Derived from the Healthy Campus initiative, NYU National College Health Assessment data, and with input from University stakeholders, LiveWellNYU has identified 10 priority areas that meet the following criteria: highly prevalent impediments to academic and student success; determinants of future preventable chronic disease; that which is proven amenable to intervention and public action; and can be best addressed through coordinated action by University partnerships.
The LiveWellNYU advisory committees have established a set of indicators and evidence-informed or theory-based recommendations for each priority area.
Recommendations and Actions
LiveWellNYU – based on a comprehensive, ecological approach – supports recommendations that address the complex determinants of health in various capacities. Factors that influence health do not operate in isolation; they often intersect or work synergistically. With this in mind, LiveWellNYU establishes recommendations for each priority area which seek to improve health and wellness through three distinct types of interventions:
- Prevention, Access and Quality: Advancing evidence-based preventive practices, enriching healthcare services that are of highest quality, and assuring that each NYU student has access to the means to live a healthy life
- Health Promotion: Empowering NYU students with the education, tools, and resources to achieve their best possible health and improve the overall health of the University+
- Policies and Guidelines: Enhancing existing and developing new NYU policies, guidelines, and protocols to facilitate change in the environmental and social conditions that affect student health