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HealthEU is a broad initiative to connect students, faculty and staff with the resources they need to support their health and well-being.
Elon University kicked off the academic year with the launch of HealthEU, a comprehensive initiative to support the health and well-being of students, faculty and staff.
HealthEU provides access to resources, educational tools and support for all members of the university community to foster personal health values they can rely on long after they leave university. This effort includes a robust website (www.elon.edu/healtheu). This website is continually updated with new resources to help connect students, faculty and staff with health and wellness opportunities.
“Individual and community health and well-being are increasingly important to all members of the university community. “HealthEU is designed to connect students, faculty, and staff with a wide range of resources that Elon now owns and will continue to build over the next few years. It’s a comprehensive effort to foster relationships, engagement.”
HealthEU is rooted in Elon’s Boldy Elon 10-Year Strategic Plan, launched in Spring 2020. Included in his Thrive theme of the plan, the HealthEU initiative was developed with the goal of Elon serving as a national model for programs, research and dialogue that promotes resilience. , affiliation, and all aspects of an individual’s health over a lifetime.
The first work leading up to the launch of HealthEU predates the launch of Boldly Elon. Elon began a renewed focus on health and well-being, starting with the Presidential Task Force on Social Affairs and Out-of-Class Engagement, continuing with the Student Health and Well-Being Workgroup and the JED Campus Project.
These commitments are reflected in HealthEU’s six dimensions that address the well-being of the whole person. The six dimensions are:
- community well-being
- emotional well-being
- financial well-being
- physical health
- purpose happiness
- social welfare
HealthEU promotes positive physical and mental health and promotes the ‘Act-Belong-Commit’ framework adopted by the university in 2019. happiness and mental health.
A “for you, for us, for our community” model, HealthEU has a visual identity that helps students, faculty, and staff recognize how to use its resources. It contains. At the heart of its identity is the lotus flower, a symbol of resilience in many cultures. The lotus root lies beneath the water, and its stem penetrates through the mud to bloom just above the surface of the water.
The new HealthEU website is a convenient tool for connecting to various services under the HealthEU umbrella. Each dimension has its own searchable database of various initiatives, events, and educational resources to help students, faculty, and staff improve health and well-being in their field.
This website also contains the latest news and updates on health and well-being on campus, as well as a list of upcoming HealthEU events.
Also new this year, the university has extended and expanded its partnership with TimelyCare, a student service that provides support 7 days a week, 365 days a year from anywhere in the United States. Students provided overwhelmingly positive feedback for his TimelyCare pilot service for the 2021-22 academic year, with over 1,000 Elon students accessing the service.
New services offered this year are scheduled counseling, wellness coaching, group sessions, and access to psychiatric services. These services are provided in addition to existing face-to-face services provided at no user fee through the University’s Counseling Services and Student Health Services. Students can learn more about her TimelyCare and create a free account here.
The HealthEU initiative will continue to grow over the next few years as Elon further accomplishes the goals outlined in Boldly Elon’s Thrive theme. The university is moving forward with plans for an expanded community wellness, recreation, and health center in the heart of the campus that will likely include the construction of new facilities.
Supporting HeathEU’s efforts are members of the Council on Health and Wellbeing.
- Jeanette AlquinalMedical Director of Student Health Services and University Physician
- Anne BlockDean, Professor of Education and Director of Teacher Education, Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education
- Stacey DooleyAssociate Dean of Career and Student Development, Elon Law
- Marcus ElliottDirector of the Odyssey Program
- Jenny Gonzalesinterior designer
- Anita HodnettDirector of Counseling Services
- Cathy HarrisonFaculty Health and Wellness Clinic Manager
- Rene JacksonAssociate Director of Career Services for Graduate Programs, and Director of PACE Programs
- caroline ketchumProfessor of Exercise Science
- Susan KirklandVice President of Finance and Administration
- Daniel LakeDirector of Design Thinking, Associate Professor
- Larry MelingerDirector of Campus Recreation and Wellness
- Paul MillerVice President of Academic Excellence and Operations, Professor of Exercise Science
- Silvia MunozAssociate Dean of Students, Director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity Education
- Melissa MurfinAssociate Professor, Research Coordinator, and Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Physician Assistant Research Program, Director of Educational Strategy for the School of Health Sciences
- roseley papandrea taylorDeputy Director of University Communications for Admissions Communications
- Jana Lynn PattersonVice President for Student Life, Dean of Student Affairs, Assistant Professor
- brandy prostDirector of Elon 1010, Assistant Director of Academic Advising
- Kelly SchumannVice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer
- Jeff SteinVice President of Strategic Initiatives and Assistant Professor of English
- Amanda TaplerSenior Lecturer in Public Health
- Joshua TillotsonCaptain, Campus Safety and Police
- Paul TonsuriDirector of Student Care and Outreach
- Charlotte WilliamsDeputy Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness for Student Health
- Cathy ZigaInterim Director of Academic Advising