Student Wellness

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AccessIncrease availability of Student Wellness services by adding a .75 FTE staff member. Hire and on-board a .75 FTE Student Wellness Program SpecialistStudents will have an increased awareness of SW servicesThe number of unique students who engage with trackable services at SW and SHC will be tracked and compared to previous years. Midyear: A .75 FTE program specialist was hired in September. His presence has made a significant difference in our schedule availability and workload capacity, though it was quickly evident that 30 hours per week was not sufficient. After evaluating our budget, we were able to move him up to 1 FTE as of January 1, 2020. Year End: This goal was accomplished by Midyear; see use of results for additional information. The addition of a second professional staff member allowed Student Wellness to reach 902 students more than the previous academic year.
AccessThe WSU-Davis SHC space will be activated with an increased SW presence.SW will provide some service and outreach programming 1-2x/wk.The number of students who interact with SW and SHC at Davis Campus will increase. The number of unique students who engage with trackable services at SW and SHC will be tracked.Midyear: The Student Wellness Coordinator has been available at least 4 hours per week at the Davis SHC and students have had the ability to schedule individual wellness consultations with her at that location since September 2019. Zero students have utilized this service opportunity. Year End: The Student Wellness Program Coordinator was available two days per week, four hours per day at the Davis Campus from January to March. Zero students utilized this service. Student Wellness maintained a presence at Davis Campus for a minimum of four hours per week throughout fall and spring semester. No students requested our services at Davis Campus over this time. Based on these results, we will need to consider the best means of providing services to the students of Davis Campus.
LearningIncrease student awareness of the prevalence and associated danger of opiate abuse. Incorporate opiate component to the ASAP workshop; participate in the WSU Opiate Awareness Week. Students will have an increased knowledge of the dangers of opiate abuse and the availability of naloxone. Number of students who attend an ASAP workshop + corresponding pre-post test questions; number of students who interact with our table at the opioid awareness fair. Midyear: We are working on incorporating opiate prevention content into the ASAP workshops. While we feel that this information is incredibly important to include, we don't want the workshop to be longer than it already is. Adding content means removing content elsewhere, so we're trying to decide the best way to do that. Our interns were in attendance at the Opiate Fair in October. They engaged with thirty students, educating about on-campus resources for students who are concerned about their substance use. We were invited to attend this event by a faculty member in the Health Administration program, Frederick Henderson. I have been in contact with Fred for a couple of years, now, and we are consistently looking for ways to collaborate on opiate prevention initiatives. The Health Administration faculty have an opiate prevention committee. Unfortunately, they have restricted membership to within their own college. Fred and I would like to see increased cooperation and collaboration, though that's been difficult to get past. Fred is the recipient of a grant that we were able to tap into to pay for our new Program Specialist, Justin, to attend the NASPA Strategies Conference in New Orleans, LA. Since this grant paid for Justin's attendance, he has now been invited to attend a meeting of the Opiate committee. Hopefully, this will lead to future discussions and partnerships as we would love to have a more collaborative approach to opiate prevention on our campus. Year End: The COVID-19 pandemic derailed our ability to complete this goal by the end of spring semester. We will continue to work on it during the next academic year. Key partnerships were formed with the opiate prevention committee established within the College of Health Professions. We continue to look for ways to incorporate opiate prevention information in Student Wellness programming. The COVID-19 pandemic has postponed progress on this objective, though we will continue to work toward it during the next academic year.
DiversityAssess the Health and Wellness needs of our LGBTQ studentsWork with the LGBT Resource Center and Health Promotion interns to assess student needs and interests; determine what interventions, if applicable, would best suit this population. Health Promotion interns will understand the planning, implementation and evaluation process for developing Health Education programs; Health Promotion interns will understand the concept and applications of health disparities in Health Education. Student Wellness Interns will be assessed at mid-term and end of semester. Midyear: We were fortunate to have a Health Promotion intern for Fall, 2019 who was passionate about LGBTQ health. After meeting with Jayson Stokes from the LGBT Resource Center, consulting with her professors, and some guidance from us, we identified website content as an existing gap. Sexual health materials tend to be hetero-normative, so it was important to all of us involved that the content created be inclusive of all sexual and gender identities. We are currently in the process of reviewing the content our intern created, editing it for brevity and prioritizing content. We'll work closely with the LGBT resource and Women's centers to come up with a finished product that we all feel comfortable with. Year End: The COVID-19 pandemic required us to rapidly shift our focus to adapt our services and meet student needs. As such, this goal was postponed until we are able to dedicate our attention to it. Our fall semester intern was able to conduct research and provide a foundation for sexual health website content. This content will be refined with our campus partners and posted on our website when completed.