Implementing Healthy Campus

Looking for ways to achieve a Healthy Campus?

No two Healthy Campus initiatives are exactly alike, but the following commonalities and characteristics are important for success:

  1. Creates a comprehensive, strategic framework that unites health issues under a single umbrella and aligns with the mission and values of institutions of higher education.
  2. Requires tracking of data-driven outcomes to monitor progress and to motivate, guide, and focus action.
  3. Engages a network of multidisciplinary, multisectoral stakeholders at all levels.
  4. Guides research, program planning, and policy efforts to promote health and prevent disease.
  5. Utilizes population-level interventions, while addressing the social determinants of health.

In this section, you will find tools and strategies to help institutions of higher education reach their 2020 goals.

  • The Action Model to Achieve a Healthy Campus: provides an evidence-based approach for planning a successful public health intervention.
    • MAP-IT: A guide to mobilize partners, assess community need, create and implement a program plan, and track community progress.
    • Ecological Model: A model that can guide the implementation of interventions addressing the determinants of health.
  • Key Characteristics: characteristics associated with successful implementation of Healthy Campus initiatives