Building Healthy Academic Communities: Promoting evidence-based wellness and improving outcomes from campus to community across the United States

The Evidence

The evidence is irrefutable. There has never been a more critical moment in the health and wellness of the American people. Obesity will soon surpass tobacco as the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. The rate of mental health disorders among Americans is climbing at a precipitous rate. And unhealthy behaviors — smoking, overeating, lack of physical activity — are leading causes of death among Americans.

Although many academic institutions have instituted wellness programs for students and employees, few have implemented a comprehensive and integrated approach to health and wellness. The benefits of doing so cannot be overstated. Multiple studies show that wellness programs delivered in the workplace lead to reductions in health care costs and health insurance premiums, and more importantly, healthier and more engaged students, faculty, and staff.

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Join Us for the Building Healthy Academic Communties Webinar Series

Many exciting and informative webinars are planned for this academic year! Visit the Webinar Series page for more details and to register.

Register for the 2019 National Consortium Summit
Building Cultures of Well-Being

Higher education institutions, organizations and individuals interested attending the 2019 Summit can now register securely online. There is a big discount being offered for institutional members.

Join as an Institutional or Department Member

We are now offering a discounted first year membership or department memberships and other great incentives to join as a department or institutional  member. Check out the Join Us button above for more details. 

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