After many years of health promoting activities and effort at UCD the Healthy UCD Strategy was endorsed by UMT in 2016. The Healthy UCD Steering Committee is now charged with the responsibility to deliver on the strategy objectives with the purpose of supporting the UCD ambition to be recognised as Ireland's Global University.

The Healthy UCD Steering Committee has been formed to oversee the implementation of the strategy and support the Director of Health Promotion in our endeavour to create a culture supportive of healthy choices for students and staff at UCD. Our university is concerned with the development of the whole person and with providing opportunities to establish lifelong habits and attitudes for learning, welfare, community awareness, health and wellbeing.

The focus of this initiative in the short to medium term seeks to enhance UCD as a health promoting setting and raise an awareness of individuals' capacity to improve their own health status.