event. Bulk condoms? Media Interviews? Explore the options below to learn more about them and submit a request!

*Note: All presentation and workshop requests should be submitted at least two (2) weeks in advance of your desired program date.

Alcohol 101

This presentation is an introduction to alcohol. What happens to your body when you drink alcohol? What does it mean to “Drink Responsibly” anyway? When do you know you’re addicted to alcohol? What does alcohol poisoning look like? Students will learn:

  • Basic physiological and biological effects of alcohol use
  • Responsible drinking behaviors, such as standard drink sizes and BAC levels
  • How to spot alcohol poisoning and how to intervene
  • The red flag behaviors of Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Risk reduction strategies surrounding alcohol consumption


Sex, Drugs, and Dead Celebrities

During this presentation students will:

  • Participate in a substance abuse quiz to assess knowledge.
  • Learn about the health hazards associated with various drugs
  • Examine the risk factors related to addiction
  • Identify campus resources


Health Issues in Tobacco Use

During this presentation students will:

  • Participate in a tobacco quiz to assess knowledge
  • Learn about the hazards associated with tobacco
  • Discuss the link between product advertising and tobacco usage
  • Identify smoking cessation strategies


The What, Why, and How of Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol poisoning is a dangerous and potentially deadly consequence of drinking too much alcohol. This presentation, students will learn:

  • How to better interpret intoxication and BAC levels
  • Alcohol poisoning symptoms
  • Reasons behind alcohol poisoning
  • What to do as a sober bystander 
  • Ways to prevent alcohol poisoning from occurring


Party Smarter

This presentation discusses how alcohol plays a role in parties and tailgating. Ideal for fall semester programming, students will learn:

  • Local laws and UF policies surrounding tailgating and off-campus parties
  • Risk reduction and harm prevention strategies as a party host and guest


Healthy Decision Making

This presentation is an overview of a variety of health issues students often face during college, describes health related resources available to students on campus and discusses how to integrate healthy choices into their everyday life.

  • Explore and discuss aspects of health and wellness relevant to the college student experience: nutrition, time management, stress reduction, sleep, alcohol, sexual health, etc.
  • Identify various health resources on campus available to students
  • Discuss healthy decision making in college


College Nutrition Survival

This presentation offers a comprehensive overview of basic nutrition andimpacts on academic performance, principles of a healthy diet and how to navigate the challenges of eating a healthy and balanced diet during college! Following this presentation, students will be able to:

  • Describe a balanced diet and impact on academic performance
  • Learn to conduct a diet self-assessment 
  • Challenge common nutrition myths and answer FAQs 
  • Provide tips for quick & easy cooking, eating out, budgeting, and/or balancing nutrition


Healthy Eating on a College Budget

This presentation will dig deeper into the difficulties of eating healthy on a college budget, providing tips and strategies for maintaining a balanced and affordable diet. Following this presentation, students will be able to:

  • Describe a balanced diet and impact on academic performance
  • Discuss prioritizing healthy eating
  • Learn how to  eat well on a college budget
  • Learn tips to stay motivated


Contraception 101

This presentation provides a general overview of current contraceptive methods available and how they prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Following this presentation, students will be able to:

  • Compare current contraceptive options
  • Identify factors to consider when choosing a contraceptive method
  • Demonstrate correct condom use
  • Learn ways to talk with a partner about using contraception


Let's Talk About Sex (Sexual Responsibility & Self-Awareness)

If you’re looking for a presentation that provides a general overview of some sexual health highlights, then this is the presentation for you!  Students also get the chance to explore what their sexual values are and how to effectively express them. Following this presentation, students will be able to:

  • Identify how culture  contributes to ideals and values around sex and sexuality
  • Identify their sexual values
  • Strengthen their sexual self-confidence
  • Explore their sexual identity & freedoms
  • Learn to communicate these ideas to a partner


Sex, Lies, and Chocolate

Description: This is one of our most popular presentations! Our "Sexpert" will provide the answers to most frequently asked questions regarding sexual health. Participants receive a chocolate treat for every question they ask or help the "Sexpert" answer. < Chocolate treats are provided by the presentation requestor.

  • Provide an opportunity for students to have their sexual health questions answered in a fun, relaxed, and non-threatening environment
  • Clarify myths and gender stereotypes regarding sexual topics
  • Identify campus resources available to meet the sexual health needs


Sexually Transmitted Infections 101

This presentation provides a general overview of a variety of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including prevention, signs & symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

  • Learn about the most common STIs affecting college students
  • Identify risk reduction strategies
  • Provide tips for talking with partner(s) about safer sex


STRIVE Peer Education Presentations

Interpersonal violence includes (but is not limited to) sexual assault, rape, relationship violence/abuse, harassment. The focus of these presentations is to educate, inspire, and empower UF students to actively participate in creating a campus community that is free from interpersonal violence. These presentations are provided by STRIVE peer educators.



