|Submission Date||Feb. 27, 2018|
PA-13: Wellness Program
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Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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 :
Elon University’s RN Ellington Center for Health and Wellness houses the Faculty and Staff Health & Wellness Center, Student Health Services, Student Counseling Services and Health Promotion. These offices provide well-being services as well as counseling and/or referral services both independently and collaboratively.
The Faculty and Staff Health & Wellness Center offers acute care and primary care services to faculty and staff. This includes lab testing, travel clinic, vaccines, maintenance allergy injections, disease management, specialty referrals, prescription management, health physicals, coordination of care and preventive screenings.
Wellness offerings include: massage therapy, healing touch therapy, mindfulness seminars, holistic self-care seminars, smoking cessation and a yearly wellness/benefits fair.
Elon Work-Life Resources is a free benefit for faculty/staff and their dependents. It is a robust counseling program managed through an outside vendor, Compsych, with services including confidential emotional support, work-life solutions, legal guidance, financial resources, and online support.
Other programming includes educational lunch and learn sessions, movement classes [QiGong, Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Weight Lifting, Phoenix Health (exercise class for faculty/staff with medical risk factors)] and wellness challenges, such as an annual pedometer competition.
The Health & Wellness Center also partners with the university’s health insurance provider, BCBS, to provide a program called Healthy Outcomes. Healthy Outcomes gives faculty/staff the resources they need to live healthier and make healthier lifestyle choices delivered through an informative, easy to use website
Student Health Services provides acute care for illnesses and injury as well as woman and physical exams, health education and counseling, allergy injection service, prescription delivery service and vaccines and other injections. Student Counseling Services provides crisis intervention, psychological support, individual counseling, mental health wellness outreach and clinical collaboration. Counseling Services offers crisis response at all times through the Crisis Counselor on Call. Health Promotion provides inclusive health programming, advocacy and outreach to support mental, physical and social well-being. The Dean of Students/Health Promotion also coordinates additional wellness related activities for students including flu vaccine clinics, massage therapy appointments, maintenance of over 30 AED units on campus, and free Adult and Child CPR/AED Trainings.
The Alliance for A Healthy Elon, a programmatic and service alliance committed to supporting the goals and strategies of the International Healthy Campus 2020 initiative, provides a framework for improving the overall health status on campus through the collaborative efforts of health, academic, student life, student organizations and administrative areas. The Alliance for A Healthy Elon is chaired by the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students and brings together representation from all facets of campus to:
•Identify current and ongoing nationwide health improvement priorities in higher education;
•Increase campus community awareness and understanding of determinants of health, disease, and disability and the opportunities for progress;
•Engage multiple stakeholders to take actions that are driven by the best available evidence and knowledge to strengthen policies, improve practices, and empower behavior change;
•Collaborate to implement state of the art strategies, programs and initiatives to promote good health for all;
•Identify and promote relevant assessment, research, and data collection needs.
As part of the International Healthy Campus 2020 Initiative, The Alliance for A Healthy Elon has evolved to: include national health objectives for students and faculty/staff; promote an action model using an ecological approach; and provide a toolkit for implementation based on the MAP-IT (Mobilize, Assess, Plan, Implement and Track) framework. The Alliance sponsors a variety of wellness-related activities including Healthy Monday outreach activities and an annual Wellness Fair that brings together over 50 wellness-related organizations and vendors and is open to all students, faculty and staff.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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