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Partnering with Students to Reduce COVID-19 RiskIncludes a Live Web Event on 07/23/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Student Ambassador programs can be a powerful strategy in campus COVID-19 risk mitigation plans. Get a first look at the new ACHA toolkit for Creating COVID-19 Student Ambassador Programs and hear from campus personnel and students from established COVID-19 student ambassador programs. Learn how to apply for a mini-grant to enhance your peer-to-peer COVID-19 risk mitigation efforts this fall!
Equity Series Session 2 - Building Trust and Confidence for the Long Term: How to design COVID-19 mitigation and vaccination strategies on campus responsive to the needs of marginalized communitiesIncludes a Live Web Event on 07/09/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Join us for the second session in the HECCOP and CoVAC Equity Series. Objectives: • Campus Personnel will understand how to leverage inclusive and expansive forms of evidence with an equity-minded lens to inform mitigation and vaccination strategies. • Campus personnel will understand how to incorporate listening session results into mitigation and vaccination strategies on campus. • Campus personnel will learn the importance of including communication and practices, policies and protocols responsive to the needs and experiences of marginalized communities in building trust and confidence. • Campus personnel will be able to apply the approach of partnering with credible trusted community members to deliver credible, trustworthy messaging.
ACHA Guidelines: Considerations for Reopening Institutions of Higher Education for the Fall Semester 2021Recorded On: 05/26/2021
Authors of the newly released ACHA Considerations for Reopening Institutions of Higher Education for Fall Semester 2021 will provide an overview and key considerations for college health professionals and senior leader as they plan for students returning to a fully occupied campus this fall. Considerations for student health, counseling, and health promotion services as well as discussions of vaccination, testing, non-pharmaceutical interventions, residence life, athletics, recreational sports, the learning environment, student life, and visitors to campus are included.
Equity Series Session 1: Connect Before You Correct: How to Host Listening Sessions and Develop Trust to Mitigate COVID-19 and Decrease Vaccine Hesitancy in Marginalized CommunitiesRecorded On: 05/21/2021
Join us for the first session in the HECCOP and CoVAC Equity Series. In this session, the presenters will discuss the necessity of acknowledging the totality of COVID-19's disparate impact on marginalized communities and the value of listening to these communities to better understand the root causes of mistrust in the health care system and vaccine refusal. Attendees will get guidance on how they can examine their own practices and procedures - and biases and assumption - to address the needs of marginalized communities in the short- and long-term, beyond COVID-19.
Welcoming International Students to Campus: Considerations for Travel, Vaccinations, Testing and QuarantineRecorded On: 05/10/2021
In this webinar, listen to experts from the field as well as the U.S. Department of State and the CDC discuss the issues related to international students, including the current CDC guidance and additional considerations for students, staff, and faculty. The session will cover: Current CDC guidance, International vaccine status, Study abroad issues, Visa considerations, Xenophobia and other concerns for international students
SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance Testing: What Colleges and Universities Need to Know from Dr. Michael Mina and Dr. Michael Deichen
This is the recording of the ACHA Higher Education COVID-19 Community of Practice webinar with two nationally recognized experts on Friday, April 23 at 3 PM EDT. Dr. Michael Mina will address rapid testing along with other types of surveillance testing currently available and Dr. Michael Deichen will share how the University of Central Florida has used rapid testing among other mitigation strategies. Recently updated CDC guidance can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/colleges-universities/ihe-testing.html.
The Power of Partnerships: UC DavisRecorded On: 04/09/2021
This is a recording of the April 9 webinar in which health services and student affairs staff and a student from UC Davis discuss how they leveraged partnerships to develop innovative approaches to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in the surrounding community.
CoVAC Initiative: Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine Information and Q&A SessionRecorded On: 04/07/2021
Join Patricia Novy, PhD, Senior Director of Medical Affairs at Moderna, for an introductory discussion on the Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine. Dr. Novy will present the science behind mRNA vaccine development, the Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine's safety and efficacy profile, likely side effects with a focus on younger populations, vaccine distribution operations and logistics, and best practices in vaccine administration. There will be extensive time for Q&A.
Hot Topic: Commencement—Virtual, Hybrid, or In-Person? Public Health Considerations and Decision MakingRecorded On: 03/26/2021
Four senior administrators/health center directors from a large university, a medium-sized university, and a public historically black college will discuss the decision-making process, planning, and public health considerations for holding commencement activities. The session will cover: • Public health considerations/concerns • Implementation plan for health measures • Guest policies • Communication to students, families, and stakeholders • Factors that could necessitate a change in plans
Hot Topic: COVID-19 Variants – Which Ones Should We Worry About and How Do We Deal With Them?Recorded On: 03/12/2021
Two expert infectious disease epidemiologists and a chief health officer will speak about COVID-19 variants, genomic sequencing, and the impact of variants on college campuses. The session will include: • Facts about the variants currently in the U.S. and which ones are of concern • Information about genomic sequencing and its availability • Vaccine coverage for variants • How to plan for potential cases on campus and how to communicate information about this effectively to administrators, the campus community and families