Vision Into Action (VIA) is based on the ACHA Standards of Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education (SPHPHE). It is designed to be a practical tool with two distinct yet interrelated functions – professional development and program development.
The professional development component of this website guides individuals through a process of assessment and development of an action plan based on the SPHPHE. The program development component provides a parallel process, which allows departments to assess their current organizational capacities for incorporating the SPHPHE into their health promotion practices. VIA also provides key resources, case studies, tools, and downloads to help you implement your action plan and communicate the purpose and function of health promotion to students, faculty, staff, and other campus constituencies.
The choice is yours to wield VIA to improve individual health promotion skills and competencies; to implement it with a health promotion department; or to use it with a multidisciplinary team, a larger group of student affairs professionals engaged in health promotion, a campus and community coalition, or an entire institution. We challenge you to put your “vision into action.”