2011 ACHA Conference Update
|Author: Terri Cunningham|
Date: Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
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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.
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