Program Assessment

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Please use the following scale for all questions:

  • 4 = Well-done or well-established process
  • 3 = Moderately well-done or well-established process
  • 2 = Minimally well-done or minimally established process
  • 1 = Poorly done or process in development
  • 0 = No, not done or not in place

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.

    Our health promotion staff is familiar with their university’s mission and values. 0 1 2 3 4
    Our health promotion staff is knowledgeable about the links between health status and student success. 0 1 2 3 4
    Our program articulates the link between health and student success to campus stakeholders. 0 1 2 3 4
    Our program designs and implements health promotion initiatives that support student success. 0 1 2 3 4
    Our health promotion staff is able to articulate how individual health behaviors and environmental factors influence student success. 0 1 2 3 4
    Our program regularly disseminates information about the influence of individual health behaviors on student success. 0 1 2 3 4
    Our program regularly disseminates information about the influence of environmental factors on student success. 0 1 2 3 4
    Our program leadership and health promotion staff regularly provides information to administrators, faculty and staff about the relationship of health to a successful institution. 0 1 2 3 4
    Our program leadership advocates for promotion of health to be included in guiding documents. 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.

    Our health promotion staff is familiar with the literature on socioecological planning models. 0 1 2 3 4
    Our program uses the socioecological model as a foundation for the program’s scope of work. 0 1 2 3 4
    Our program has implemented initiatives across all levels for priority health objectives. 0 1 2 3 4
    Our program assesses gaps in efforts across all levels and takes steps to identify and adopt strategies to fill those gaps. 0 1 2 3 4
    Our program balances focus on intrapersonal level initiatives with an equal or greater investment in institutional, community and policy-level initiatives. 0 1 2 3 4
    Our health promotion staff is skilled at developing and implementing population-level initiatives (e.g., social marketing campaigns, changing institutional practices, environmental management). 0 1 2 3 4
    Our program leadership and health promotion staff view the campus and community as entities that shape health behavior and status. 0 1 2 3 4
    Our program strategically creates and sustains relationships with members of the campus and community to advance program goals and objectives. 0 1 2 3 4
    Our program leads or participates in coalitions to address health issues that benefit from a coordinated community response. 0 1 2 3 4
    Our program identifies opportunities to advocate for campus, local, state, and national policies that address campus and community health. 0 1 2 3 4
    Our program receives adequate support from campus administrators to advocate for campus, local, state, and national policies that address campus and community health. 0 1 2 3 4
    Our program develops effective strategies to 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.

      Our program leadership and health promotion staff regularly provides information to administrators, faculty and staff about the relationship of health to a successful institution. 0 1 2 3 4
      Our program leadership and health promotion staff has established channels of communication to engage campus and community members in dialogue about health. 0 1 2 3 4
      Our program regularly and strategically seeks out innovative ways to involve new campus partners in initiatives. 0 1 2 3 4
      Our program regularly and strategically seeks out innovative ways to involve new community partners in initiatives. 0 1 2 3 4
      Our program maintains strong relationships with current partners. 0 1 2 3 4
      Our program regularly involves students in developing and implementing health promoting environments. 0 1 2 3 4
      Our program regularly involves faculty and staff in developing and implementing health promoting environments. 0 1 2 3 4
      Our program regularly involves community members in developing and implementing health promoting environments. 0 1 2 3 4
      Our program develops initiatives based on information obtained from needs assessments. 0 1 2 3 4
      Our program utilizes social and other digital media to maximize the reach and effectiveness of its initiatives. 0 1 2 3 4
      Our program has a Web site that is maintained and updated on a regular basis. 0 1 2 3 4
      Our program works collaboratively with other university and community programs and marketing efforts to cross-promote 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.

