Healthy Campus Framework: Community
A Healthy Campus Community demonstrates an embedded culture of well-being and recognizes health and well-being is vital to the success of students on college campuses. It sets the groundwork for a systemic, structural, and organizational approach to achieving social change for complex health problems.
A Healthy Campus Community specifically works to establish the mechanism to change the culture of health through the establishment or identification of a Central Organization or group to lead these efforts.
The primary outcome of this phase will be to begin to shift from the individual health of students to a campus environment where health and well-being is embedded across campus and community policies, cultures, and organizations. At this level, institutions should be asking who is leading us to address health issues on campus to support student success.
The Central Organization functions to guide vision and strategy, support aligned activities, establish shared measurement practices, cultivates community organization and engagement, advances policy, and mobilizes resources.