Engl418 Commissioned Assignment 5.18.2

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  • Engl418 Commissioned Assignment 5.18.2

    1. 1. Commissioned Assignment: Health Education for PSU Students Beth Collitt (bjb154) Christie Ghetian (ccb128) Linda LaSalle (lal5) Summer 2009
    2. 2. Health Promotion & Wellness Mission Statement <ul><li>To provide quality health education opportunities to students based on individual and community needs </li></ul><ul><li>The program strives to… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>increase awareness and knowledge of health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>issues affecting college students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide health education programs, information and materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>promote healthy lifestyle choices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>influence community and organizational policies and norms that support healthy choices. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Overarching Framework <ul><li>The Ecological Model </li></ul><ul><li>A comprehensive approach to advancing the health of students </li></ul>
    4. 4. Ecological Model Dahlberg, L.L., & Krug, E.G. (2002). Violence-a global public health problem. In Krug, E., Dahlberg, L.L., Mercy, J.A., Zwi, A.B., & Lozano, R. (eds). World Report on Violence and Health. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 1-56.
    5. 5. <ul><li>Alcohol Intervention Program </li></ul><ul><li>HIV Counseling and Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Marijuana Intervention Program </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition Clinic </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking Cessation </li></ul>Individual Health Services
    6. 6. Peer Health Programs <ul><li>HealthWorks </li></ul><ul><li>HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction Advisory Council </li></ul><ul><li>Project Smokeless </li></ul><ul><li>S-Plan (Support, Survival, Success) </li></ul>
    7. 7. Outreach and Marketing <ul><ul><li>Eating Disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tobacco </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><ul><li>U.S. Dept of Health and Human </li></ul></ul><ul><li> Services’ National Health Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leading Health Indicators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Physical Activity  Substance Abuse  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overweight and Obesity  Tobacco Use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Responsible Sexual Behavior Mental Health  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Injury and Violence  Immunization  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Environmental Quality  Access to Health Care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.healthypeople.gov/ </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Healthy Campus 2010 <ul><ul><li>Taskforce on National Health Objectives, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American College Health Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapted 10 Leading Health Indicators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Created objectives for each indicator specific to higher education communities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>178 college objectives </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><ul><ul><li>Identify objectives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recommend strategies to achieve objectives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identify methods to measure progress </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide information about progress </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identify and promote effective programs and strategies </li></ul></ul></ul>Healthy Campus 2010 Mission Statement <ul><ul><li>Help institutions of higher education make health objectives a priority </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><ul><li>Indicators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baseline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Target </li></ul></ul>National College Health Assessment
    12. 14. <ul><ul><li>Top 10 self-reported factors affecting academic performance </li></ul></ul>Academic Impact <ul><ul><li>1 Penn State University, Student Health Survey, Fall 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 National, Reference Group Summary ACHA-NCHA, Fall 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Depression/Anxiety Disorder/SAD combined </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Cold/Flu, Sore Throat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Sinus Infection, Ear Infection, Bronchitis, Strep Throat </li></ul></ul>-- 7.4 Financial Difficulties 6.2 13.6 Alcohol Use 18.1 14.8 Concern for a Troubled Friend or Family Member 15.5 3 15.9 Depression 15.5 18.2 Relationship Issues 24.8 4 , 9.4 5 18.4 Upper Respiratory Infection (cold/flu, sinus, etc.) 15.1 18.8 Compulsive Computer/Internet Use 25.4 24.3 Sleep Difficulties 15.5 3 30.9 Anxiety 32.9 41.1 Stress US 2 (%) PSU 1 (%) Factor
    13. 15. <ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nutrition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sleep </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tobacco </li></ul></ul>Healthy Penn State Leading Health Indicators
    14. 16. <ul><ul><li>Objective: Decrease the percentage of male students who report high-risk 1 drinking . </li></ul></ul>Leading Health Indicator: Alcohol Baseline 2 Target NCHA: 23% -- PSU: 29.9% 24.9% 1 Both surveys defined high-risk drinking for males as 5+ drinks in a 1-2 hour period in the last 2 weeks 2 ACHA-NCHA 2007; PSU Pulse 2007
    15. 17. <ul><ul><li>Objective: Decrease the percentage of female students who report high-risk 1 drinking . </li></ul></ul>Leading Health Indicator: Alcohol Baseline 2 Target NCHA: 20% -- PSU: 27.6% 22.6% 1 PSU Pulse defined high-risk drinking for females as 4+ drinks in a 1-2 hour period in the last 2 weeks; ACHA-NCHA defined it as %+ 2 ACHA-NCHA 2007; PSU Pulse 2007
    16. 18. <ul><li>AlcoholEdu </li></ul><ul><li>AIP </li></ul><ul><li>HealthWorks </li></ul><ul><li>S-Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Social marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Promote alternative social activities to drinking </li></ul>Strategies
