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Aetna Student Health Award

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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American College Health Foundation (ACHF)

Deadline Date:

01/31/16 Postmarked

Description:

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The purpose of the Aetna Student Health Award is to provide a $5,000 award that will support the creation of novel wellness solutions and programs that address issues specifically related to the retention and overall well-being of college students.

Using dimensions of wellness, the project must demonstrate a creative evidence-based approach to facilitate student retention and well-being. The project should be creative in its scope, formulated on the basis of published research, measurable in its effects, and applicable to the health enhancement of college students who participate in it.

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AWARD PROPOSAL GUIDELINES
The purpose of the Aetna Student Health Award is to provide a $5,000 award that will support the creation of novel wellness solutions and programs that address issues specifically related to the retention and overall well-being of college students.
The project should be creative in its scope, formulated on the basis of published research, measurable in its effects, and applicable
to the health enhancement of college students who participate in it. More specifically, the award will support funding for the following.
Using dimensions of wellness, the project must demonstrate a creative evidence-based
approach to facilitate student retention and well-being.
1) Understanding students' concepts of wellness
2) Assessing students' knowledge of available wellness resources on campus
3) Strengthening methods of delivery of wellness information including the development of community and public health strategies that reach out to populations at risk.
4) Strengthening the use of technology to integrate wellness activities into an educational system focused on appropriate utilization of wellness services to improve health status.
5) Creating novel strategies that support continued use/access of wellness activities and services
6) Creating ways of measuring wellness activities as a means of increasing student retention or decreasing student drop-out rates.

Only campus health professionals who are American College Health Association individual members or employed at an ACHA member institution are eligible to apply. If an applicant is not an individual member but is employed at a member institution, the institution’s representative individual member (RMI) must also sign the application. An ACHA membership number must be included on the application form. At least one person signing the application must be an ACHA member or RMI.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162226

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

$5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements:
Only campus health professionals who are American College Health Association Individual Members or employed at an ACHA Member Institution are eligible to apply. If an applicant is not an Individual Member but is employed at a Member Institution, the institution’s representative individual member (RMI) must also sign the application. An ACHA Membership Number must be included on the application form. At least one person signing the application must be an ACHA member or RMI.

Ineligible Requests:
This award does not support activities directly tied to fundraising events, advertising unrelated to the project, purchase of routine supplies/equipment other than that needed to implement the project. It does not cover attendance at conferences or professional development activities unrelated to the project. However, activities such as outside speakers used to train leaders for the project are acceptable. Funding does not cover indirect costs.


Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications for the 2016-2017 school year is January 31, 2016. All applications must be received or postmarked by the deadline date. Award recipient will be announced at the 2016 ACHA Annual Meeting scheduled for May 31-June 4 in San Francisco.

Application Procedure:
1) All applications must be typed, single or double-spaced.
2) Electronic submissions are required. Please email your proposal and signed Award
Application Cover Sheet Form in ONE pdf file to ACHF at: mproudfoot@acha.org
Only proposals in pdf formatted documents will be accepted.
3) The Award Application Form Cover Sheet must be signed by two different individuals: first, the proposed Project Director and second, the Project Director’s supervisor or authorizing agent.
4) Applicants may apply to only one ACHF award offering per project per year. An
5) If an applicant is unable to submit electronically, applications will be accepted by mail if received on or before the deadline date. No exceptions. (Please notify the ACHF Office in advance if you plan to mail your application.) An original plus five (5) copies (total of six) of the proposal must be mailed ONLY if not submitting electronically.

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