|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2011|
University of Florida
IN-1: Innovation 1
Office of Sustainability
A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :
Healthy Gators/Tobacco-Free Campus
Healthy Gators is a coalition of students, faculty and staff from over 40 University of Florida departments and organizations working together to create a healthier campus. UF First Lady Chris Machen is the chair of Healthy Gators whose mission is to promote a campus environment supportive of the development and maintenance of a healthy body, mind and spirit for all members of the University of Florida community.
Healthy Gators accomplishes its mission by:
* Assessing the health status and needs of the campus community
* Developing and supporting health policies on campus
* Making recommendations about campus health priorities
* Raising awareness and accessibility of health services
Healthy Gators is a part of the Healthy People 2010 and the Healthy Campus 2010 initiatives. Healthy People 2010 is a set of national health objectives designed to promote health and prevent disease. The federal government creates these health objectives every ten years by working with an alliance of more than 350 national organizations and 250 state health, mental health, substance abuse, and environmental agencies. Healthy Campus 2010 focuses on the Healthy People 2010 objectives that are relevant to college campuses.
The Healthy Gators initiative has a number of successful accomplishments, including recommending that UF become a Tobacco-Free Campus. Please see the website below for more information.
A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
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