As a Health Promoting Campus, our vision is to embed wellbeing into all aspects of campus culture and to lead health promotion action and collaboration locally and globally.

The Comprehensive Wellbeing Initiative (CWI) at UCI is a multi-disciplinary initiative grounded and guided by the Okanagan Charter, and is helping UCI to become a globally recognized health promoting university.  UCI is among the first eight campuses in the United States to adopt the Okanagan Charter.

A Commitment to Wellbeing

In this edition of the UCI Podcast, Doug Everhart, director of Student Wellness and Health Promotion, will discuss what it means to adopt the Okanagan Charter, how it enables UC Irvine to be a health-promoting university and explore the creation of its comprehensive wellbeing initiative.

Official Adoption

On September 1st, 2021 UCI officially adopted the Okanagan Charter, along with six other U.S. campuses. There are now almost 20 campuses in the U.S. who have officially adopted the Charter, and nearly 200 campuses who have joined the U.S. Health Promoting Campuses Network (USHPCN) and are looking to have their campus adopt the charter as well.