Health Education Coordinator
Office/Department: Health and Counseling Services, Student Center
Location: Cedar Apartments
Phone: (218) 755-2080
Box #: 42
Jacob (Jay) Passa
Jay Passa received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Health Education from Bemidji State University. Jay is the Health Education Coordinator for the Student Center for Health and Counseling at Bemidji State University. Jay has 20 years of experience working in college health education and health promotion as a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist.
As the Health Education Coordinator, Jay oversees the planning; implementation and evaluation of evidence based health promotion programs, strategies and policies development. Jay collaborates with key stakeholders to develop a comprehensive approach to student health and wellness. He coordinates the Personal Empowerment through Self-Awareness program for Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College, and maintains institutional compliance with the Violence Against Women Act, Campus SaVE Act, and the Drug Free Schools and Community Act.
Jay serves on several campus and community committees, supervises community health interns and field practicum students and is the advisor for two student organizations that promote healthy choices.
I’m passionate about empowering students to make healthy lifestyle choices and challenging them in a non-judgmental way to make responsible decisions.