Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 88.14
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2019
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Colorado State University
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tonie Miyamoto
Director of Communications and Sustainability
Housing and Dining Services
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Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all staff?:

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all faculty?:

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s), including information to support each affirmative response above :

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides the following services to faculty and staff, including non-student hourly, temporary and interns/residents:

• Six free consultation/counseling sessions per family member, per problem area, per year to employees
• Financial planning resources and guidance
• Free legal consultation and discounted attorney fees
• Work-life balance resources and support
• Health and wellness information and referrals
• Crisis assessment and resources
• Traumatic event support for individuals and departments

EAP also includes a bilingual CARE Program that connects and refers employees to community resources that provide health and social services with hands-on guidance.

The Recreation Center on campus provides access for all students as part of their student fee package and all employees at a deeply discounted rate of under $1 per day.

• Information about a vast array of campus and community resources for employees, including housing, childcare, health and mental health, food insecurity, utility assistance and more
• Hands-on linking to entitlements and community services

CSU also partners with FITlife Wellness Incentive to offer a cash incentive for completing wellness activities. Anthem Healthy Lifestyles is available through the CSU medical plan and is an online health and fitness motivation program that includes nutrition trackers, activities, and preventative care information. National Pre-Diabetes Prevention Program is a free on-campus program for all CSU employees with a medical plan who meet certain health risk factors. The program can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and focuses on improvements in diet, physical activity, and weight loss.

CSU also offers a Healing and Mindfulness in Nature classes. Participants learn and practice mindfulness techniques by grounding in their 5 senses. They set the intention of noticing how our body interacts with the natural world. This all day workshop will be spent walking a paved path along the Poudre River (approx. 4.5 miles). This workshop was held on October 5th, 2019 from 10am-4PM.

The Commitment to Campus Program offers additional resources and discounts for faculty and staff to access health and wellness programs as well as education and lifestyle resources.

Students are also supported through the CSU Health Network. The Health Education and Prevention Services (HEPS) department within the Health Network supports the health and well-being of the CSU campus community by helping students get healthy, stay healthy, and drive change toward a healthier campus community. HEPS identifies campus health priorities and delivers evidence-based, inclusive programs, services, and initiatives that empower students to achieve academic and personal success during their college years and beyond. These practices involve fostering awareness, skill-building, and addressing the environmental context in which health behavior decisions are made to create a healthy learning community. Focus areas include:
• Substance Abuse Prevention
• Mental Health Initiatives
• Resiliency and Well-Being
• Peer Education (CREWS)
• Sexual Health Initiatives
• Spiritual Care
• Tobacco Cessation
• Health Communications and CSU Health Network Marketing
• Support bicycle and pedestrian safety, financial wellness, fitness, nutrition, sun safety and interpersonal violence prevention campus efforts.

HEPS is part of the CSU Health Network. CSU Health Network is every student’s home for health and well-being at Colorado State University and are committed to care of body and mind to help students succeed in college and life. All CSU students have full access to our wide range of medical, counseling and health education and prevention services, regardless of their insurance plan. Located in the CSU Health and Medical Center, CSU Health Network provides comprehensive care for students under one roof. To learn more, log onto: https://health.colostate.edu/

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

A detailed overview of the HEPS program to support student wellness is attached.

Commitment to Campus: http://facultyandstaff.colostate.edu/commitment-to-campus.aspx

CSU Health Network: https://health.colostate.edu/

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