Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.78
Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date Dec. 9, 2019
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South Dakota State University
PA-13: Wellness Program

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Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jennifer McLaughlin
Sustainability Intern
Facilities and 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 following services are provided by the Student Health Clinic and Counseling Services located in the SDSU Wellness Center.
•Personal Nutrition Counseling
o Services include, but are not limited to, intuitive eating counseling, health
campus dining education, disease specific nutrition plans, disordered eating
management, sport/fitness nutrition counseling, food allergy counseling,
digestive disorder management, pre-pregnancy and pregnancy nutrition
o This service does have a fee.
o This service is available to students, faculty, and staff.
• Wellness Coaching
o Wellness coaching is a confidential partnership between an individual and a
Certified Wellness Coach with the objective of assisting the individual to
achieve their personal wellness goals. Wellness coaching utilizes effective
behavioral psychology principles to assist clients in developing the mindset
necessary to make lifestyle changes. Coaching sessions consist of completing a
well-being assessment, creating a vision for future wellness, designing weekly
and monthly wellness and behavioral goals, reflecting on goal experiences, and
exploring support, structure, and environments needed to ensure success and
handle changes. All sessions are personalized to meet the wellness needs of
the individual.
o This service does have a fee.
o This service is available to students, faculty, and staff.
• Peer Health Educators
o A selected group of members within HEROH club (Helping Everyone Reach Optimal
Health) are certified as Peer Health Educators (PHE’s) who serve as a
resource, referral agent, and role model for their peers. Peer Health
Educators are trained on issues relating to health, wellness, diversity, and
student leadership. Peer Health Educators are responsible for providing
positive, interactive, and non-judgmental support and education to SDSU
students to help them make healthy decisions regarding their well-being.
o This service is free.
o This program is available to students.
• Counseling Services
o Counseling services are provided for to students for a variety of issues:
adjustment/transition issues, relationship issues, issues resulting from
alcohol/drug use, stress management, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
o There is no charge for counseling services.
o This service is available for students.
• Student Health Clinic
o The student health clinic provides primary care and acute care, physicals,
travel exams. reproductive health, adult immunizations, and allergy
injections, flu shots and laboratory services.
o The Student Health Clinic bills for services provided. Students sre
responsible to pay all co-pays, deductibles, non-covered services and any out
of network services.
o This service is available to students.
• Pharmacy
o The Jackrabbit Pharmacy is located in the Wellness Center and serves all
eligible students, faculty/staff, and their family members and accepts
prescriptions from doctors outside of the student health clinic. A vending
machine of over-the counter medications is also available inside the Wellness
o This service is available to students, faculty, and staff.
• Safe Ride
o The mission of Safe Ride is to save lives, prevent injuries, protect
neighborhoods from late night vandalism, and keep impaired drivers off the
road by offering SDSU students, Brookings community members, and visitors a
safe transportation alternative. The Safe Ride bus operates for approximately
31 weeks during the academic year (September-May). The program currently
operates two routes (blue route and yellow route) on Friday and Saturday
evening from 9 PM until 2:30 AM and each route are completed approximately
every 25 minutes. Routes focus on the more densely populated residential
areas, the SDSU campus community, and downtown areas.
o This service is available to students.

At you.sdstate.edu, students, faculty and staff can receive information and advice based on topics such as physical, mental and financial health; all with their SDSU login. YOU@SDState looks to provide resources directly in the users hands by being mobile-friendly. It also has links to in-person resources on campus to help students succeed, thrive and matter.

For employees only:
Employee assistance Program by Kepro, www.EAPHelplink.com is available for benefited employees and their dependents. Also a StayWell program where employees can participate in free flu shots for covered family members. There are also free health screenings for benefited employees and spouses. Wellness assessments that can be completed by the Web. Wellness Challenges to earn points towards benefited incentives for health coverage. Video Visits for $49.00 with Sanford and Avera. Employees get a discount with any package purchase through our Wellness Center on Campus. We also have a conditions management program (health coaching) for folks that are dealing with Diabetes, Kidney Care, Cardiovascular, Pain and Asthma. Healthysd.gov covering ways to be physically active and eat healthier foods. Human Resources (HR) has Lunch and Learn opportunities for folks to attend a webinar on topics such as retirement, life insurance, flex benefits, HSA accounts, healthy living etc. Once a year HR has a benefits fair for employees to attend to visit directly with our vendors and attend informational sessions for retirement, life insurance, financial planners, long term care, medicare,wellness and our benefits program etc.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Additional employee assistance program resources are available at: www.apshelplink.com company code is southdakota

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