Strategic Plan

 


Goal 1: Enhance Student Learning and Success

Objective 1: Develop and promote at least two new SHCS programs aimed at promoting well-being by fall 2016.

Strategies:

  1. Offer classes and learning activities to promote resiliency and life skills in order to support student success.
  2. Develop and promote services that directly impact academic success.
  3. Partner with other groups on campus in promoting the seven dimensions of wellness.

Indicators of success:

  1. At least two new prosocial and/or wellness-focused programs or activities are available by fall 2016.
  2. New programs will reach at least 500 participants.

Progress:

SHCS, in partnership with other campus departments, implemented Bringing in the Bystander (sexual/dating violence prevention) in fall 2015. To date, we’ve trained 10 trainers and over 500 student leaders (including RAs, student club officers, ASI student staff).
Began implementing Koru Mindfulness training – a 4-week mindfulness skills-building course designed for young adults – in fall 2015. The program, delivered through a partnership between Counseling and Health & Wellness Promotion, reached approximately 20 students. 

 

Goal 4: Excel as a Place to Learn, Work, Live, and Visit

Objective 1: Build a campus culture of wellness by making at least two environmental, systems or policy changes that support student and/or employee well-being by December 2016.

Strategies:

  1. Engage faculty and staff, including SHCS staff, in wellness initiatives.
  2. Promote adoption of environmental, systems, and policy changes with campus leaders to support student and employee wellness.
  3. Develop and implement a social marketing campaign to improve awareness and social norms around health issues.
  4. Include preventive and wellness messages into medical and counseling practice models.

Indicators of success:

  1. Adoption of two or more environmental, system, curriculum, or policy changes that support campus wellness, to be tracked by SHCS and the Wellness Committee.

 Progress:

Introduced SCOFF screening, when medically indicated, to assist in identifying students with eating disorders. The SCOFF tool has been created in the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems for use in all clinical areas.  SHCS is currently exploring opportunities to partner with the Athletics Department in screening all Athletes with SCOFF tool in order to better identify athletes with eating disorders.
Implemented the more in-depth AUDIT alcohol abuse screening tool for students who scored ≥ 3 on the brief AUDIT-C screening in Primary Care.
Conducted mindfulness training with all Student Health & Counseling Services staff.
Conducted a “Fit While You Sit” staff development training to encourage physical activity among SHCS staff during the workday.

 

Objective 2: Develop a patient-centered plan for implementation of Medical Home within the Primary Care center by June 2016.

Strategies:

  1. Promote referrals to make an appointment with Primary Care for patients seen in Urgent Care.
  2. Create opportunities for staff to work together across disciplines (for example: treatment teams, student outreach, and committees).
  3. Conduct a needs assessment to determine patients’ or clients’ access to services.

Indicators of success:

  1. Achieve a 20% shift in utilization from Urgent Care to Primary Care among students who access care, comparing visits in 2015-16 to 2016-17.
  2. At least one new cross-discipline project will be implemented by June, 2016.

Progress:

In 2015-16, Students prescheduled 15281 appointments with medical providers working in the Primary Care department between 7/1/2016 and 5/16/2016.  “Drop-in” and urgent care appointments totaled 4636 visits.  Year to date approximately 70% of medical visits were prescheduled.  Strategies for effective utilization of primary care services include same day and next day appointment availability. 
Developed interdisciplinary Eating Disorders team (and accompanying policy/protocol), including a healthcare provider, counselor, and Registered Dietitian.

 


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