Interpersonal Violence on Campus: An Overview

This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of interpersonal violence on college campuses and teach students how to recognize and prevent such violence. Following this 50 minute presentation provided by STRIVE peer educators, students will be able to:

  • Define interpersonal violence
  • Provide prevalence rates on college campuses
  • Describe and dispel common sexual assault myths
  • Identify reasons interpersonal violence, and specifically sexual violence, is prevalent
  • Define consent and understand when consent can and cannot be given
  • Discover ways to prevent sexual assault
  • Identify how to help a loved one who is affected by interpersonal violence


Be a Game Changer: UF’s Sexual Violence Bystander Intervention Training

 Learn how to be an active bystander on campus and in your everyday life! The 90 minute presentation covers:

  • students’ responsibility to intervene to prevent sexual violence
  • understanding barriers to acting and how to overcome them
  • recognizing opportunities along the continuum of sexual violence to intervene
  • learning what can be done and how to do it safely
  • committing to intervene to prevent sexual violence


Yes, No, Maybe? Making Sense of Consent

A one word definition of consent? Yes. While everyone's 'yes' does not always look or sound the same, there are common threads. This inclusive, interactive, and engaging 60 minute presentation helps students to understand what is, and what is not, consent. During this presentation, students will:

  • Learn the role of consent in sexual assault.
  • Learn the verbal and non-verbal cues of consent and non-consent.
  • Learn when consent can and cannot be given.
  • Learn how to say, ask for, and/or accept yes, no, or maybe.
  • Dispel gender role stereotypes as they relate to, and affect issues of, consent and sexual interactions.
  • Discover how communication about sex can foster a healthy relationship.


Changing Rape Culture

In our Be a Game Changer Bystander Intervention Training we tell you that there are lots of opportunities to intervene, especially with behaviors on the less-recognized portion of the sexual violence spectrum. But what if you have trouble identifying these actions? After all, we were all born into a rape culture, so seeing it is just as difficult as a fish trying to learn about water – we don’t know anything else! Our 50 minute Changing Rape Culture presentation has lots of examples, including some that intersect with other types of oppression. After attending Changing Rape Culture, you will have an increased ability to identify and thus change behaviors that contribute to sexual assault. 

By the end of this presentation, students will be able to

  • Define rape culture
  • Articulate how it is perpetuated
  • Identify examples
  • Identify changes they can make to counter rape culture


Escalation Workshop

The One Love Foundation’s powerful, emotionally-engaging 90-minute film-based workshop educates about relationship violence and empowers students to recognize and intervene to help others. Escalation illuminates the warning signs of an unhealthy and potentially dangerous relationship. It makes relationship abuse personal, causing participants to ask “What can I do to change this?” By the end of the facilitated discussion, students will be able to:

  • Recognize warning signs of relationship abuse
  • Understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors
  • Articulate ways to safely intervene to help a friend


Love Shouldn’t Hurt: UF’s Intimate Partner Violence Interventions for Active Bystanders

This training is about culture change! One in three college students, regardless of gender, will be involved in violence dating relationship while in college, yet over half of college students admit they have trouble identifying dating abuse. Can a little effort by a lot of people make the difference? We say YES! The 90-minute presentation covers:

  • Students’ responsibility to intervene to prevent intimate partner violence
  • Understanding barriers to acting and how to circumvent them
  • Recognizing early warning signs of potential partner violence
  • Learning what can be done and how to do it safely
  • Committing to intervene to prevent partner violence


Stalking Bystander Intervention

With a culture connected by social media, predictable schedules, and limited space on campus, college students are easy targets for stalking and cyberstalking, and rates are higher among college students than in the general population. What do you do when you witness stalking? Would you recognize it? Could you help a fellow Gator? STRIVE can show you how in this 60 minute presentation. It covers:

  • Students’ responsibility to intervene to prevent stalking
  • Understanding barriers to acting and how to circumvent them
  • Recognizing warning signs of stalking and cyberstalking
  • Learning what can be done and how to do it safely
  • Committing to intervene to prevent stalking


Sleeping in the Swamp

Many UF students report that it is challenging to get enough sleep, and less than half of students report feeling rested four or more days a week. This presentation focuses on sleep strategies that can help students improve the quantity and quality of their sleep, leading to positive impacts on their health and academics.  During this presentation, students will:

  • Identify barriers to sleep.
  • Examine the benefits of sleep in relationship to academic and personal success.
  • Explore sleep hygiene strategies that help improve sleep.
  • Create a plan for improving sleep.

The minimum length of time for this presentation is 30 minutes.  This presentation can also be combined with the Relax and Unwind presentation.  The minimum length of time for these presentations combined is 60 mins.



Sleep.Dream.Thrive.

Sleep is imperative for physical and mental health as well as student academic success.  However, according to recent GatorWell survey results, 65.7% of UF students are feeling rested upon awakening from sleep 4 days or less each week

This presentation is a programmatic component of GatorWell’s Sleep.Dream.Thrive Campaign for students living on campus.  The goal of this campaign is to increase the quantity and quality of sleep that UF students get on a nightly basis.  During this presentation, students will:

  1. Increase their awareness of the benefits of a good night’s sleep to their health and academic success.
  2. Discuss sleep hygiene strategies to help improve their quantity, consistencey, and quality of sleep.
  3. Create a plan for improving sleep.

