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Campus Wellbeing Collaborative

Effort to coordinate campus-wide health and wellbeing initiatives

Health and wellbeing groups from across the University of Delaware campus have united to form the “Campus Wellbeing Collaborative.” The Collaborative’s goal is to ensure that all of the health and wellbeing needs are met on campus — both for students and employees. Campus partners include Employee Health and Wellbeing; Student Health Services; Healthy HENS; Student Wellness and Health Promotion; Athletics and Recreation; and STAR Health.

The partnership will lay the groundwork for improved coordination on major initiatives.

“All of our areas are tasked with health and wellbeing initiatives, but we need to work more closely together and reduce confusion on what group to turn to for which program,” said Elizabeth Finkle, director of Employee Health and Wellbeing. “If you look at all of partners, there’s an extremely wide-ranging scope of expertise that can make existing programs and new ideas more successful.”

Upcoming initiatives

Fit Fest

  • Summary: UD students and employees are invited to free fitness classes — including yoga, Pilates, karate and cycle, snacks and body fat testing. Shirts will be awarded to the first 50 participants each hour. View a formal schedule of events.

  • Date: Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Location: Carpenter Sports Building (Little Bob)

Homecoming 5K

  • Summary: Lace up your sneakers for a run through South Campus. The fast and flat course weaves through the Nelson Athletic Complex and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Learn more and register.

  • Date: Wednesday, Oct. 18 – Registration opens at 4:30 p.m.; race starts at 5:30

  • Location: Delaware Stadium

STAR Health – Conversations on Healthcare, Wellbeing and Prevention

  • Summary: Speakers and panelists will educate participants on a variety of topics with perspectives from industry leaders. The series runs throughout the 2017-2018 academic year is open to the general public, University of Delaware employees and students. Learn more and register.

  • Dates:

    • Oct. 26 – Anxiety, health and heart disease

    • Dec. 5 – A patient-centered comprehensive healthcare team

    • Mar. 8 – Is this just a phase? Supporting the journey from childhood to adulthood

    • Apr. 26 – From stable to flourishing, redefining “good health”

    • July 12 – Lessons learned: A disastrous day of a patient

  • Location: STAR Health Sciences Complex

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