WELLNESSNETWORKAPSA Professional Development DayFebruary 9, 2012
Session Thought Progression: What is Wellness Network? What is a campus-coalition model for wellness? Who is involved in Wellness Network? What does Wellness Network do and how does it do it? How can I get involved?
Wellness Network The Wellness Network is a campus-wide coalition committed to assessing and addressing the health and wellness needs of students, faculty, and staff at The University of Texas at Austin.
Wellness Network, Cont. The Wellness Network brings together advocates for health and wellness from across UT-Austin in order to share information, strategies, and resources. Through this collaboration, we aim to shape the environment in which we learn, live, work, and play to support overall health and healthy choices. The Wellness Network works toward a campus community where the healthy choice is the easy choice.
What this has to do with the theme ofthis conference: Link between health and academic performance We are only as healthy as the environment in which we live (work, study, play, etc.) Data to support the financial implications/cost- savings of a “well” campus
Social-Ecological Model of Health Societal Community Relationship IndividualLarger societal factors (norms, Community contexts in which Proximal social relationships Characteristics of the individual policies, laws, etc.) social relationships are (peers/colleagues, partners, (biological, personal history, embedded family members) attitudinal factors ) (residence hall, department, workplace, campus, etc.) Based on graphic from Kathleen C. Basile, Ph.D., of the CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention
Community Coalition Defined “… a group of individuals representing diverse organizations, factions, or constituencies within the community who agree to work together to achieve a common goal” (Feighery & Rogers, 1990)
Campus CoalitionsCoalitions are a promising practice on campuses supported by: SPHPHE 2—Collaborative Practice Advocating a shared vision of health promotion is the responsibility of all campus community members, and developing and participating in campus and community partnerships that advance health promotion initiatives Part 10–CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education calls for “sustaining partnerships” Healthy Campus 2010/2020 calls for collaboration among campus leaders, faculty, and staff.
Coalition Tasks Coalitions work to prevent or reduce a community problem by: Analyzing the problem Gathering data and assessing needs Developing an action plan with identified solutions Implementing those solutions Reaching community-level outcomes Creating social change (Butterfoss & Kegler, 2009)
Coalition Benefits Exchange of knowledge, ideas, and strategies Become involved in new, broader issues without assuming sole responsibility Demonstrate and develop community support Maximize the power of individuals and groups through collective action Build a constituency for a given issue Change community norms and standards Minimize duplication and use resources efficiently Share costs and associated risks (Butterfoss & Kegler, 2009)
Who? University Health Services Department of Kinesiology & Health Counseling and Mental Health Center Education Division of Recreational Sports The Fitness Institute of Texas Student Government Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Division of Housing and Food Service Mechanics Office of the Dean of Students Staff Council Services for Students with Disabilities Department of Curriculum & Work Life Balance and Wellness Instruction Program through Human Resource Office of Student Financial Services Services Texas Public Health Student Office of the Vice President for Organization Student Affairs Campus Environmental Center School of Social Work University Unions Gender and Sexuality Center Students
Executive Committee Susan Hochman – Chair Manager, Health Promotion Resource Center Natalie Butler President, Student Government Laura Ebady Staff Psychologist & Outreach Coordinator, Counseling and Mental Health Center Arlin Fernandez Student Conduct Specialist, Office of the Dean of Students Jennifer Speer Associate Director, Division of Recreational Sports Claire Moore Wellness and Work-Life Balance Coordinator, Human Resource Services
What does Wellness Network doand how does it do it?Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan – 2011-2014 Vision A culture of health and wellness Mission A sustainable, campus-wide coalition that supports a healthy campus culture and a campus environment in which the healthy choice is the easy choice Values Holistic health and wellness Collaboration and partnership Diversity and inclusiveness Assessment Alignment Balanced lifestyle
Strategic Plan - Initiatives Infrastructure Assessment and analysis Communication and outreach Programs and policies
InfrastructureWellness Network has leadership body andmembership infrastructure that facilitates the successand sustainability of the Wellness Network.
Sub-Committees Assessment and Analysis Program and Policy Communications
AssessmentCollect and analyze relevant data to identifyUniversity needs, assets, benchmarks, and trends in thearea of health and wellness. Use data to set prioritiesand inform initiatives.
Assessment Data collection, assessment, and evaluation Identify priority health issues Determine needs, assets, and trends Inventory of data Systematic monitoring and evaluation
Communication Promote the UT Wellness Network as a healthy campus coalition Educate members of The University of Texas at Austin community on health and wellness initiatives, services, and resources
Communication Brand and marketing Technology and social media Promote existing resources Consistent messaging Opportunities for involvement
Program and Policy Identify, develop, and recommend or implement health and wellness programs and policies. Promote enhanced collaboration and a campus- wide, multi-level approach to addressing priority health issues
Program and Policy Programming guidelines Collaboration Academic performance Campus-wide, multi-level approaches
Ad-Hoc Committees & Work Groups High Risk Drinking Prevention Tobacco Programs & Policy Healthy Dining Work Group
Websitewww.wellnessnetwork.utexas.edu Calendar of events Campus data on the health and wellness of our community Opportunities for involvement Meeting RSVP
How to get involved Sign up on the website Attend all-member meeting once per-semester Next meeting: March 1, 2012. 11-1pm. Gregory Gym Games Room. Join the listserv Join a sub-committee Suggest a work group Lead a committee or workgroup
NATIONAL COLLEGE HEALTHASSESSMENT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS FALL 2011
About NCHA National survey organized by ACHA Largest known comprehensive data set on the health of college students Assists campuses in collecting data about their students’ habits, behaviors and perceptions on the most prevalent health concerns We are now using version ACHA-NCHA-II Student self-reported data
UT Administration Web-based Incentives Fall 2011 1586 respondents (20% response rate)
Included in the instrument Health, health education, and safety Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use Sexual behaviors Weight, nutrition, and exercise Mental and physical health Impediments to academic performance Demographics
UT Students… are generally healthy! 93% report their health status as good, very good, or excellent.