        Our program leadership and health promotion staff regularly provides information to administrators, faculty and staff about the impact of health disparities on retention and success at academic institutions 0 1 2 3 4
        Our program regularly provides and/or supports cultural competency training to all program staff, including students affiliated with our program. 0 1 2 3 4
        Our program conducts needs assessments regarding the needs and preferences of a diverse and changing population in relation to our program initiatives. 0 1 2 3 4
        Our program applies the findings from needs assessments regarding the needs and preferences of a diverse and changing population to our program initiatives. 0 1 2 3 4
        Our program’s mission statement and values reflect and/or are congruent with values of cultural inclusion, respect, equality, and equity. 0 1 2 3 4
        Our program designs and implements health promotion initiatives that are guided by values of cultural inclusion, respect, equality, and equity. 0 1 2 3 4
        Our program facilitates opportunities to further understanding of the connections between culture, identity, and social justice as determinants of health. 0 1 2 3 4
        Our program’s values and work align with the concept and practice of social justice. 0 1 2 3 4
        Our health promotion program ensures physical and program access for persons with disabilities. 0 1 2 3 4
        Our health promotion program recognizes the special needs of distance learning students and may assist them in gaining access to services and resources in their locality. 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.

          Our health promotion staff regularly researches and reviews the professional literature from interdisciplinary sources on theoretical frameworks and planning models. 0 1 2 3 4
          Our health promotion staff designs and implements robust health promotion initiatives that are guided by accepted theoretical frameworks and planning models. 0 1 2 3 4
          Our health promotion staff limits, redirects and/or phases out activities that are not guided by accepted theoretical frameworks and planning models. 0 1 2 3 4
          Our health promotion staff regularly evaluates whether theories are successfully realized in program activities and expected results are achieved. 0 1 2 3 4
          Our program documents achieved impacts and outcomes and reports results to campus and community stakeholders. 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.

            Our program regularly conducts literature review and formative research on health promotion initiatives with demonstrated efficacy. 0 1 2 3 4
            Our program regularly identifies or creates promising practices when evidence-informed strategies are not available. 0 1 2 3 4
            Our program has the necessary leadership and fiscal and human resources to conduct population-based assessments of health status, needs, and assets. 0 1 2 3 4
            Our program regularly implements and analyzes population-based assessments of health status, needs and assets (e.g., NCHA-ACHA II, CORE Survey). 0 1 2 3 4
            Our health promotion staff has the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct environmental assessments of campus and community health needs and resources. 0 1 2 3 4
            Our program regularly designs, conducts, and analyzes environmental assessments of campus and community health needs and resources (e.g., environmental scanning). 0 1 2 3 4
            Our program regularly sets measurable goals and objectives for health promotion initiatives. 0 1 2 3 4
            Our program monitors and documents its health promotion initiatives to assess both immediate and sustained change. 0 1 2 3 4
            Our health promotion staff is skilled in using accepted quantitative and qualitative methods for assessment and program evaluation. 0 1 2 3 4
            Our program uses accepted quantitative and qualitative methods for assessment and program evaluation. 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.

              Our health promotion staff is aware of and practices within the scope of the Code of Ethics for the Health Education Profession. 0 1 2 3 4
              Our health promotion program orients new staff regarding professional ethics and institution-specific ethics policies and procedures. 0 1 2 3 4
              Our health promotion program staff work within the scope of their training and expertise. 0 1 2 3 4
              Our health promotion staff regularly participates in relevant professional development opportunities. 0 1 2 3 4
              Our health promotion staff attains and maintains their respective licensures and/or credentials. 0 1 2 3 4
              Our health promotion staff has the appropriate professional training, education, and competency in delivering theory-based and evidence-informed practice to be able to guide other professionals in strengthening their health promotion skills. 0 1 2 3 4
              Our program regularly trains and supervises undergraduate and/or graduate students to appropriately assist with meeting program goals and objectives. 0 1 2 3 4
              Our health promotion staff is actively involved (beyond membership) with local, state, regional and/or national professional organizations. 0 1 2 3 4
              Our health promotion staff regularly present at local, state, and national conferences. 0 1 2 3 4
              Our program seeks out opportunities to advance health promotion practice in higher education. 0 1 2 3 4

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