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CHAW | Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness

Center for Health Advocacy & Wellness


Mission, Vision, & Values

In 2016, the Health Promotion department changed its name to the Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness (CHAW) which more adequately reflects the focus of the department. Primary prevention efforts will continue to include power-based personal violence, high risk behaviors (alcohol, tobacco and other drug use,) and eating disorders; while advocating for students to make healthy decisions related to nutrition, wellness, sexual health and relationships.

We advocate for the health and wellbeing of the Florida State community through education, coalition building, and policy reform. CHAW is dedicated to utilizing evidence and theory based principles to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs, events, and initiatives as part of a comprehensive health and wellness prevention program.

Mission

The Center for Health Advocacy & Wellness promotes a collaborative campus culture rooted in well-being and resilience.

Vision

A dedicated campus community that is enhanced and empowered by innovative health promotion standards of practice.

Values

Diversity and Inclusion (Inclusivity)

We embrace diversity and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive environment in all of our decisions to ensure the best outcome for faculty, staff and students involved.

Student Development

We facilitate the development of life and leadership skills through experimental opportunities. We advocate for students individually and systematically by developing policies, programs and services that are student-centered.

Integrity

We value honesty, transparency, and hold each other accountable for cultivating a workplace that respects, supports, and appreciates the uniqueness of all.

Innovation

We strive to create an environment that encourages forward thinking, accepts grand challenges, and takes informed risks. We believe that the combination of best practices, creativity, and originality can improve the overall well-being of our campus.

Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education

We follow the American College Health Associations' Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education that include:

  1. Alignment with the Missions of Higher Education
  2. Socioecological-Based Practice
  3. Collaborative Practice
  4. Cultural Competency
  5. Theory Based Practice
  6. Evidence-Informed Practice and
  7. Continuing Professional Development and Service.


Division of Student Affairs at Florida State University

University Health Services
Health and Wellness Center
960 Learning Way
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306

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