Getting Started: Planning, Designing, and Implementing a Student Wellness Champion Network
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The first in a two-part webinar series presented by US Healthiest and its HealthLead initiative, this webinar will focus on student peer-to-peer "Wellness Champions" within institutions of higher ...

The first in a two-part webinar series presented by US Healthiest and its HealthLead initiative, this webinar will focus on student peer-to-peer "Wellness Champions" within institutions of higher learning. Featuring Ohio State University's student well-being program and its student wellness champions as a case study.

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As a participant, you will learn how to:

Recruit and train student wellness champions
Leverage your network to promote your wellness initiatives
Engage your student population in wellness initiatives

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    Getting Started: Planning, Designing, and Implementing a Student Wellness Champion Network Getting Started: Planning, Designing, and Implementing a Student Wellness Champion Network Presentation Transcript

    • Getting Started: Planning, Designing, and Implementing a Student Wellness Champion Network June 19, 2014
    • US Healthiest HealthLeadTM Academic Accreditation Program - Intent • Be the first of its kind in defining what constitutes a “healthy academic community” • Provide a working roadmap in helping institutions of higher learning evolve and develop a comprehensive approach to the health of their employees and students.
    • US Healthiest HealthLeadTM Accreditation Program - Process • Each Accreditation (worksite + campus) is a two-step process. 1. Assessment 2. Onsite Audit
    • Advisory Board Experts Students Colgate University Bowling Green State University Emory University Brigham Young University Georgia Gwinnett College Colgate University Kent State University Georgia Gwinnett College Oklahoma State University Ohio State University Ohio State University University of South Florida SUNY Brockport University of Wisconsin Stevens Point UC Berkley UCLA University of Wisconsin Stevens Point University of Virginia Copyright 2014 US Healthiest
    • Campus Health Assessment Tool (CHAT) Copyright 2014 US Healthiest Institutional Engagement & Alignment Population Health Management & Wellness Outcomes Reporting Culture of Health and Continuous Quality Improvement
    • Alpha Pilots Copyright 2014 US Healthiest
    • Accreditation Copyright 2014 US Healthiest
    • Student Wellness Champion Webinars – June 19th: Getting Started: Planning, Designing, Implementing a Student Wellness Champion Network featuring The Ohio State University – September 25th: Establishing Peer Educators as Part of Student Wellness Programming featuring Bowling Green State University Copyright 2014 US Healthiest
    • Getting Started: Planning, Designing & Implementing a Student Wellness Network Connie Boehm, Director, OSU Student Life Student Wellness Center Blake Marble, Program Coordinator, OSU Student Life Student Wellness Center
    • 10 Learning Outcomes 1. Identify the positive impacts that wellness champions may have on the campus community & departmental mission 2. Identify effective strategies to recruit and train student wellness champions 3. Identify strategies to engage the student population in wellness initiatives
    • 11 Progress Time (years) EARLY YEARS HIV, AOD, Nutrition, Student Health 1990-1996 MIDDLE YEARS Independent unit, RPAC, Sexual Violence, Dietitian, Financial Wellness 1997-2005 TODAY Wellness Coaching, Wellness Ambassadors, Expansion of financial wellness 2006-2014 History
    • 12 OSU Student Life Student Wellness Center • 9 Staff Members • 6 Graduate Assistants • 25 Student Assistants • Over 200 student volunteers
    • 13 Foundational Themes • Wellness is Interconnected • Partner across campus to change Culture • Peer Engagement strengthens the community • Cross train students to address multiple behaviors
    • 14 OSU Wellness Model • Career • Creative • Emotional • Environmental • Financial • Intellectual • Physical • Social • Spiritual
    • 15 - Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston Vice President for Student Life “Almost everything we do in student life can be tied either directly or indirectly to wellness..”
    • 16 Wellness Collaborative partnerships • Wellness Inventory and Wellness Assessment • Wellness Coaching • Financial Wellness Advisory Board • Tobacco Free Clean Up teams • Aesthetic Wellness changed to Creative Wellness • Additional outreach space for wellness • Additional first year success series wellness presentations • National presentations-faculty and student life staff • Partnerships in writing grants Student Wellness Center
    • 17 Wellness Ambassadors
    • 18 Wellness Ambassadors Wellness Ambassadors serve to further our students’ ability to connect with others and resources, truly experience wellness, and maintain a healthy lifestyle
    • 19 Wellness Ambassadors Wellness Ambassador Staff • 1 full-time Program Coordinator • 1 Graduate Assistant (20 hours/week) • 1 Student Assistant (15 hours/week) • 41 Volunteer Peer Educators (3 hours/week)
    • 20 Wellness Ambassadors Program Overview • Campus-wide, holistic wellness outreach • Presentations & Workshops • LiveWell Hut
    • 21 Wellness Ambassadors Program Overview • Innovative Programming & Increasing Reach • Social Media & Video • Fraternity & Sorority Workshops • Residence Halls • First Year Success Series • Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP)
    • 22 Wellness Ambassadors Training • Wellness Ambassador Development Program (WADP) • 14 students in Sp 2014 • 8 week training program • 6 weeks of general training • 2 weeks of specialization training • Shadowing process
    • 23 Wellness Ambassadors Training • WADP Specializations • Nutrition Education • Healthy Relationships • Alcohol Education • Stress/Time Management • Sexual Wellness • Prescription Drug Misuse Education • Ongoing Trainings & Professional Development • Benefits of new direction
    • 24 Wellness Ambassadors Student Learning Outcomes • Students in the Wellness Ambassador Program will: • Foster an understanding of and appreciation for holistic wellness • Learn to design and implement innovative strategies to connect with peers • Develop effective communication skills for both 1:1 and group settings • Become knowledgeable of resources available to OSU students, as well as proper referral procedures • Understand effective peer education techniques
    • 25 Wellness Ambassadors “This session helped me make a conscious effort to keep balance in my holistic wellness. Along with maintaining balance, I will try to improve in areas that I have failed to focus on…” “It helped me to better understand the interconnectedness of parts of my life and how they can each affect my health and wellness” ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ “Being involved in the WA program has shown me how I lead and has proved to me that I am on the right career path.” “The program has given me opportunities to test my abilities and learn to reach out to others” “The Wellness Ambassador program has allowed me to work for something I'm passionate about”
    • 26 Student Wellness Network Looking Ahead • Wellness Ambassador Program Expansion • Graduate/Professional • Athletes • Student Volunteer Assessment • Alignment of Core Competences with Office of Student Life Learning Outcomes
    • Coming Soon and Featured Information • US Healthiest HealthLeadTM Academic Accreditation Program National Roll Out – Fall 2014 • Webinar - September 25th: Establishing Peer Educators as Part of Student Wellness Programming featuring Bowling Green State University • Check out the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities http://healthyacademics.org 27
    • Questions Copyright 2014 US Healthiest
    • Thank YOU! For more information: Jennifer Childress, MS, MCHES HealthLead Consultant US Healthiest 515-422-4498 jchildress@ushealthiest.org Connie Boehm, MA Director, Student Wellness Office of Student Life The Ohio State University Boehm.19@osu.edu Blake Marble, MEd Wellness Coordinator Office of Student Life The Ohio State University marble.11@osu.edu The Office of Student Life Student Wellness Center SWC.OSU.EDU wellness@osu.edu 614-292-4527