Goal 1: Well-being Strategic Plan

Integrate and align well-being programs and services to better pool our resources, share our expertise, and provide improved and coordinated care.

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  • 1.1 Health and Well-being Unit

    Health and Well-being Unit - Create a new Health and Well-being unit, which will bring together Recreation and Wellness, Student Health and CAPS. Integrating our expertise and aligning our resources creates opportunities to reach a broader audience.

    Complete – The Health and Well-being unit has been officially created and as of October 1st, 2017 Tom Roberts is now the Associate Vice President of Health and Well-being and leader of this unit. The Health and Well-being unit brings together University Recreation, Health Promotion, Student Health, and CAPS all under one administration and soon to be under one roof in the new Well-being Center.

  • 1.2 Integrated Wellness Facility

    Design a comprehensive and integrated wellness facility that will include all campus health care in one location, providing easy access for students and designed to be a collaborative high-impact environment to support student learning, student well-being, and student success. Programs to consider in a comprehensive facility with all campus health care providers include Student Health Center, Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Promotions, Wellness, Dietician, Disabilities Services, and the new Center for Sexual Assault Prevention.

    Progress – 100% design and development plans and documents expected in January 2019. Some enabling work started in fall 2018 with ground breaking expected in March 2019. Fundraising is currently at $12.5 million with additional gifts anticipated.

  • 1.3 Well-Being Committee

    Well-Being Committee – Create a formal well-being committee structure. The collaborative care model has been adopted and embraced by Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Health Center, and Recreation and Wellness. Create a committee to provide a structured format for the leaders of these departments to meet on a regular basis to discuss health and wellness topics and develop strategies to better collaborate and enhance on-campus health care services.

    Progress - Associate VP Health and Well-being (Chair), Director Counseling and Psychological Services, and Medical Director Student Health Center has established the Health and Well-being Advisory Board and been meeting for the past year. Other campus health care committees will be under the umbrella of the Health and Well-Being Advisory Board. Assist Director of Recreation and Wellness has established the employee focused Wellness Champions and meeting on a regular basis. Manager of Health Education and Wellness has plans to establish a Wellness Committee that will primarily focus on student well-being. An inventory of all committees has been completed and needs to be re-organized to avoid overlap.