Healthy Department Certification

What is the Healthy Department Certification?

Through the Healthy Campus Initiative, we present to you the PSU Healthy Department Certification. Created in 2017, the Healthy Department Certification promotes an environment of health here at Portland State. The hope is to encourage the entire PSU community to take an active role in creating a healthier work environment. Why does a healthier work environment matter?  Healthy employees are more likely to be engaged, happier, confident, and successful.

Certified Healthy Department Distinctions:








How do you become a Certified Healthy Department?

Your department may already qualify as a Certified Healthy Department, or you may need to make a few simple changes to become one. To apply for the Healthy Department distinction, please complete the online application form

Preview the Healthy Department Certification Questions.

 Steering Committee Recommendation: Please work with a small team within your department to fill out the application. By doing this, it ensures an application with representative and inclusive department feedback.

Shortly after completing the application, one of the Steering Committee members will get in contact with you to discuss your responses.

Each Certified Healthy Department receives:

  • Window decal for their office window
  • Healthy Department certificate
  • Health prize pack
  • Consultation and support on areas of improvement (all applicants receive)


If you have any questions or need assistance completing the form, please contact