Healthy Campus 2020 provides a framework for improving the overall health status on campuses nationwide. Strategies suggested in Healthy Campus 2020 extend beyond traditional interventions of education, diagnosis, treatment, and health care at clinical levels. Through the collaborative efforts of health, academic, student affairs, and administrative colleagues, institutions of higher education can foster healthy environments and behaviors.

Healthy Campus 2020 has evolved to: include national health objectives for students and faculty/staff; promote an action model using an ecological approach; and provide a toolkit for implementation based on the MAP-IT (Mobilize, Assess, Plan, Implement and Track) framework . These tools and resources will help institutions of higher education determine which objectives are relevant, achievable, and a priority on your campus.


Campus communities in which all members live long, healthy lives.


Healthy Campus 2020 will strive to:

  • Identify current and ongoing nationwide health improvement priorities in higher education;
  • Increase campus community awareness and understanding of determinants of health, disease, and disability and the opportunities for progress;
  • Provide measurable objectives and goals that can be used at institutions of higher education;
  • Engage multiple stakeholders to take actions that are driven by the best available evidence and knowledge to strengthen policies, improve practices, and empower behavior change;
  • Identify and promote relevant assessment, research, and data collection needs.

Overarching Goals:

  • Create social and physical environments that promote good health for all.
  • Support efforts to increase academic success, productivity, student and faculty/staff retention, and life-long learning.
  • Attain high-quality, longer lives free of preventable disease, disability, injury, and premature death.
  • Achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of the entire campus community.
  • Promote quality of life, healthy development, and positive health behaviors.