Individual Assessment

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Please use the following scale for all questions:

  • 4 = Very experienced
  • 3 = Experienced
  • 2 = Developing Experience
  • 1 = Minimal Experience
  • 0 = No experience

Standard 1. Alignment with the Missions of Higher Education

Effective practice of health promotion in higher education requires professionals to align health promotion initiatives with the missions of institutions of higher education. Please rate your level of experience with the objectives of Standard 1.

    1.1. Develop a strategic plan for health promotion that supports the unique missions and values of the institution of higher education. 0 1 2 3 4
    1.2. Design health promotion initiatives that support student success as defined by the institution of higher education. 0 1 2 3 4
    1.3. Disseminate research that demonstrates the effect of individual health behaviors and environmental health behaviors on student success. 0 1 2 3 4
    1.4. Advocate for health as a core value of the institution of higher education. 0 1 2 3 4

Standard 2. Socioecological-Based Practice

Effective practice of health promotion in higher education requires professionals to understand and apply a socioecological approach. Please rate your level of experience with the objectives of Standard 2.

    2.1. Review professional literature on socioecological planning models. 0 1 2 3 4
    2.2. Examine and address campus and community health issues at all levels of the socioecological model — intrapersonal, interpersonal, institutional, community, and public policy. 0 1 2 3 4
    2.3. Focus primarily on transforming the campus and community environments through population-level initiatives. 0 1 2 3 4
    2.4. Build upon the inter-relationships and interdependencies among the members and systems of the campus and community. 0 1 2 3 4
    2.5. Advocate for campus, local, state, and national policies that address campus and community health. 0 1 2 3 4

Standard 3. Collaborative Practice

Effective practice of health promotion in higher education requires professionals to engage and collaborate with interdisciplinary partners. Please rate your level of experience with the objectives of Standard 3.

    3.1. Advocate for a shared vision of health as the responsibility of all campus and community members. 0 1 2 3 4
    3.2. Seek and cultivate interdisciplinary campus and community partnerships that advance health promotion initiatives. 0 1 2 3 4
    3.3. Identify and mobilize stakeholders for collective action to create health promoting environments. 0 1 2 3 4
    3.4. Utilize campus and community resources that maximize the reach and effectiveness of health promotion initiatives. 0 1 2 3 4

Standard 4. Cultural Competency

Effective practice of health promotion in higher education requires professionals to demonstrate cultural competency and inclusivity. Please rate your level of experience with the objectives of Standard 4.

    4.1. Acknowledge and understand the social, cultural, political, and economic disparities that influence health. 0 1 2 3 4
    4.2. Design health promotion initiatives that are proactive, responsive, and sensitive to the needs and preferences of a diverse and changing population. 0 1 2 3 4
    4.3. Design health promotion initiatives that are guided by values of cultural inclusion, respect, equality, and equity. 0 1 2 3 4
    4.4. Create opportunities to further understanding of the connections between culture, identity, and social justice as determinants of health. 0 1 2 3 4

Standard 5. Theory-Based Practice

Effective practice of health promotion in higher education requires professionals to understand and apply accepted theoretical frameworks and planning models that address individual and community health. Please rate your level of experience with the objectives of Standard 5.

    5.1. Review professional literature from interdisciplinary sources on theoretical frameworks and planning models. 0 1 2 3 4
    5.2. Design and implement health promotion initiatives that are guided by accepted theoretical frameworks and planning models. 0 1 2 3 4
    5.3. Evaluate whether theories are successfully realized in program activities and expected results are achieved. 0 1 2 3 4

Standard 6. Evidence-Informed Practice

Effective practice of health promotion in higher education requires professionals to understand and use evidence to inform health promotion initiatives. Please rate your level of experience with the objectives of Standard 6.

    6.1. Review published research on health promotion initiatives with demonstrated efficacy. 0 1 2 3 4
    6.2. Conduct population-based assessments of health status, needs, and assets. 0 1 2 3 4
    6.3. Conduct environmental assessments of campus and community health needs and resources. 0 1 2 3 4
    6.4. Develop measurable goals and objectives for health promotion initiatives. 0 1 2 3 4
    6.5. Implement evidence-based health promotion initiatives with fidelity to maximize effectiveness. 0 1 2 3 4
    6.6. Use accepted quantitative and qualitative methods for assessment and program evaluation. 0 1 2 3 4
    6.7. Disseminate program evaluation results to campus and community stakeholders. 0 1 2 3 4

Standard 7. Continuing Professional Development and Service

Effective practice of health promotion in higher education requires professionals to engage in on-going professional development and service to the field. Please rate your level of experience with the objectives of Standard 7.

    7.1. Apply ethical principles to the practice of health promotion. 0 1 2 3 4
    7.2. Participate regularly in professional development. 0 1 2 3 4
    7.3. Assist others in developing required competencies for effective health promotion practice. 0 1 2 3 4
    7.4. Contribute professionally to the field. 0 1 2 3 4

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