This presentation is for residence hall and comes with Sleep.Dream.Thrive. campaign materials.  Resident Advisors, Graduate Hall Directors, Area Coordinators, and IRHA representatives can request this presentation.   The minimum length of time for this presentation is 60 minutes.  



Manage Your Time, Maximize Your Potential

Many college students have very busy schedules, so being able to organize and manage time is essential to success. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn and practice strategies to:

  • Identify important tasks and prioritize them
  • Organize schedules and tasks
  • Overcome procrastination

The minimum length of time for this presentation is 45 minutes.



Relax and Unwind

This presentation focuses on relaxation strategies that can help students manage their stress for a positive impact on their overall wellness. During this presentation, student will:

  • Identify personal stressors 
  • Examine the benefits of relaxation in relation to academic and personal success
  • Explore relaxation techniques you can do on your own
  • Practice breathing techniques, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided imagery
  • Create a stress management plan

The minimum length of time for this presentation is 45 minutes. This presentation can also be combined with the Sleeping in the Swamp presentation.  The minimum length of time for these presentations combined is 60 mins.



Stress Management 101

Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction, however, a build-up of stress can lead to negative physical, psychological, social, and academic impacts. This presentation provides an opportunity for students to explore the things that cause them stress, think about how their body and mind reacts to stress, and get introduced to a wide variety of stress management strategies. During this presentation, students will:

  • Identify personal stressors
  • Identify personal signs of stress
  • Learn strategies for managing stress

The minimum length of time for this presentation is 45 minutes.



Stress Reduction before Finals

With assignment deadlines, final exams, and everything else that has to be wrapped-up, the end of the semester can be very stressful. Feeling overwhelmed by all that you have to do during the end of the semester can lead to decreased productivity and may impact your academic success. During this presentation, student will:

  • Identify personal stressors
  • Explore skills to reduce stress before, during, and after the exam
  • Experience stress reduction techniques that you can do any time, anywhere, and any place

The minimum length of time for this presentation is 45 minutes.



Outreach Tabling

GatorWell is excited to provide health and wellness outreach tabling specific to any health topic we cover, or to market GatorWell services in general, at any University of Florida event. To ensure availability, we recommend requests be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance of your desired program date. Submit a request using the request button below!


Outreach Tabling Request

Collaborate with GatorWell

Thinking of planning an event related to improving the health of UF students? GatorWell is excited to collaborate with student organizations and other UF affiliates to bring credible health education to UF students! Our health educators are well trained in program development and event planning related to college health and in support of academic success. By collaborating with GatorWell , you will boost the credibility of your event with the expertise, skills and health-related activities our health educators will provide. 

Choose from one of the following health topics to contact the appropriate health educator for collaboration:

NOTE: GatorWell does not provide health-related behavior tools in bulk unless GatorWell is directly involved with the UF affiliated event and providing health education to UF students. There are many ways to get GatorWell involved in your next event:

Media Interviews

GatorWell prides itself in being a credible health resource for student and non-student journalists. If you are a journalism student who wishes to speak to a GatorWell staff member, use the request button below to fill out the interview request form. Once submitted, your request will be assigned and you will be contacted by the health educator. We recommend that interviews be scheduled at least 2 or more days before story the is due. If you are a non-student journalists, you do not need to fill out the form. Please call the GatorWell main office at (352) 273-4450 to make arrangements to speak with a health educator.

An appointment will be scheduled with the appropriate health educator who will be happy to answer your questions. Our topic areas include: Alcohol and Other Drugs, Body Image and Eating Concerns, General Wellness, Healthy Eating (nutrition) and Active Living, Interpersonal Violence (including sexual assault), Sexual Health, Sleep, Stress Reduction and Relaxation, Time management and Tobacco. Other topics are addressed and assigned on a case by case basis. 

Tips for Student Journalists:

  • Use the request button below to fill out a form explaining what the story is about,  the topic of the article, and/or a link(s) to any pertinent information. This information is essential so that you will be scheduled with the appropriate health educator.
  • When filling out the interview request form, include the interview questions you intend to ask so that the health educator is prepared with the most pertinent information.  
  • Please call in advance if you need to cancel the appointment.
  • Due to limited health educator availability, we may not be able to schedule the interview for the same day.
  • Due to limited health educator availability, missed appointments can only be re-scheduled once.

Media Request

Bulk Condom Request

If you or your organization would like to request a bulk order of condoms, please complete our request form using the request button below. Once completed, you should receive a confirmation notice. If everything is in order, your request should be filled within five (5) business days and ready for pick up at our main office location in Suite 1100 of the Reitz Union. (655 Reitz Union Dr. | Level 1 | Suite 1100)

NOTE: 

Excluding condoms, GatorWell does not provide  health-related promotional items in bulk unless GatorWell is directly involved with the UF affiliated event and providing health education to UF students. There are many ways to get GatorWell involved in your next event:


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