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Includes a Live Web Event on 12/11/2023 at 1:00 PM (EST)
This session presents a new model for collaborative wellbeing leadership. The model is based on a qualitative, collective case study of Chief Wellness Officers (CWO) and will present new ideas for the leadership of well-being programs. This presentation will enhance the understanding of how CWOs facilitate campus well-being efforts in collaboration with others and will provide insight into the strategic, relational, and communications skills necessary for success.
Includes a Live Web Event on 12/05/2023 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Student mental health and well-being continue to be among the key issues and priorities for community college health professionals and leaders. The Jed Foundation (JED) works with nearly 500 campuses nationwide to implement an evidence-based Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention. This session will explore seven key domains for strategic planning efforts, the intersections of mental health and basic needs initiatives, and promising practices and strategies from our community college partners.
Health Communications Data Update – Where Students Go for Health Information, Who They Listen To, and How to Reach Them
In this session, participants will discuss the results of recently published national surveys of current and soon-to-be college students on topics including where they prefer to get health information, who influences their healthcare decision making, and how they evaluate the credibility of health information. Participants will also explore how to apply the survey results to their student health communications practice.
Recorded On: 09/29/2023
The United States faces an unprecedented mental health crisis, with youth at the center. However, community colleges have limited evidence and guidance to inform how best to support students’ mental health. We present findings from a qualitative study of eight community colleges at the forefront of implementing multilevel approaches to support student mental health. We describe how these community colleges are supporting student mental health, key barriers and facilitators to their success, and actionable recommendations.
Recorded On: 08/15/2023
Facilitated by members of ACHA’s Promoting LGBTQIA+ Equity Task Force, this webinar will provide an overview of Spring 2022’s National College Health Association (NCHA) Reference Group – which was recently stratified by sexual orientation and gender identity. Participants will gain an understanding of current trans and queer student health and well-being concerns, and be able to identify resources to advocate for and support them on their campuses
Mental Health in Community College Student Populations: Findings and Opportunities From the National Healthy Minds Study
In this presentation, Professor Sarah Ketchen Lipson (she/her) will share lessons learned from nearly 15 years of data collected through the national Healthy Minds Study, the most comprehensive annual survey on mental health in higher education. She will discuss prevalence, help-seeking, stigma, and trends in mental health outcomes over time as well as inequalities amplified in recent years. This will include evidence around the unique needs of community college students as well as the ways in which needs are similar for students across institutional types. Dr. Lipson will share what her team has learned about best practices in prevention and early intervention for mental health on campus, and future directions for both research and practice. The presentation will be one hour in length, including time for questions and discussion. Learning outcomes: (1) To understand the state of mental health among students at a population-level, including trends and overall prevalence levels and variations among community college samples; (2) To understand the inequalities that exist in terms of which students are and are not accessing mental health services and the opportunities to expand the reach of resources to meet all student needs, including with limited resources
Rapidly evolving evidence and changing guidance, as well as rampant and politicized misinformation and disinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic pose challenges for health literacy, including mental health literacy. It is unknown how many students are familiar with these concepts nor how many campus personnel, including college health professionals and mental health providers, are familiar with current techniques and strategies for teaching students about digital health literacy.
To be successful in any public health effort, campus leaders and college health professionals must demonstrate trustworthiness. With significant portions of GenZ reporting mistrust of higher education, it is critical that higher education professionals understand how to cultivate and protect students’ trust in them. The Trustworthiness series will help participants understand and apply the principles of trustworthiness to their work and educate campus leadership.
The Mapping the DNA of Integrated College Health Services Webinar Series will be a series of continuing education opportunities for ACHA members addressing the organization and delivery of integrated services (health, counseling, health promotion) on college and university campuses. Each webinar will focus on a key topic of integration such as integrated program models, culture building across professional disciplines, space design and layout, shared policies and practices, shared electronic records, and integration with campus partners. The webinar series is being sponsored by the newly formed ACHA Integrated College Health Coalition and will also include the development of a repository of evidence-informed models of integration, published articles, implementation guides, policies and practices for integrated systems, and other useful integrated college health resources.
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Recorded On: 07/19/2022
As the second session in the Best Practices in HIV Prevention & Care series, this session delves into the status-neutral approach to HIV testing. In addition to discussing the types of HIV tests available, strategies for managing a negative or positive HIV testing result will also be covered. These include PrEP, PEP, risk reduction strategies and treatment as prevention.