Breaking Down Walls to Holistic Wellbeing
Recorded On: 05/11/2022
Student health and wellness issues have become priorities for higher education administrators, faculty, and staff. As professionals, we are called to move away from reactive and siloed programming and instead focus on proactive, collaborative initiatives for our campus communities. The purpose of this program is to present an overview of how both Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky worked collaboratively utilizing the theoretical underpinnings of health promotion and mental health outreach, effective coalition building, as well as, strategic planning to create a campus-wide approach and partnership to address student well-being.
This presentation will highlight the importance of collaborative partnerships between campus partners ranging from academic departments to student affairs. The presenters will briefly describe the process used to onboard unsuspecting campus partnerships that were essential to meet student well-being needs and provide foundational support for multiple campus-wide wellbeing initiatives. In addition to discussing challenges and lessons learned on the two individual campuses, presenters will introduce how their partnership across state lines has helped them continue to sustain and grow in coordinating and enhancing student wellbeing.
As a result of participating in this program, learners will be able to:
- Gain an understanding of the Collective Impact model.
- Describe the importance of connecting to multiple systems outside of traditional wellness partners to decrease health disparities and to create an inclusive environment of belongingness and wellbeing.
- Apply learning and a health equity lens to their individual campus needs.
Competency Domain(s): Programming
Ashley Hinton-Moncer, MPH, M.S
Student Wellness Director
University of Kentucky
Ashley Hinton-Moncer, M.S., MPH currently serves as the Student Wellness Director at the University of Kentucky overseeing the student well-being programming initiatives, the Well Kentucky Campus Coalition, the Collegiate Recovery Community, and Koru Mindfulness and Meditation. Ashley also serves as the co-chair for the NASPA Wellness and Health Promotion Knowledge Community serving on the NASPA Strategies planning committee as a representative from the Knowledge Community. Ashley is a certified wellness coach working in partnership to help establish a strong Student Success Integrated Coaching model for the University. Previously Ashley served as the Director of Student Health and Wellness at a small liberal arts college, Transylvania University overseeing counseling services, health services, disability resources, health education, while also serving as the Title IX Coordinator. Ashley completed both her undergraduate degree in Exercise and a Master's of Science in Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky, while also obtaining a second Master's in Public Health.
Shawnté Elbert, EdD, MCHES, CHWP, CWHC
Associate Vice President of Health & Well-being
The Ohio State University
Dr. Shawnté Elbert is the Associate Vice President of Health and Well-being at The Ohio State University and an adjunct Assistant Professor at Tulane University’s online master’s in public health program. She is an accomplished leader and student affairs administrator with a depth and breadth of experience in college student health and wellness, including harm reduction, prevention, and risk management. Dr. Elbert has a strong background in policy review and development, health and wellness compliance and public health theory and practice. She is a skilled course and programmatic developer with significant experience in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. A strong advocate for historically marginalized and minoritized students, Dr. Elbert has vast expertise in the areas of public health administration and education, wellness, peer education and leadership development. She serves on the Board of Directors for American College Health Association and as an Aspire Mentor. In NASPA she is the co-chair for the Wellness and Health Promotion Knowledge Community, Peer Education Advisory Board and the Fraternity & Sorority Life Health, Safety, and Well-being Working Group.
As the Associate Vice President for Health and Well-being, Dr. Elbert supports Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service, department of Recreational Sports, Student Health Services and Student Wellness Center.