AMERICA'S COLLEGE HEALTH systems are gravely ill. Unless faculty and campus administrators address these coverage issues, students could be one disease or accident away from losing the education for which they are paying.
MEET THE MILLENNIAL STUDENT. SHE is busy, goal oriented, and perhaps stressed. She might be depressed too. Depression made it difficult for nearly half of students to function in 2005, according to the 2006 American College Health Association National College Health Assessment, which surveyed more than 94,800 students.
DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE secretary who fell asleep at work, facedown on her computer keyboard? Or maybe you heard about the employee who broke down crying in his manager's office, admitting that he needed help for a problem he had been hiding for months-his addiction to alcohol.
SINCE WELLNESS PROGRAMS were introduced to the workplace more than 30 years ago, colleges and universities have offered employees a variety of free health perks and programs ranging from weight loss coaches and gym memberships to self-help classes.