Vision Into Action (VIA) animates the American College Health Association (ACHA) Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education, Third Edition through the recommendation of tools, strategies, and action steps to assist health promotion professionals, supervisors, senior administrators, and others in translating the SPHPHE to practice.
- Entry-level and seasoned health promotion professionals can use VIA to assess and stimulate development of their own health promotion competencies.
- Supervisors of health promotion departments can use VIA to assess and advance the rigor of their health promotion initiatives and services and encourage professional development among their staff.
- Senior administrators can use VIA to communicate the purpose and function of health promotion to students, faculty, staff, and other campus and community constituencies.
Health promotion in higher education is by design a collaborative and collective campus effort. The SPHPHE and VIA do not specify a structure or services for any one functional area within the academy; rather, they document the quality requirements essential to sound health promotion practice for a wide range of campus professionals.