Programs and Events conducted in collaboration with diverse partners.
- 50+ Major GCHIPS Events.
- 5,000+ GCHIPS Event participants
- Monthly meeting/ Networking
- 200+ Regional Events Promoted.
- 1000+ Hours of CEU’s for regional events.
- 10,000+ Regional Event Participants.
- HAZE: A Documentary about Alcohol Toxicity
Every year young adults across the nation die as a result of binge drinking and 100,000 become victims of sexual assault. Binge drinking also results in injuries to 700,000 people annually. The screening of “HAZE”, examines the effects of binge drinking, alcohol toxicity, alcohol-laden hazing rituals and rapid fire drinking games—all common in a campus environment.
- FBI: Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict.
In an effort to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, the FBI and DEA released “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict,” a documentary film aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction.
- Mental Health First Aid
Community members participated in the Mental Health First Aid program, which is a free two-day certification course that increases mental health literacy. The program provides an overview of mental health disorders, interventions and treatments. This course is designed to give laypersons the tools to recognize and respond to psychiatric emergencies until professional help arrives. Participants learned about risk factors and warning signs of depression, anxiety, trauma, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse and self-injury.
- The Oral Health & Systemic Disease Connection
Speakers: Robert Stark, MD Cardiologist; Linda Conti RDH BS, & Jeannie Schnakenberg RDH BS, dental hygienists
This presentation examined the relationship between oral inflammation, gum disease and systemic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and breast cancer. Evidence shows that treating inflammation of gums may help prevent or manage certain illnesses. This event also included valuable information on good preventive oral healthcare and hygiene.
- Beyond Kale: Getting to Know the Other Superfoods
Presenter: Jenna Hourani, RDN
A lecture on what makes a “superfood” so super and the foods needed to boost energy levels and the immune system. The presenter discussed the benefits of these nutritional powerhouses, which are located in different food groups, how to incorporate them into your daily life and methods of preparation with simple recipes.
- How Sweet it is: Managing my Diabetes
Presenter: Nancy Ryan, RD, Diabetes Management and Education Specialist
This lecture provided the tools to manage diabetes and promoted healthy lifestyles. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, another 84 million are at risk for developing the disease. Diabetes increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, lower limb amputation, blindness and kidney failure. These health consequences can be prevented by following a healthy diet, exercising, taking prescribed medications (if needed) and monitoring your numbers for blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol.