Physical Health - IHE

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Higher Education

Physical health at institutions of higher education (IHEs) refers to the physical well-being of members of the campus community. Campus environments that enhance college student learning require attention to the physical health and safety needs of the entire IHE community. Research demonstrates that academic achievement improves on campuses where students are physically healthy and feel safe.

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Food Insecurity in Tennessee Higher Education

This report explores food insecurity across public institutions of higher education in Tennessee and the strategies and interventions used to mitigate student hunger on their campuses. To produce this report, THEC conducted a comprehensive literature review; convened a statewide meeting of practitioners, researchers, and policy advocates on food insecurity in higher education; and surveyed campus administrators across the state on current initiatives.

Menstrual Products Facts

This brief highlights the equity issues and potential negative consequences related to a lack of access to menstrual products at U.S. institutions of higher education (IHEs). It also describes promising strategies and practices that IHEs can implement to increase access to menstrual products.

Black title page stating Engaging Men Part 2: Measuring Attitudes and Behaviors

Presents information on how to engage male identifying college students in sexual assault prevention on campus.

Student-Parents in the U.S. Higher Education System-short

Displays statistics spotlighting student-parents to emphasize the need to better understand and support this growing student population.

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