4145.0 Developing a Health Enhancing Campus Ecology

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
According to research, a large proportion of students arriving on campuses around the country bring with them health issues that threaten their success in higher education and their future health and well-being. According to research, environmental factors and poor health behaviors serve as strong impediments to academic success. Therefore interventions designed to encourage health among college students have the potential to impact their success in school and their future health. Many researchers site the influential potential of higher education on the formation of personal health beliefs and behaviors in students. In many ways these students represent our nationís future. Many of whom by virtue of their education will be leaders of industry, small business owners, and leaders within local, state, and national government. What these students learn in college and the experiences that they have during their formative years in higher education will shape the people they become. This session will provide innovative examples of evidence-based approaches to developing a health focused campus ecology and leveraging campus resources to promote health on college campuses.
Session Objectives: Attendees will be able to describe innovative methods to promote a health focused campus environment. Attendees will be able to list campus professionals and resources that can be used to promote health on campus. Attendees will be able to discuss campus centered strategies to promote health.

Best practices in designing for dissemination: Development of liveWell, an online health promotion program for college students
Lynne Broderick, MPH, Sara Johnson, PhD, Carol Cummins, MEd, MLIS and Janice Prochaska, PhD
Environmental support for healthy lifestyles at an urban university: Memphis Healthy U
Marian Levy, DrPH, RD, Linda Finch, PhD, APRN, Michelle Stockton, PhD and Jacqueline DeFouw, MSN, RN

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)