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Contact:
Pritma "Mickey" Irizarry
Director, Wellness Center

Hughes hall, Room 105

Health Promotion & Advocacy Center 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016 United States

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Wellness Consultations

Whether you are looking for information on contraception, STI prevention, consent, or substance use or abuse, we've got you covered.

As always, if there's a topic you'd like to see covered that you don't see below, email us at hpac@american.edu. You can also schedule a meeting with any of our staff to discuss workshops, collaboration, or other services and programs by visiting our You Can Book Me page. 

Staff Led Health Promotion

The Health Promotion and Advocacy Center conducts a range of workshops and outreach activities around campus. Our staff provides programming and targeted training for various populations within the campus community. When contacting us for a workshop, please allow 2-3 weeks' notice for planning purposes. 

We have provided specialized training to Campus Life staff, the Academic Support and Access Center, faculty, various student organizations, the Conduct Council, and the AU Police Department. 

Comprehensive Sexual Violence Prevention

Sexual violence is a systemic problem. In order to address this complex, multi-causal issue, prevention education must be multi-faceted--targeting individual thoughts and beliefs, as well as broad cultural ideals and values. HPAC's year-round violence prevention programming is delivered in doses, and designed for maximum impact. 

Do you have an idea for a program you'd like to see? We'd love to hear from you!

Consults

Sometimes students feels like they want help, but they are not sure where to start. One common scenario is that students feel stressed by their workload, which impacts their sleep, which in turn impacts energy, mood, social life, and school performance.  

Where would you even start?   

Consider contacting the Health Promotion and Advocacy Center for a free 30 minute "Wellness Consult." During this time, we will assess your immediate needs, help you develop an self-care action plan, and provide referrals to specialized care on or off campus. We provide consults on the following additional topics:  

  • Self-care 
  • Sexual Health
  • Reproductive health/birth control methods 
  • Alcohol & drug use and Recovery
  • Healthy relationships 
  • Sleep

Free Sexual Health Resources

In keeping with best practice in the health promotion, we are dedicated to promoting safe, consensual, and healthy sexual behavior among those who choose to have sex. 

We maintain a collection of free sexual health resources that are available from Monday through Friday 9-5 in our office in Hughes Hall, Suite 105. Our entrance is on the exterior of Hughes Hall, facing the amphitheater.

We currently carry: 

  • A variety of regular lubricated condoms 
  • Extra large lubricated roll-on condoms 
  • Non-latex insertive condoms 
  • Water-based lubricant packets
  • Latex dental dams 

Is there something we should be carrying that you don’t see here? We want to hear about it! Email us at hpac@american.edu.