The Center for Health Education and Well-Being cultivates and supports holistic wellbeing for individuals, relationships, groups, and the JHU community at-large. As a result of programs, services, educational campaigns, leadership and engagement opportunities, students and learners will create positive habits and behaviors which will have a beneficial impact on academic success, personal development and long-term health and well-being.

A message for students from Center for Health Education and Wellness (CHEW):

  • The CHEW office is operating with usual business hours (8:30-5:00 PM, Monday-Friday) through phone and virtual meetings. To schedule a meeting, please send an email to jhuchew@jhu.edu or connect with a staff member on the staff page.
  • We invite you to attend our daily zoom office hours during the week to ask questions, gather resources, schedule additional appointments. All times are eastern standard time. If you need additional meeting options, please reach out to use via email at jhuchew@jhu.edu. Click the link and it will take you to the zoom room where a staff member will be with you shortly.
  • CHEW will offer individual telephone or Zoom (video) appointments to include health and well-being consultations. A CHEW staff member will set up the Zoom meeting and share the link with you, if that is the preferred option.
  • If you have experienced a situation of intimate partner violence or sexual misconduct or have questions about a related situation, please call the office number at at 410-516-8396 and be sure to leave a phone number where you can reached. Discretion will be used when returning your call. If you are currently unsafe or need immediate attention, please call 911 or campus security at 410-516-4600. The Confidential JHU Sexual Assault Helpline can also be called at 410-516-8700 24/7 even during COVID-19 adjusted operations.
  • Staff in CHEW are available to consult on virtual programs and services aligned with JHU Wellness as we are committed to adhering to university and CDC recommendations for social distancing.
  • CHEW Staff are working diligently on adapting the Bystander Intervention Program to an online format and will reach out to students who have registered for sessions during the adjusted operation period.

You can also find resources and updated information on the university’s operations and response on our Hub COVID-19 Information Page.

CHEW is one component of multiple resources for health and well-being education. We are dedicated to making the most of teachable moments to influence student health practices. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Customizable programs
  • Wellness coaching
  • Discounted condoms
  • Free 5-7 minute seated back-rubs at sponsored campus events

The CHEW CREW, consisting of trained students, conducts a variety of programs that support and affirm student health and wellness through the delivery of fun and interactive programming. During the academic year, CHEW staff and its CREW of peer health educators can be found on campus providing information on various college health issues.

Confidentiality Statement

Information shared with CHEW staff and student leaders is kept private between the student and the facilitator. However, if the student indicates that they may harm themselves or others, or talks about an event reportable to The Clery Act, information may be disclosed as appropriate.