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Who We Are

A network of changemakers working to align existing initiatives and integrate well-being into every aspect of life at UConn.

Much of the Coalition's orientation has been informed by the Okanagan Charter, which was developed in 2015 at the International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges.  Written collaboratively by health promotion scholars and practitioners from 45 different countries, the document calls upon post-secondary schools to embed health into all aspects of campus culture and to lead health promotion action and collaboration locally and globally. At its core, the Okanagan Charter outlines that to leverage universities as sites for the promotion of health, well-being must be an institutional value woven into the very fabric of the campus environment, policies, culture, and services. This work is connected to a larger movement through the US Health Promoting Campuses Network.

What is Well-being?

Well-being is a political choice. It is the outcome of the policies, institutions, economies and ecosystems in which people live. It requires a whole-of society approach involving action across all levels, stakeholders and sectors, from communities and within organizations to regional and national government.

World Health Organization Geneva Charter, 2022


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