Beu Health Center

Certified Peer Education

2009 Students TALK Group
2009 Students TALK Group

Certified Peer Education (CPE) is an eight-module program offered each semester. Contents of the program focus on: listening skills, confrontation skills, stress management, preparing a public presentation, role modeling and ethics, boundary setting, and referral skills. These skills are not only important for everyday life, but also particularly useful for students entering leadership roles on campus.

Upon the successful completion of the program, a certificate and letter for resume use is issued. Students wishing to use these skill advocating for healthy lifestyles are encouraged to join Students T.A.L.K. For more information about Certified Peer Education, please contact JoAnn Hairston-Jones at Beu Health Center, 298-1888 ext. 264, or email

Students T.A.L.K. (Teaching Awareness, Learning, Knowledge)

Students T.A.L.K. is a student group dedicated to advocating for healthy lifestyle choices. The group meets on a weekly basis to plan programming relating to health issues affecting their college peers. Education is also provided to members on: sexual health, alcohol and other drugs, stress management, nutrition, and other topics requested by the students.

Elective credit is available for participation. The two-credit course in Student Health Education (HE 210) is repeatable for three semesters. Certified Peer Education is a prerequisite for group membership. For more information, contact JoAnn Hairston-Jones at Beu Health Center, 298-1888 ext. 264, or email

Contact Us

Beu Health Center
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-1888
Fax: (309) 298-2188