Healthyhorns… 98% Wear seatbelts when riding in cars 40% Got vaccinated against the flu 50 % Report having routine gynecological exam (females) 52% Regularly wear sunscreen 25% Got tested for HIV
Health Information Seeking 42% Prefer to receive health information from online/internet sources 46% search for health information online at least once per month When searching online, students are most likely to search for information about cold/flu/sore throat, followed by physical fitness/exercise, and nutrition. 18% Prefer to receive health information from UHS Medical Staff 13% Prefer to receive health information from parents
Top reported clinical diagnoses1. Allergies2. Sinus Infection3. Strep Throat4. Back Pain5. Asthma43% have been seen at UHS in the last year69% believe their health affects their academicperformance.55% report having missed one or more classes due toillness.
Academic Impacts Within the past 12 months, have any of the following affected your academic performance? Not applicable Experienced, but academics not affected Lower grade on exam or important project Lower grade in the course Incomplete/dropped a course
Academic Impacts, Cont.1. Stress 6. Depression2. Sleep 7. Work3. Anxiety 8. Relationship Difficulties4. Internet Use/Computer 9. Participation in Games Extracurricular Activities5. Cold/Flu/Sore Throat 10. Concern for troubled friend or family member
Safety UT students reported feeling very safe: 90% On campus, daytime 32% On campus, nighttime 55% In the area around campus, daytime 14% In the area around campus, nighttime
Alcohol 19% of UT students report never having consumed alcohol 68% drank alcohol in the past 30 days, though students perceive this number to be higher (95%) Most students consumed 4 or fewer drinks the last time they “partied” or socialized
Alcohol- Protective Behaviors 98% engaged in one or more protective behaviors Use a designated driver Stick with only one kind of alcohol Stay with the same people Pace drinks to 1 or > per hr. Keep track of # consumedHave a friend let you know when you… Eat before/during Set a limit Chose not to drink Avoid Drinking Games Alternate w/ non-alcoholic 0 20 40 60 80 100
Alcohol- Negative consequences 48.3% Experienced one or more negative consequences Drove a car after any Drove a car after 5+ Seroiusly considered suicide Physically Injured other Physically injured self Had unprotected sex Had sex with getting consent Had sex without giving consent Got in trouble with the policeForgot where you were or what you did Did something you later regretted 0 10 20 30 40
Tobacco and Marijuana Actual PerceivedNever smoked cigarettes 66% 7%Smoked cigarettes in the 14% 77%last 30 daysNever smoked marijuana 60% 8%Smoked marijuana in the 17% 80%last 30 days
Other illegal &prescription drug use Very few students reported using any other illegal drugs in the past 30 days 14% reported using prescription drugs not prescribed to them (in the last 12 months) 8% Stimulants 7% pain killers
Sexual Activity 34% reported no oral/vaginal/anal sex in past 12 months Of those who reported sex in past 12 months: 63% had 1 or 2 partners 35% discussed HIV/STI testing with current/most recent partner before sex Never /last 30 days Yes Oral Sex 30% 28% 42% Vaginal Sex 36% 21% 44% Anal Sex 78% 18% 5%
Sexual Activity, cont.Of those who had sex in the past 30 days: 51% mostly or always used condoms during vaginal sex 4% mostly or always used condoms during oral sex 26% mostly or always used condoms during anal sex79% report using a contraceptive method at last sexOf those who used a contraceptive method the last time: 62% used male condom 58% used birth control pill 27% used withdrawalOf those who had vaginal sex in the past 12 months:17% used EC (unknown frequency)
Condoms 41% have received a Healthyhorns Play Safe condom 18% have used a Healthyhorns Play Safe condom 46% keep condoms in their room 12% keep condoms in purse, wallet, or backpack
Nutrition Most students eat 1-2 fruits or vegetables per day
Weight Most students fall into a normal weight range 8% obese 7% underweight 32% consider themselves to be overweight 47% are trying to lose weight 36% diet 52% exercise
Physical activity30 min moderate-intensity 20 min. vigorous-intensity cardio cardio 3-7 days 0 days 1-4 5-7 26% 41% days 56% days 22% 1-4 0 days days 22% 33% 49.5% meet recommended guidelines
Mental HealthTop mental health diagnoses or treated in the past 12 months: Anxiety- 11% Depression- 9% Panic Attacks- 5% 16% have ever been diagnosed with depression 13% have sought counseling at CMHC 76% would seek counseling in the future if needed
Stress Overall stress levels 1.4 10 6.6 No stress Less than average Average 37.4 More than average 44.6 tremendous stress
Sleep Past 7 days, got enough sleep to feel rested 9.5 10 0 days 1-2 days 32.5 3-5 days 6+ days 48