Thriving Campuses Toolkit: Cover Story

Students at colleges and universities across the U.S. increasingly face formidable strains on their mental, physical, and social health, often compounded by food, housing, and financial insecurity. Thriving Campuses: A Campus Guide for Well-Being, Equity and Thriving Together helps stakeholders advance a vision for thriving on campus and offers a starting point for stakeholders by sharing information and tools for cultivating shared stewardship, responding to COVID-19, and co-creating new legacies of dignity and inclusion. 


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World Happiness Report

Dive into the 9th annual World Happiness Report and discover how countries rank based on the self-reported happiness of citizens. This year, the report pays particular attention to the effects of COVID-19 on the structure and quality of people's lives. It evaluates how countries responded to the pandemic and how COVID-19 impacts our happiness.


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Top 10 Public Health State Policy Issues to Watch in 2022

ASTHO unveils its top 10 state public health policy issues to watch in 2022. Learn how COVID-19 is woven into the management plan for nearly every trend. "We recommend that public health officials monitor these top issues in 2022... these issues represent areas that we cannot afford to ignore.”- ASTHO CEO Michael Fraser. 


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Leaving Legacies: Transforming College Campus Histories of Exclusion into Futures of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts are central to how colleges and universities across the country are grappling with histories of discrimination and injustice. A campus culture that makes space for diverse voices and advances a framework for action will allow students to thrive across all vital campus conditions. Read how colleges are successfully focusing on diversity in a variety of ways.


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New Topic: LGBTQ+ People

LGBTQ+ people belong everywhere. They deserve to live open, authentic lives without fear of discrimination, harassment, judgement, or violence. Despite decades of tireless advocacy efforts, however, LGBTQ+ people still experience disproportionately worse health outcomes, endure ongoing discrimination, and are four times more likely to experience violence than their straight and cisgender peers. These disparities are often further compounded by isolation, and a lack of access to appropriate care.


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Pledge to take the US Trans Survey 2022

In 2015, nearly 28,000 people took the U.S. Trans Survey (USTS). Documenting the lives and experiences of transgender people across the country and U.S. territories, the USTS quickly became the main source of data about trans people for media, educators, policymakers, and the general public. Join the National Center for Transgender Equality in pledging to take (and share!) the survey's updated version in 2022.


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Public Health Data Modernization: 2022 Update

Important progress has been made over the last decade to standardize the exchange of health data. The 21st Century Cures Act, passed in 2016, includes a focus on application programming interfaces (APIs) and sets the expectation that those APIs will allow information from medical records and other certified IT products to be accessed without special effort. Learn more about what's to come in 2022 and key takeaways from the CDC.


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Rescue Plan in Action: Leveraging Flexible Federal Funding for Community-Focused Recovery


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Data Walks: An Innovative Way to Share Data with Communities


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