CAS Releases The Cross-Functional Framework for Advancing Health and Well-Being

January 9, 2019

The Council for the Advancement of Standards for Higher Education (CAS) is proud to have produced the new Cross-Functional Framework for Advancing Health and Well-Being to address the complex issues of health, well-being, flourishing, and thriving of college students in the context of a healthy community. The CFF for AHWB guides the design of cross-functional teams that work across organizational boundaries and details the processes needed to move the campus toward greater well-being. The Framework's focus on excellence in collaborative practice and optimal design makes it an essential tool for presidents, vice presidents, and those responsible for leading cross-functional processes.

Drawing on CAS's 40 years promoting standards in student affairs, student services, and student development programs, the Framework builds on principles, elements and structures of CAS traditional functional area standards while being tailored to cross-functional teams. The Cross-Functional Framework for Advancing Health and Well-Being, when used in conjunction with CAS functional area standards (e.g., Health Promotion Services, Clinical Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drug Programs, etc.), provides a comprehensive approach to assessment of the campus impact on goals for advancing health and well-being.
The new Cross-Functional Framework for Advancing Health and Well-Being is available for purchase at the CAS store at In addition to the Framework, CAS has produced a Self-Assessment Guide that offers guidance for assessment of impact and outcomes of the Advancing Health and Well-Being team as part of a self-study. The SAG provides a list of suggested evidence and documentation, rating scales, and summary questions.
Learn more about the Cross-Functional Framework for Advancing Health and Well-Being at the 2019 NASPA Mental Health Conference, NASPA Annual Conference in March, and ACHA Annual Conference in June, where sessions on the Framework will be offered.