University of California, Riverside


Healthy Campus Initiative

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“The UCR Healthy Campus Initiative is a comprehensive approach to elevate health and well-being at UCR. We are committed to the health of our faculty, staff, and students and embrace an environment that both supports and encourages the health and well-being of our campus community.”

–Kim A. Wilcox, Chancellor

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UCR is taking an integrated and comprehensive approach to elevate health and well-being at UCR. The Healthy Campus Initiative invests in improving the health and quality of life of our UCR campus community. UCR’s Heathy Campus Initiative has formed partnerships with staff, faculty, students and the surrounding community to develop, implement, and institutionalize policies and environments essential for sustainable behavior change, making the healthy choice the easy choice.


To be the model healthy campus, inspiring and infusing health and well-being into all of its facets.


To create a healthy campus culture and environment through collaboration with campus and community partners on policies, programs, services and initiatives that address all dimensions of wellness along with innovative engagement strategies, making UCR a university of choice.

Socio-Ecological Model

Ecological Model slideThe model focuses on both population-level and individual-level determinants of health and interventions. Health is determined by influences at multiple levels: public policy, community, institutional, interpersonal, and interpersonal factors. Please click here to expand image.

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A cross functional committee consisting of faculty, staff, and students will provide valuable perspective and collaboration to ensure culture change, development of an action plan, and implementation.

These collaborative partnerships will ensure that UCR is the healthiest campus in the UC system by building a comprehensive and cohesive heathy campus initiative for the entire UCR community. As an educational institution, UCR is committed to providing an environment that both supports and encourages the health and well-being of our campus community.

Built Environment

Built Environment

Creates a healthy, safe, and clean physical environment that supports health and well-being throughout the UCR Campus.  Coming soon.

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Physical Activity

Identifies and promotes physical activity opportunities as a way to engage more people on campus. Learn More

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Healthy Eating/Nutrition

Promotes healthy eating and provides healthy food and beverage choices for the campus community through education, access and environmental support for nutritious choices. Learn more

 Mental Health

Mental Health

Improving mental health and emotional well-being through education, access to services, and environmental support for a healthy balance between work/academic and personal life. Coming soon

 Preventitive Health

Preventative Health

Promoting preventive healthcare services and resources on and off campus, and increasing opportunities to initiate, protect, promote and maintain health through regular preventive care and education. Coming soon

 Substance Abuse Addiction

Substance Use & Addiction

Reduce harm associated with substance use, and increase safe substance use behaviors among students, staff, and faculty. Coming soon

Metrics Quality Improvements

Quality Improvements

Identifies qualitative and quantitative opportunities to evaluate and showcase the positive impact of the Healthy Campus Initiative.
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 Communications and Marketing

Communications and Marketing

Promoting the Healthy Campus Initiative's programs, services and innovative engagement strategies, to all members of the UCR campus community. Coming soon

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Culture Change

Identify areas where health and well-being can be infused into the fabric of UCR daily operations, business practices, and academia. Learn more



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UCR HCI is providing an opportunity for the UCR campus community to contribute and support projects related to HCI. To learn more about the project guidelines and to view the grant application, please visit the Project Grants webpage.

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UCR faculty participation in the Healthy Campus Initiative aligns with all aspects of the academic mission of teaching/mentoring, research, and service. Faculty participation may enhance academic career advancement and tenure opportunities, student collaboration and role modeling, research opportunities as well as contributions of faculty research to inform HCI directions. In addition, getting involved has the potential to improve personal health and well-being. More information, visit the HCI Faculty Competition webpage.

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Ron Coley - HCI Champion

Healthy Campus Champion

Ron T. Coley, Vice Chancellor

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Deborah Deas - HCI Co-Chair

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Dr. Deborah Deas, Dean
School of Medicine (SOM)
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Healthy Campus Co Chair

Dr. Ann Cheney

Assistant Professor
Center for Healthy Communities
School of Medicine

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Healthy Campus Co Chair

Julie Chobdee, MPH

Wellness Program Coordinator

Human Resources

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Julie Chobdee, MPH

Wellness Program Coordinator
Human Resources
Telephone: (951) 827-1488 | Email:

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More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Program Information

Julie Chobdee, MPH
Wellness Program Coordinator
Human Resources

1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

Tel: (951) 827-1488
Fax: (951) 827-2672

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