As part of its agenda to support the health and wellbeing of college students, the Mary Christie Foundation has launched a Young Adult Council, a group of students or recent graduates who are passionate about these issues. The growing list of members will serve as a thought leadership council, bringing the knowledge and insight of their college experiences to the Foundation’s work to share best practices and convene influencers in the area of student health and wellbeing.
On In February, Wellesley College announced the appointment of Paula Johnson, MD, MPH as its 14th President. Johnson, an internationally renowned women’s health expert, cardiologist and professor, vows to make the health and wellbeing of young women a top priority.
On Thursday, November 19, the Mary Christie Foundation (MCF) officially launched as a new think tank on health, wellness and readiness issues for young adults. The Foundation will provide thought leadership and philanthropy geared toward supporting young people in higher education, thereby strengthening and increasing the next generation of leaders.
A survey of almost 1,200 college-age youth from around the country found that almost 16 percent report having used pain pills not prescribed to them at some point in their life, while over 37 percent said they would not know where to go for help in the event of an overdose.
The Mary Christie Quarterly provides news, information and commentary on the policy issues that impact the health and wellness of young adults. You can access past issues of the Mary Christie Quarterly here .