2016 Progress Report
Committed to meet guidelines—developed by PHA in collaboration with some of the nation’s leading nutrition, physical activity and campus wellness experts—around nutrition, physical activity, and programming on campus.
“Oakwood University (OU) joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) in 2015. It is a distinct honor to partner with a national organization that seeks to prevent and eradicate childhood obesity. In addition, to be provided with an opportunity to select the individualized initiatives that would frame the progression of our unique health and wellness program, STANDOUT was amazing.
"The PHA Healthier Campus Initiative (HCI) provides a comprehensive evidence-based approach to building, maintaining, and sustaining a robust health and wellness program. Currently, Oakwood University has completed 60 percent of the 23 initiatives that were selected in 2015. With over a year and a half to complete the remaining initiatives, OU is committed to completing these projects before the final submission date in 2018.
"In the area of food /nutrition, five of the ten initiatives have been completed. However, all of the initiatives are in progress. In the area of physical activity and movement, seven of the initiatives have been completed with the remaining areas in progress. Finally, two of the programming initiatives have been completed with the final program pending verification.
"This has been an awesome experience and we look forward to completing the remaining HCI guidelines.”