Amanda Tapler and Resa Walch receive American College Health Foundation Grant

Amanda Tapler, senior lecturer and chair of the Department of Health and Human Performance, and Resa Walch, senior lecturer in the Department of Health and Human Performance, were awarded a $3,000 grant from the American College Health Foundation for their project “Jumpstarting a Multi-Year Health Promotion Project through Connections and Collaborations.”

The grant funds will allow them to begin the implementation of a five-year multi-level 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. They hope to create a sustainable curricular and co-curricular plan that fosters positive Healthy Campus 2020 outcomes linked specifically to sleep, stress, suicide and suicide ideation, body image, and high risk alcohol consumption.