Title

A Design for Active Central Students

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

Topic : Public health educators work to increase the mental, physical, and social health of the population. They do this by planning health interventions for a target audience from the needs found in previous assessments. Precede-Proceed in an eight step model which focuses on planning, implementing, and evaluation a program with the target of an improved quality of life in mind (Green et al 2005). Students in the public health education program at Central Washington University (CWU) are provided a real world experience in planning programs. This builds knowledge, skills and competency as a health professional’s. Students implemented a health intervention to be innovative and creative while focusing on the needs and desires of the target population (their peers). Question : Students in the public health program conducted a health needs assessment of CWU college students in effort to develop an intervention to improve their quality of life. Evidence : Public Health Education students used outcomes from the needs assessment to coordinate a campus wide health fair. The health behavior my group targeted was physical activity because of the multidimensional effects on short and long term health. Conclusion : Our group planned and designed a creative and interactive booth at the health fair. The booth was designed to achieve several objectives; increase knowledge of the physical activity resources on campus, increase awareness of the health benefits of physical activity, and demonstrate alternative ways to be active. Additionally, we designed and held a 5 k dog fun run on the Saturday following the fair.

Poster Number

40

Faculty Mentor(s)

Vanessa Harbour

Additional Mentoring Department

Physical Education, School and Public Health

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A Design for Active Central Students

SURC Ballroom A

Topic : Public health educators work to increase the mental, physical, and social health of the population. They do this by planning health interventions for a target audience from the needs found in previous assessments. Precede-Proceed in an eight step model which focuses on planning, implementing, and evaluation a program with the target of an improved quality of life in mind (Green et al 2005). Students in the public health education program at Central Washington University (CWU) are provided a real world experience in planning programs. This builds knowledge, skills and competency as a health professional’s. Students implemented a health intervention to be innovative and creative while focusing on the needs and desires of the target population (their peers). Question : Students in the public health program conducted a health needs assessment of CWU college students in effort to develop an intervention to improve their quality of life. Evidence : Public Health Education students used outcomes from the needs assessment to coordinate a campus wide health fair. The health behavior my group targeted was physical activity because of the multidimensional effects on short and long term health. Conclusion : Our group planned and designed a creative and interactive booth at the health fair. The booth was designed to achieve several objectives; increase knowledge of the physical activity resources on campus, increase awareness of the health benefits of physical activity, and demonstrate alternative ways to be active. Additionally, we designed and held a 5 k dog fun run on the Saturday following the fair.