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Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Fresno State is committed to providing students, faculty and staff with a safe and healthy enviroment, as well as support to maintain and improve health and well-being. Fresno State offers a variety of programs, services and resources to empower every member of our campus community to make informed choices to safeguard their health. 

Fresno State Health Initiatives

The Renaissance Scholars program is dedicated to being a one-stop shop offering services and referrals for current or former foster youth, unaccompanied homeless youth, orphan youth and other independent youth attending Fresno State. 

TRIO Student Suport Services provide undergraduates (i.e. resilient first-generation students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students with disabilities) with academic support, financial aid literacy/education and graduate school preparation support to ensure every individual's successful retention and graduation. 

Established in March 2021, the Alegria Mental Health Task Force is charged with examining current mental health services available to students from the Student Health and Counseling Center, as well as other external resources, in order to develop recommendations on how we can improve the mental health and well-being of our campus community. 

The Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) promotes academic and personal success of Fresno State students by encouraging the maintenance of healthy lifestyles and providing affordable and accessible health and psychological care. Services include medical and counseling services; Wellness Services such as the PAWdcast, a weekly conversation on health and wellness led by student peer ambassadors of wellness; and YOU, an app for tips and tools students can use for mental and physical health, friendships and finding balance. The Wellness program offers a variety of workshops and events for students to promote health and well-being.

The Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team is a multidisciplinary group that works collaboratively to identify students who are facing significant personal struggles, are in distress or are students of concern who may benefit from additional support or resources. By using a community approach to foster the well-being of every student, the Fresno State community can collectively build a strong and healthy environment.

Employees are offered a variety of health benefit plans and an Employee Fee Waiver Program.

The Workplace Quality Taskforce, composed of faculty and staff from across campus, is dedicated to addressing workplace quality. Survey results from 2019 have been used to examine our strengths and assess areas that require focus and action. The results are shared with units, schools and colleges to facilitate the development of action plans to address areas for improvement. 

Through the Employee Assistance Program, employees have 24/7 access to a third-party provider by phone. An on-campus social worker is also available by appointment. This resource is provided to support employees and their mental health with respect to stress, depression, work-life balance, family and relationship concerns, alcohol and drug dependency, workplace conflicts and other personal issues of concern. 

All California State University, Fresno employees are mandated to report any abuse they suspect is happening. To ensure that employees are educated on what abuse and neglect might look like, training courses are taken annually. 

The Center for Faculty Excellence gives faculty access to tools and resources related to professional development and technology. With resources like Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Certificate Program, faculty are able to further their education and gain new insights that they can introduce into their classroom. 

In order to accommodate employees and keep everyone safe during the pandemic, California State University, Fresno allowed employees to telecommute. A temporary telecommuting agreement was put in place to provide understanding and equality to all employees participating. 

The Office of Organizational Excellence (OE) was created in 2014 in order to provide resources and professional development opportunities for employees. Programs like the Wellness Program were developed to promote mental health and physical activity among employees. The OE office has also created a High Five program which allows colleagues to celebrate each other by recognizing them for their hard work. 

The Health Careers Opportunity Progam (HCOP) was established to assist and support students who have the desire to become doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other health care professions. Student participants also share a goal to give back to the communities in which they grew up. 

The College of Math and Science Applied Behavior Analysis Club (ABA) was created to educate both undergraduate and graduate students on employment resources. The club also works hard to educate the local communities about applied behavior analysis and the stigma associated with it.