Background: Due to the continued rise of chronic conditions and unhealthy lifestyle choices, more innovative and evidence-based practices are needed for students, faculty and staff to improve population health outcomes and enhance overall well-being. Aim: The purpose of this paper is to inform academic health promotion professionals of key strategies to consider in order to create cultures of wellness on their college campuses. Methods: A review of the existing literature was conducted. Results: The most current evidence-based practices to create a culture of wellness are discussed. Conclusions: Institutions of higher education have an opportunity to create campus cultures that foster health and well-being. The time is now for enacting change to create, improve, or sustain cultures of wellness within campus communities.
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Amaya, M., Donegan, T., Conner, D., Edwards, J., & Gipson, C. (2019). Creating a Culture of Wellness: A Call to Action for Higher Education, Igniting Change in Academic Institutions. Building Healthy Academic Communities Journal, 3 (2) https://doi.org/10.18061/bhac.v3i2.7117