Healthy Cards

Healthy Cards was founded on the belief that students can be highly effective in educating their peers and influencing their attitudes and beliefs, especially about health-related issues.


Current Peer Health Educators


Amber Maredia
Chloe Smith

Amber M. 

Amber is a Senior Mirabeau Scholar majoring in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish. Amber plans to attend medical school after graduation.

Chloe S.

Chloe is a Senior Mirabeau Scholar majoring in Speech & Hearing Sciences. She plans to attend graduate school here at Lamar University to become a Speech Language Pathologist.

What do Peer Health Educators do? Peer Health Educators, also known as HealthyCards or PHE's, develop and present educational programs to the campus community on a variety of topics. 

What topics are covered by PHEs?

  • alcohol awareness
  • substance abuse
  • sexual health and safety
  • nutrition
  • exercise
  • stress reduction
  • and many more!

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current full-time LU or LIT student enrolled in classes
  • Maintain a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA for each semester of participation
  • Possesses strong verbal skills and interest in educating peers
  • Able to work with individuals and groups in a leadership capacity
  • Ability to openly discuss health related sensitive issues in a non-judgmental way
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Canva, and other computer programs necessary to create Health Education programs


The position of a Healthy Card Peer Health Educator lasts for 2 - 3 semesters with the first semester starting in the spring and final semester in the fall. Students may have the option of working during the summer semester.

Duties & Responsibilities

Attend and actively participate in training sessions, including:

  • Complete 12-hour Certified Peer Education training with a certifying exam score of 80%
  • Weekly training at the Student Health Center led by the Health Educator, Courtney Jackson, MPH

Develop and implement Healthy Cards programming on campus to raise awareness and promote discussion, including:

  • Promoting Healthy Cards throughout campus
  • Establishing relationships with other student organizations on campus to provide programming and presentations
  • Deliver Healthy Cards presentations to students groups

LU Health Ed

Courtney Jackson, MPH
Assistant Director of Health Education
(409) 880-7865
Email Health Ed

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