This year, our president, Sarah Van Orman, MD, MMM, FACHA, has selected a special focus on health equity for students by addressing the social determinants of health. The theme of the conference is “It’s a Small World.” We look at the world of college health and the increased diversity of our students and ask how we can best help them to be healthy and successful during their time at our colleges and universities and throughout their lives after they graduate. We know that health is essential to academic success and understand how important it is to look at the “whole” student and assist in development of the highest level of wellness.
The ACHA Program Planning Committee has done a terrific job of identifying the best speakers on the top issues for college health. To that end, they have selected for us over 150 wonderful programs with outstanding speakers. The ACHA Annual Meeting is the only specialized conference of its kind and brings together approximately 2,000 professionals whose passion is promoting the health of college students as a contributor to academic success. Take a look at the Preliminary Program and start selecting your favorites – there are so many fantastic programs to choose from!
- Henry Chung MD, founder of the National College Depression Partnership and currently the vice-president and chief medical officer at Montefiore Care Management Organization, will address “Advancing Health Equity for College Students: Addressing the Links Between Emotional Wellness, Physical Health, and Social Determinants.”
- Dr. LuoLuo Hong PhD, MPH, vice-president for student affairs at San Francisco State University, will speak about “Public Health and Higher Education: Navigating the Crossroads and Complexity from a Social Justice Standpoint.”
- Peter Lake, JD, professor of law and director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law, will educate us on compliance through “Embracing the Spirit of Title IX: The ‘Four Corners of Title IX’ and an Education-Based, Public Health-Oriented Approach to Regulatory Compliance.”
Link up with long-time colleagues and meet new friends for stimulating, provocative, and energizing discussions. We have allotted extra time for that very important networking that keeps us connected and in touch with our colleagues. The timing of this conference is perfect to increase your knowledge and consider new initiatives for your campus and start the fall with evidence based ideas! See you in Orlando!