Healthy CUNY, a university-wide initiative to support health and academic success for CUNY’s 278,000 students has released a new report, “Promoting Health for Academic Success: An Assessment of Challenges and Opportunities at City University of New York“. The report documents CUNY’s resources, challenges and opportunities to improve the academic success of its students by taking on the health and social problems that can block academic success and graduation. It recommends concrete steps CUNY can take to help students to overcome the health and social problems that can undermine their success in school. Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health at CUNY School of Public Health, faculty director of Healthy CUNY, and lead author of the report, observed, “By helping our students get help for problems like depression, partner violence and food insecurity, all problems that make it harder to focus on school work, CUNY can fulfill its historic mission of encouraging academic success for all our students.”
Read the executive summary here.