UVA Earns National Healthy Academics Designation for Health and Wellness Program

January 3, 2023 by

Rotunda on a stormy dayThe National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities (BHAC) honored the University of Virginia as the inaugural recipient of its new “Healthy Academics” designation.

The consortium initiated the program to recognize universities and colleges that demonstrate best practices in sustaining wellness cultures and promoting population health and well-being in students, faculty, and staff.

The designation program measures an academic institution’s population health and well-being practices in three key areas: institutional engagement, alignment, and culture; student, faculty and staff population health and well-being; and demonstrated outcomes improvement.

UVA earned gold-level status through the designation measurement process.

“This recognition and distinction from BHAC substantiates our progress toward achieving our vision to be recognized as a national leader of university employee well-being programs and guides us in our pursuit to attain the benchmarks of a healthy academic community. We are honored to be a recipient and remain steadfast in our efforts to deliver resources and opportunities that enable our community members to thrive.” ~Victor Tringali, Manager of employee well-being for the University of Virginia

Article by by Dan Heuchert. Originally published in UVA Today

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