Amanda Tapler and Resa Walch awarded American College Health Foundation grant
The grant is for the project titled "Jumpstarting a Multi-Year Health Promotion Project through Connections and Collaborations."
Amanda Tapler, a senior lecturer and chair of the Department of Health and Human Performance, and Resa Walch, a senior lecturer in the Department of Health and Human Performance, were awarded a $3,000 ACHF Healthy Campus 2020 grant from the American College Health Foundation for the project, "Jumpstarting a Multi-Year Health Promotion Project through Connections and Collaborations."
The grant will help begin the implementation of a five-year multilevel intervention that emphasizes a specific health concern each year utilizing health promotion strategies, including an investigation of social and environmental factors that influence the selected health issues. The project seeks to create a sustainable curricular and cocurricular plan that fosters positive outcomes linked specifically to sleep, stress, suicide and suicide ideation, body image and high-risk alcohol consumption.
This grant will provide an opportunity to ignite a significant, sustainable health promotion initiative in a supportive environment based on what is known about health concerns specific to the Elon student population and Healthy Campus 2020.