Health and Wellness Center

Health Services

The Health Services Office provides quality programs utilizing a holistic approach that focuses on healthy lifestyle choices as a means of disease prevention. This is achieved through education, training and collaboration with community based health service providers. Health Services is also the office responsible for immunization compliance, and together with the Office of Public Safety, is often the primary response unit for on-campus medical emergencies.

Programming is offered on topics such as diabetes and obesity prevention, nutrition and healthy eating, safe sex, cardiovascular health, hypertension, smoking cessation, and other topics tailored to individual needs.

Nurse Peña & Nurse Vasquez
Nurse Pena:   alpena@hostos.cuny.edu
Nurse Vasquez: mavasquez@hostos.cuny.edu
718-518-6542
A-334-C
Mon-Fri 9-5pm

Wellness

The mission of the Wellness Office is to educate and empower the Hostos student body with respect to the growing field of wellness. We define “wellness” as a harmonious state resulting from the delicate balance of physical, emotional, spiritual, social, sexual, intellectual and environmental/occupational health. Our emphasis is on accentuating and promoting positive lifestyle choices as a way of preventing illness and disease.

By encouraging student input and participation, the office nurtures the creation of an enthusiastic and inquisitive atmosphere through which various health/wellness topics are explored. The Wellness Office integrates its programming with various academic and service units within Hostos, such as the Health Services Office, Counseling Center, Student Activities and Athletics for maximum benefit.

Jessica Lappe, MS ATC/L, PES
Wellness Specialist
C-375
718-518-4483
jlappe@hostos.cuny.edu
Mon-Fri 9-5pm

Fabián Wander, LMSW
Director of the Health and Wellness Center
C-330
718-518-6567
fwander@hostos.cuny.edu

DOVE

DoVE (Domestic Violence Empowerment Program) is committed to promoting and enhancing healthy life styles, healthy relationships, emotional, and spiritual wellness of our students. Throughout the year an assortment of services, activities, and resources are offered to impact their wellness and the wellness of Hostos Community College.  These services also include assisting student victims and survivors of domestic violence in connecting to the appropriate community resources. 

Alida Camacho- Director/Professor
P: 718-518-4235
acamacho@hostos.cuny.edu
C-376

Michael Williams- Programming Coordinator
P: 718-518-4318
miwilliams@hostos.cuny.edu
 C-376

EESP (Empowering Expectant Student Parents)

Our Mission is to assist expectant and parenting teens and young adults to complete their education (secondary/post-secondary), maintain healthy lifestyles, be self-sufficient, and be nurturing parents. 

The four main goals are:

  • Strengthen community systems serving expectant and parenting teens and young adults;
  • Improve the health, development, and well-being of young parents and their children;
  • Improve young parents’ self-sufficiency through educational attainment; and
  • Increase awareness of resources available to expectant and parenting teens and young adults in each community and statewide.
Ursula Sanders- Community Health Educator
P: 718-518-6559
usanders@hostos.cuny.edu
C-374

Jasmine Bermudez- Outreach & Development Resource Specialist
P: 718-518-4474
jbermudez@hostos.cuny.edu
C-374