Healthy Campus Network
- UCSD Police (858) 534- 4357
- Medical Center Security (619) 543-6111
- Counseling and Psychological Svc. (858) 534-3755
- Community Svc Off. Escort (858) 534-9255
- Sexual Assault Resource Ctr. (858) 534-5793
Guiding Principles of
UC San Diego Healthy Campus
Understand that body, mind, and purpose each have the potential to influence the other. Recognize that health and wellness emerge from the interaction of individuals with their physical and social/communal environments.
Reduce Health Inequities
Strive to reduce health inequities by making the UC San Diego community aware of existing health disparities and creating programs and policies to promote and enhance social justice whenever possible.
Respect diversity by understanding that health and wellness are concepts that are defined differently by varying ages, races, ethnicities, religions, socioeconomic classes, and genders.
Foster a high level of wellness by maximizing the resources of UC San Diego and the potential of all community members to support their health and well-being.
Support safety and compassion, enable peace, and foster a sense of inclusion and belonging for all individuals. Intentionally engage and nourish fun and balanced health practices.
Promote Personal Responsibility
Encourage personal responsibility by creating an environment that facilitates healthy living, while ensuring that individuals are free to define health as they choose, including the freedom to decline participation in program offerings.
HCN is a multidisciplinary cross-sector initiative comprised of over 100 partners representing all aspects of university life. HCN has established a robust steering committee and six subcommittees focused on improving outcomes in each of the following dimensions of well-being. These working groups meet monthly to discuss goals and project planning. To read more about the HCN's key accomplishments, partner support, and working group initiatives, click here.
Stairwell Project Makes a Positive Impact
The University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) recently launched a stairwell campaign in an effort to increase physical activity among staff, faculty, and students. UC San Diego Healthy Campus Network (HCN) led the effort with support from Live Well @ Work in the Urey Hall building on campus. The campaign consists of ‘point of decision’ signs displayed near the elevator landing on all six floors in the building with various messages that communicate, “There’s The Stairs.” Additional marketing and promotion efforts included email communications, stress less signage in elevators, and multimedia displays in the building lobby. HCN students also conducted outreach events once a week outside of Urey Hall to promote and encourage stairwell use campus wide with promotional items such as water bottles, healthy snacks, Healthy Campus Network stickers, and educational information.
According to initial data results, there has been an increase in stair usage among staff, faculty, and students since the launch of the stairwell campaign on UC San Diego’s campus in April this year. Stairwell use was tracked daily over 39 weeks using a digital people counter and concluded in June. Preliminary data collection results indicate stairwell use rose on average, 26% percent since the campaign began.
The project is part of a University of California (UC) wide effort to foster a culture of health on each UC campus. The stairwell data collection across all UC campuses will contribute to the largest institutional-wide stairwell intervention study to date. The overall goal of the campaign is to demonstrate that ‘point of decision’ signs increase stairwell use and physical activity, consequently lowering building energy demands. UC San Diego Healthy Campus hopes that data discovered from the project will prompt UC San Diego to expand the scope of the campaign to buildings across campus.
For program funding information, please see Live Well @ Work Initiative.
Click on the above link to view the full report on UC San Diego's Stairwell Campaign initiative, including overview, methods, and results.