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CU Health Topics

Research indicates that health issues impact students’ academic success. According to results from the National College Health Assessment of CU Boulder students, sleep, stress, and colds and flu are the most prevalent health issues that impact students’ academics. Other health issues affect fewer students but have very significant impacts on participation and success in school. In this section, we present information about the most prevalent and most impactful health issues among CU students. For each of these issues we describe:

  • Community Health’s approach to the issue;
  • Public health perspective on the issue;
  • Research and scientific evidence about the issue;
  • Resources for more information.