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Healthy Universities: taking the University of Greenwich Healthy Universities Initiative forward

Healthy Universities: taking the University of Greenwich Healthy Universities Initiative forward

Knight, Anneyce and La Placa, Vincent (2013) Healthy Universities: taking the University of Greenwich Healthy Universities Initiative forward. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 51 (1). pp. 41-49. ISSN 1463-5240 (Print), 2164-9545 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/14635240.2012.738877)

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Abstract

This paper aims to use and expand on the important work of the Healthy Universities' approach within higher education and the role the University can have in promoting health and well-being among staff, students and the local community. It focuses upon what we perceive to be important policy and practice developments to take forward the University of Greenwich Healthy Universities' pilot initiative (part of the national strategy). It sets out the background to the national Healthy Universities' strategy within the settings-based approach and briefly outlines the University of Greenwich Healthy Universities' pilot initiative; it then proceeds to outline three distinct but connected social and policy contexts that can be argued for to take forward and embed the initiative within the University. First, we focus on developments in current government policy, which emphasise the need to include concepts of health and well-being throughout policy and practice as a strategic and outcome tool. Second, we locate the initiative within ideas around community action and engagement, emphasising the need for it to be embedded locally; and third, we locate the local initiative within the wider setting of global and technological changes to strengthen the case for continued development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: wellbeing, Healthy Universities, settings based health promotion, community action, community engagement
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:22
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8951

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