The focus of CHEW is two-fold: supporting individual students in their goals for healthy behavior change while cultivating a healthy environment in which individuals will be more likely to be successful.

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. Please send an email to or leave a voicemail at 410-516-8396. Your message will be returned within approximately 1 hour.
  • CHEW will offer 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. CHEW is a non-confidential resource, but you do not have to disclose your name.
  • 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’s vision is to create and sustain a learning environment where healthy behaviors are an integral component to academic and individual success. CHEW proactively responds to the needs of a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population, with an emphasis on prevention, risk reduction, and overall wellness practices.

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.