Healthy Campus 2010 establishes national college health objectives and serves as a basis for developing plans to improve student health. The ACHA manual, Healthy Campus: Making It Happen, is a companion document to Healthy People 2010, the nationwide health promotion and disease agenda, and similarly, was developed through a broad consultation process built on the best scientific knowledge.
Counseling & Health Services uses Healthy Campus: Making It Happen in conjunction with National College Health Assessment data to identify strategic goals that will positively impact the health of SVSU students.
In Febrary 2012, The Student Counseling Center conducted the National College Health Assessment (NCHA). A random sample of 4,000 students received invitation to complete the survey and we had over 700 surveys completed.
This data is useful in determining the health behavior trends of the SVSU student population and how they compare to the national average.