MISSION

The mission of the honorary is promotion of the discipline by elevating the standards, ideals, competence and ethics of professionally prepared men and women in Health Education.

Research

The Alpha Lambda Chapter at the University of Florida (UF) worked on the Personal Safety On Campus project that aimed to explore students’ perceptions of their safety while on campus during the 2012-2013 academic year. Preliminary research narrowed the campaign focus and brought attention to a possible need on campus. As part of the formative research, a cross-sectional survey design served as the primary needs assessment, and was developed, administered, and gathered by chapter members (the researchers). Analysis of the initial data facilitated the need to collect more qualitative data to further explore students’ specific concerns regarding their safety on campus, as well as determine which safety measures (currently available to students) are utilized.
[caption id="attachment_156" align="alignright" width="211"]Instructor Julie Merten with senior Adrienne Williams Instructor Julie Merten with senior Adrienne Williams[/caption] The majority of UNF students report that they rarely or never text while driving, don’t smoke, have never used marijuana, rarely or never binge-drink, are eating their fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise. Our students are the picture of health. At least that’s what some of the preliminary results from a recent campus-wide student-health survey seem to indicate.

Eta Sigma Gamma members selected two topics in conjunction with National Public Health Week and a third topic in conjunction with Michigan Gift of Life. After completing their research, students developed professional posters that were presented at a university-wide research event to report their findings....

This annual event is co-sponsored with the Health Education Department and features the first year doctoral students' major research projects. In addition a Russell Scholar addresses the group. This year's scholar was Kelly McCormack-Brown....

A graduate student member organized a series of workshops on the research process resulting in a survey to assess family history in relation to chronic disease....