College & University WellSpot benchmarks

College & University Benchmarks

Colleges and universities have a great opportunity to make the healthy choice the easy choice for students and staff by doing things like adopting a 100% tobacco-free campus policy, offering worksite wellness programming for staff, and offering free or low cost health and wellness resources to students. 

To learn more about the benchmarks for college and university WellSpots and to get your college or university moving Well-Ahead, take the college and university assessment

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College/University WellSpot Benchmarks

All college and university WellSpots must be designated tobacco-free locations. In addition to being tobacco-free, colleges and universities may meet additional wellness benchmarks.

Level Three

Level Two

Level One

  • Tobacco-free policy
  • Two additional benchmarks of choice
  • Tobacco-free policy
  • Five additional benchmarks of choice
  • Tobacco-free policy
  • All benchmarks met
Benchmarks Documentation/Verification
Comprehensive tobacco-free policy Copy of policy

RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTATION
Tobacco cessation coverage within employee health plans Copy of health plan benefits or health plan promotional materials
Promotion of the Louisiana Tobacco Quitline or another approved cessation service organization Written description or pictures of ways in which the LA Tobacco Quitline or other service is promoted

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Designation as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace or Champion  Well-Ahead LA will verify this benchmark is met with the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition. 

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Worksite Wellness Program - Beginning Implementation 
The first steps in beginning a worksite wellness program are gaining support from management, determining who will lead the program, and planning an initial assessment of your employees to determine current health habits and interests.
 
  • Letter from management indicating support for a worksite wellness program
  • Name of the designated staff person to lead the program
  • Brief description of worksite/employee assessments planned, in progress, or completed

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Worksite Wellness Program - Partial Implementation
Once you’ve assessed your employees, you will develop a work plan of activities or programs to encourage healthy behaviors surrounding physical activity, nutrition, and mental health. 

Copy of work plan OR calendar of events reflective of assessment results. 

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Worksite Wellness Program - Full Implementation
Now that you have a plan, you’ll continue to encourage and motivate your employees as you implement the plan. After a year, you’ll do a post-assessment to evaluate the impact of your program.

Description of annual program evaluation plan or copy of annual evaluation results.

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5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! Healthy Workplaces

Written description or pictures of at least two ways in which the 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! Healthy Workplaces’ message is promoted to employees.

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At least 50% of vending items or provided snack options meet the healthy vending guidelines.

Inventory of vending machine or snack options from vendor (with nutritional information if available) OR picture of vending machine (if nutritional information is posted on the machine).

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 Student Health and Wellness Services

Documentation of at least three health/wellness offerings to students

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