    17. 19. Make the Cut
    18. 20. <ul><ul><li>Objective: Increase the percentage of students who report consuming 4+ servings of vegetables per day. </li></ul></ul>Leading Health Indicator: Nutrition Baseline 1 Target NCHA: 29.1% 2 -- PSU: 2.2% 7.2% 1 ACHA-NCHA 2007; PSU Student Health Survey 2007 2 Students who consumed 3-4 servings of fruits and vegetables per day
    19. 21. <ul><li>Collaborate with Food Services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Availability and display of fruits and vegetables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Availability of healthy eating and nutrition info </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social marketing campaign: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship between breakfast and academics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy eating and nutrition info </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promote places to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables (i.e., farmers’ markets and Cellar Market) </li></ul>Strategies
    20. 22. <ul><ul><li>Objective: Increase the percentage of students who report meeting minimum national guidelines 1 for moderate physical activity. </li></ul></ul>Leading Health Indicator: Physical Activity Baseline 2 Target NCHA: 8.8% 3 -- PSU: 50.5% 55.5% 1 2.5+ hours in the past 7 days 2 ACHA-NCHA 2007; PSU Student Health Survey 2007 3 Definied as 30 minutes of moderate or 20 minutes of vigorous exercise 4 of the last 7 days
    21. 23. <ul><li>Social marketing campaign: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National guidelines for physical activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy ways to meet recommendations, including campus activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promote HPW Wellness Series </li></ul><ul><li>Promote the HealthWorks “Walk for Health” campus maps </li></ul>Strategies
    22. 25. <ul><ul><li>Objective: Reduce the percentage of students who report experiencing sleep difficulties that affect their academic performance. </li></ul></ul>Leading Health Indicator: Sleep Baseline 1 Target NCHA: 25.5% -- PSU: 24.3% 19.3% 1 ACHA-NCHA 2007; PSU Student Health Survey 2007
    23. 26. <ul><li>Social marketing campaign: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship between sleep and academics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship between sleep and other health topics (i.e., alcohol, nutrition, physical activity, smoking, and stress) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online sleep module </li></ul><ul><li>Enforcement of quiet hours in the residence halls </li></ul>Strategies
    24. 28. <ul><ul><li>Objective: Reduce the percentage of students who report stress as a factor affecting their academic performance. </li></ul></ul>Leading Health Indicator: Stress Baseline 1 Target NCHA: 32.9% -- PSU: 41.1% 36.1% 1 ACHA-NCHA 2007; PSU Student Health Survey 2007
    25. 29. <ul><li>Social marketing campaign </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship between stress and other health topics (i.e., alcohol, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and tobacco </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress management techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stress reduction programs (e.g., Wellness Series) </li></ul><ul><li>Online stress module/certificate </li></ul>Strategies
    26. 30. <ul><ul><li>Objective: Increase the percentage of students who report that they did not smoke in the past 30 days. </li></ul></ul>Leading Health Indicator: Tobacco Baseline 1 Target NCHA: 81.1% -- PSU: 74.7% 79.7% 1 ACHA-NCHA 2007; PSU Pulse 2007
    27. 31. <ul><li>Free smoking cessation services at UHS </li></ul><ul><li>Social marketing campaign </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Second-hand smoke </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic and ecological impact of smoking-related litter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support student advocacy for a smoke-free campus policy </li></ul>Strategies
    28. 33. Commissioned Assignment <ul><li>Build a website for the Healthy Penn State Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Target audience: Penn State students </li></ul>
    29. 34. Commissioned Assignment <ul><li>Include the following health topics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nutrition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sleep </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tobacco </li></ul></ul>
    30. 35. Commissioned Assignment <ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To promote healthy behaviors across each of the topic areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To increase students’ knowledge about each of the topic areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To increase students’ awareness of the effects of healthy behaviors on academic performance </li></ul></ul>
    31. 36. Commissioned Assignment <ul><li>Assume the University Health Services identity </li></ul><ul><li>Create high quality, professional content & appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Use multimedia, links, graphic images </li></ul><ul><li>To be ‘housed’ within UHS website </li></ul>
    32. 37. Commissioned Assignment <ul><li>4 sub-sections for each topic area: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience relevance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why does it matter and what do they need to know? (e.g., college-relevant statistics, educational content, etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How do they measure up? (e.g., short Q/A section about personal behaviors with feedback) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tips for improving health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What should they do to improve their health? (e.g., what behavioral action can be taken, tips to guide behavior, etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where can they go for help (e.g., websites, on-campus resources) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    33. 38. <ul><li>Feel free to contact us: </li></ul><ul><li>Beth Collitt (bjb154) </li></ul><ul><li>Christie Ghetian (ccb128) </li></ul><ul><li>Linda LaSalle (lal5) </li></ul>Questions? Visit us at: 201 Student Health Center! Visit us at: 201 Student Health Center

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