Healthy campus

What is a Healthy and Sustainable Campus?

The Healthy and Sustainable Campus (CSS) is a transversal project of the TecnoCampus, promoted in 2016 by the School of Health Sciences (ESCS) of the TecnoCampus Mataró-Maresme (UPF) that aims to promote the health of the university community through the design, development and evaluation of strategies that promote healthy habits within the university community (students and working staff).

The initiatives are based on intersectorality, empowerment and participation, equity, a holistic view of health, as well as the viability and sustainability of the proposed strategies. From 2019 the Sustainable perspective was added to the project Healthy Campus.

The project is part of the ranks of health-promoting universities (Tsouros, 2001) and subscribes to the Network of Healthy Universities of Catalonia (US.CAT):

  • Boost university as a health-promoting environment of the university community and society as a whole.
  • Foster Research and Teaching in Health Promotion.
  • Favour an exchange of experiences in Health Promotion.
  • Promote and encourage working together among public health agencies, community institutions, and universities.
  • Agree on strategic work guidelines to carry out a health promotion university project.
  • Enable the elaboration and development of common projects in the strategic lines of the Network.
  • Boost international participation.
  • Increase the offer of services and activities aimed at promoting the health of the University Community.

From an organizational perspective, this project is led by a transversal team of PDI and is structured as follows:



Healthy and Sustainable Campus Team

  • Alba Pardo Fernández, PhD

    Healthy and Sustainable Campus Coordinator

    PhD in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (CAFE). Expert in health promotion and healthy lifestyle. Researcher in the evaluation of the lifestyle of the university community. PDI of the College of Health Sciences in the area of ​​health promotion and physical activity.


  • Helena M Hernández-Pizarro, PhD

    Areas of the evaluation of the interventions and promotion of the health of the working personnel

    PhD in Economics, specializing in public economics and health. Expert in evaluating health interventions. Permanent teaching and research staff at the School of Social and Business Sciences in the areas of marketing and research methodology.

    Curriculum vitae Helena M Hernández-Pizarro

  • Anna Castells Molina

    Student health promotion area and committee coordination

    Professor of the School of Health Sciences of the Tecnocampus, she teaches the degrees of Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport (CAFE) and the Double degree Physiotherapy-CAFE. Her specialty is the theory and practice of motor play, acrobatics and didactic aspects.

    Curriculum Anna Castells

  • Irati Oliva Martínez

    Social networking area and management support.

    Third-year student with a double degree in Business Administration and Marketing and Digital Communities. She currently works as a fellow supporting the coordination and management of Healthy Campus, as well as the management of communication, marketing and social media.


Strategic plan

The new strategic plan of the Healthy and Sustainable Campus 2019-2022 contemplates 3 axes, 6 strategic guidelines and 40 actions. The elaboration of this new plan is based on the assessment made of the previous plan (2015-2018) which has served as a starting point for redesigning new behaviour.

Aquest new plan is framed and based in the following health criteria and objectives dictated by the following national and global health organizations:

  • Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Health and Healthy Business (ASPCAT).
  • Healthy Universities Network of Catalonia.
  • Spanish Network of Healthy Universities (Reus).
  • The International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE).
  • Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality: Strategy for Health Promotion and Prevention in the National Health System (MSCBS).
  • World Health Organization (WHO).
  • United Nations: Sustainable Development Goals (ODS), Agenda 2030.

The main novelty with respect to the previous plan (2015-2018) is the integration of sustainability criteria and the perspective of equality into all actions of Healthy and Sustainable Campus.  


The main axes and strategic guidelines of action of Healthy and Sustainable Campus are:

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Strategic Lines

L1. Physical activity

Encourage an active lifestyle in classrooms and offices.

L2. Food

Encourage healthy eating.

L3. Health and Emotional Wellness

Encourage well-being while studying and working, as well as risk prevention.

L4. Sustainability

Foster a culture of responsibility and conscientious consumers.

L5. Indicators

Evaluate the real impact of Healthy Campus actions.

L6. Communication

Promote effective communication of Healthy Campus actions.

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