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Healthy Knights 2020

HK2020 is a comprehensive initiative led by Student Development and Enrollment Services to enhance the health, wellness and safety of UCF students, faculty and staff. The initiative sets long-term goals and objectives (for the year 2020) that we hope to achieve through the help of our subcommittee members (staff, faculty and students). The initiative is a collaborative effort across SDES and is being coordinated by Wellness and Health Promotion Services. Committee members come from almost all SDES departments and further recruitment of students and faculty members is still underway.

The initiative is a collaborative effort across the division being coordinated by Wellness and Health Promotion Services. Committee members come from almost all SDES departments and further recruitment of student and faculty representation is still underway.

In addition to an interdepartmental Advisory Group, committees have been established to address the following goals:

  • Nutrition and physical activity
    1. Increase the percentage of students who are at a healthy weight.

    2. Increase fruit and vegetable consumption.

  • Tobacco use
    1. Reduce the initiation of tobacco use by UCF students.

    2. Reduce cigarette smoking.

  • Sleep
    1. Increase public knowledge of the importance of adequate sleep and treatment of sleeping disorders to improve health, academic performance, productivity, and safety.

  • Substance Use
    1. Reduce high-risk drinking, and other drug-related harms to UCF students.

  • Social determinants of health and health disparities among sub-populations of students
    1. Increase access to culturally relevant preventive health education, health care and service delivery for marginalized and under served student populations.

  • Sexual health
    1. Increase access to, and utilization of, HIV testing and risk-reduction counseling.

    2. Decrease unintended pregnancy among UCF students.

    3. Reduce the rates of STI’s among UCF students.

  • Injury and Violence prevention
    1. Reduce the incidence of violence experienced by UCF students.

  • Mental health and Mental Disorders
    1. Reduce suicide attempts by UCF students.

    2. Reduce the proportion of UCF students that engage in disordered eating behaviors.

    3. Reduce the proportion of persons that experience major depressive episodes.

    4. Reduce the proportion of persons who experience elevated levels of social and generalized anxiety.

Students and faculty with an interest in getting involved with this initiative should contact staff listed in the contact section of this site.

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