InShape Prevention Plus Wellness
Blueprints Program Rating: Promising
A brief prevention program to improve physical, mental and spiritual well-being of college students, ages 18-21, by connecting positive health habits and images with avoiding risky alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drug use.
Since InShape is implemented by the training of existing staff at colleges, universities, community groups and clinics, it is likely that the minimal cost would be absorbed by the implementing institutions as part of staff training. Therefore, most of the funding options commonly considered would not be relevant.
Allocating State or Local General Funds
Public colleges and universities would implement InShape from existing training funds for their student health facilities.
Foundation Grants and Public-Private Partnerships
Private colleges and universities could consider funds from donors to pay for the initial InShape training.
All information comes from the responses to a questionnaire submitted by the developer of InShape, Dr. Chudley Edward Werch, PhD, to Blueprints.