Linnan, Laura; Brooks, Ashley; Haws, Susan; Benedict, Salli; Birken, Ben; French, Elizabeth; Gizlice, Ziya; Britt, Ashley
June 2010
American Journal of Health Studies;2010, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p86
Academic Journal
Eighty-one percent of the Presidents from the 59 campus North Carolina Community College System completed a brief survey to assess interest and current status of worksite health promotion programs. Campus tours were conducted at a convenience sample of six campuses using interviews, checklists, and environmental scans. Data were summarized using descriptive statistics. Only 27% of campuses had a wellness program in place. Campus Presidents affirmed high interest and a good fit between wellness programs and college mission. Possible barriers included limited access to healthy foods; variable access to fitness facilities; and, the challenge of accommodating part-time employees employed at geographically dispersed locations.


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