Foundation / Corporation
American College Health Foundation (ACHF)
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.
Aetna Student Health Award American College Health Foundation
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.
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