Supporting the wider community

Model Framework Project 2009

In October 2009 the University of Central Lancashire and Manchester Metropolitan University were commissioned by the Royal Society for Public Health to work on a Department of Health funded project which involved the development of a model for Healthy Universities and the production of recommendations for the development of a National Healthy Universities Framework.

The project’s objectives were:

  • to articulate a model for Healthy Universities whereby the healthy settings approach is applied within the higher education sector
  • to produce recommendations for the development and operationalisation of a National Healthy Universities Framework
  • to ensure effective co-ordination of initiatives and propose next steps for progressing the Healthy Universities agenda.

The final report Healthy Universities: Concept, Model and Framework for Applying the Healthy Settings Approach within Higher Education in England provides a background to Healthy Universities, outlines the project implementation process, presents a model, discusses key considerations in formulating a framework and makes recommendations for action.