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2011 ACHA Conference Update

2011 American College Health Association

The following Health Services staff members attended the annual American College Health Association (ACHA) conference: Kathryn Steward, Kim Phillips, Jataun Isenhower, Matt Atkinson and Megan Paschall. During the conference attendees had a chance to network with other college health professionals, attend sessions about mental health, clinical illnesses, health promotion and much more!

Some of the sessions attended included:

  • Opening General Session: Depression and Bipolar Disorders in College Students
  • Healthy Minds Study: Connection between Mental Health & Academic Success, and other Main Findings
  • Risk & Protective Factors Influencing Binge Drinking & Health Risk Consequence in a National Sample of College Students
  • Identification and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
  • Treatment for Depression as a Gateway for Assessment and Treatment of Other Comorbidities
  • Nursing Grand Rounds
  • ACHA Benchmarking Committee Update
  • Creating a Comprehensive Assessment Plan For your Health Promotion Programs
  • Understanding Academic Faculty Concerns Related to Student Health
  • Effectively Communicating with the College Commiunity
  • Work-Life Balance: Learning to Practice What You Preach
  • Billing Operations and Information Technology
  • Using Social Media and Other Interactive Technologies to Support Take Care NYU, a University-wide Preventative Health & Wellness Initative
  • Making Room for Health Promotion in Student Learning Outcomes and Accountability Measures
  • Best Practices in Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness
  • Health Care Reform Update
  • Human Sexual Trafficing and Its Aftermath
  • Partnership between Health Services and Residence Life: A Confluence of Efforts of Efforts
  • Current Trends in Sexual Violence Prevention
  • Utilizing Motivational Interviewing Techniques to Address Sexual Risk Behavior
  • Promoting e-Health Engagement: What Students Recommend
  • Did Your Campus GYT? Promoting STD Testing and Conversations about Sexual Health through the National GYT: Get Yourself Tested Campaign

After staff updates were given on the sessions attended, attendees re-assured the staff that WKUHS is more advance in a variety of areas compared to other college health care facilities.

Megan Paschall - 2011 ACHA Conference Update 2011 ACHA Conference Update

Kathryn Steward - 2011 ACHA Conference Update Jataun Isenhower - 2011 ACHA Conference Update

Kim Phillips, APRN - 2011 ACHA Update Matt Atkinson, RN - 2011 ACHA Update

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