Appalachian State University Pledges as a Healthy Campus Partner
Joins Growing List of Institutions and Organizations Working to Improve the Health of Campus Communities
Appalachian State University took the American College Health Association’s Healthy Campus Pledge and is now considered a Healthy Campus 2020 Partner. This pledge demonstrates a campus’ commitment toward achieving the Healthy Campus 2020 goals and objectives. Appalachian State University has joined a growing group of diverse, motivated institutions and organizations working every day to move campuses across our nation toward better health. This list includes neighboring in-state institutions, North Carolina State University and Wake Forest University, as well as many more from around the country.
Healthy Campus 2020 is the companion framework to Healthy People 2020, the federal government’s health promotion and disease prevention initiative for achieving better health across the United States. Healthy Campus 2020 provides a framework for improving the overall health status on campuses nationwide. Strategies extend beyond traditional interventions of education, diagnosis, treatment, and health care at clinical levels and involve embedding health into all aspects of campus culture, across the administration, operations and academics.
While no two Healthy Campus initiatives are exactly alike, most include a network of people working toward a common vision, priority health and wellness needs of your community, a plan with clearly defined strategies and action steps, community- and individual-focused interventions, and tracking progress. For more information about Healthy Campus 2020, please visit www.acha.org/healthycampus.
Becoming a Healthy Campus Partner reflects Appalachian State University’s commitment to health and well-being while joining the national movement to create healthier campuses. Appalachian State University has undertaken a number of initiatives to promote the health and well-being of students, to include the development of a Student Well-being Improvement Team (SWIT). This cross campus collaborative serves the campus community by providing leadership and guidance for the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic health and wellness initiatives. For more information related to Appalachian State University’s ongoing
health and wellness initiatives please visit wellness.appstate.edu.