History of Healthy UND 2020
Healthy UND 2020 was a campus-wide initiative charged by President Kelley with the prioritization and development of an action plan to address the leading health and wellness issues that affect the academic success and retention of UND students.
In the fall of 2009 the initiative took the form of a steering committee composed of 25 students, faculty, and staff members charged with evaluating student data and focus group information to identify the top health and wellness issues that negatively impact UND student academic success and retention.
This steering committee, composed of twenty-five students, faculty and staff members, was charged with the prioritization and development of an action plan to address the leading health and wellness issues that affect academic success and retention.
- Support the mission, vision, and goals of Healthy People 2020/Healthy UND.
- Hold a one - two year commitment.
- Attend monthly steering committee meetings.
- Utilize the ecological framework of Healthy People 2020
- Assist in the development of Healthy UND 2020:
- Action Plan
- Evaluation and Assessment Components
- Final Recommendations for submission to President Kelley
- Act as a liaison to your department, organization or constituency group, sharing information and obtaining feedback.
- Share ideas and expertise in a positive, supportive manner.
Forming the Priority Action Groups
In the fall of 2010 the Healthy UND 2020 steering committee grew to nearly 60 members and split into five Priority Action Groups based on the previously identified top health and wellness issues that negatively impact UND student academic success and retention. The five Priority Action Groups include:
- Alcohol & Other Substance Use/Abuse
- Learning Healthy Social/Relationship Skills
- Managing Mental Health
- Physical Activity/Exercise
These Priority Action Groups met monthly to evaluate environmental factors, analyze the problems, share best practices, establish goals, create smart objectives, develop strategies, and ultimately create a campus-wide action plan.
President Kelley's statement nicely summarizes the purpose of the Healthy UND 2020 Priority Action Groups, "In creating a campus-wide approach to health and wellness issues, we can increase the likelihood that students achieve academic and personal success by pursuing a high quality of life and sense of well-being."