Healthy University Initiative - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Health Promoting University Framework

The University of the Sunshine Coast is committed to operating under the World Health Organisation Health Promoting Universities framework and is guided by the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting University and Colleges.

In its role as employer and educator for some 1,200 staff and 18,000 students, USC acknowledges its contribution to helping to promote health and wellbeing to this large and diverse community.

USC is committed to creating healthy working and learning environments for staff and students. We have a range of health and wellbeing initiatives aligned to the Okanagan Charter action areas and offer opportunities for USC staff and students to collaborate, coordinate, and participate in health promoting activities and projects.

Current activities aligned to Okanagan Charter action areas
Strengthen community action
Health promotion research, teaching and training
Partnerships for health promotion
  • Referral officers for North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health
  • GP partnership for services delivery 
  • Guild Market Day health promotion stalls: eg Headspace, QAHC, Relationships Australia, Cancer Council, Family Planning 
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