Benchmarks and Goals

BGSU’s Health & Wellness Participation Benchmarks FY 2012

  • More than 100 faculty members in academic departments, research programs, or community engagements
  • Roughly 5,000 students in health and wellness majors, minors or related academic areas
  • Earned $1.5 million in research grant awards
  • 400 partnerships with health organizations and agencies in the community
  • $140,000 in student support grants

State and National Benchmarks

  • First-ever National Center for Family & Marriage Research established at BGSU by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • The Center for Family and Demographic Research is a National Institutes of Health funded
    population research center with a special focus on the public health and social problems facing at risk children, adolescents, and families
  • BGSU has received long-term funding for voice and speech science research by the National
    Institutes of Health
  • Statewide honors for a student-produced smoking cessation campaign led to state funding of the Anti-Tobacco College Project

More About the Center's Goals

  • Serve as an incubator for interdisciplinary health and wellness research and educational programs
  • Operate a “community laboratory” for health and wellness programs, projects, and translational research
  • Establish and sustain the University as a model community for health and wellness
  • Become a resource for Ohio and the nation for documentation of the economic, social and quality of- life benefits of prevention, health promotion, health communication, and healthy lifestyles


  • External funding (grants and contracts) for health and wellness research
  • Successful risk reduction, prevention, and health promotion community interventions or programs
  • Economic benefits from reductions in chronic disease, improved worker productivity, and less absenteeism
  • Graduates of Ohio public and allied health and wellness programs entering the workforce in Ohio