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  • Building a Comprehensive, Sustainable Campus Suicide Prevention Program Using a Public Health Approach

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/30/2020

    To address the critical issue of suicide among college students, it is important to consider expanding our traditional scope of mental health services and implement a comprehensive approach that reaches the broader campus culture as well as students who are at risk. This workshop will highlight and explore strategies and best practices associated with building comprehensive, sustainable suicide prevention programs within college and university settings. Drawing from several conceptual models that have informed comprehensive and successful suicide prevention programs, we will explore prevention and intervention strategies informed by the public health approach and will examine the ways in which campus suicide prevention programs can establish a solid framework that will help them operate with a clear mission and focus, a safe, integrated, and effective service model, and a strong and sustainable core.

  • The ACHA-NCHA at 20: A Look at Where We've Been

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/23/2020

    As we celebrate 20 years of the ACHA-NCHA, this program will present data trends from the NCHA II (Fall 2008 – Spring 2019) and update progress on Healthy Campus 2020 objectives.

  • ACHA Connected College Health Network (CCHN) Data Warehouse

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/17/2020

    The Connected College Health Network is the ACHA data warehouse project whose goal is to bring together sources of information about college student health and healthcare to better inform college health professionals, institutions of higher education, and policy makers. Now in it's third year, the CCHN has successful piloted collecting institutional health center data and linking it to institutional information from the department of education, National college health assessment data, and clinical coding data. An overview of the project and initial reports will be presented.

  • The Color of Drinking Survey: Addressing Alcohol Prevention and Campus Racial Climate through Systematic Data

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/09/2020

    The "Color of Drinking" is an exploratory study of the impacts of the UW-Madison’s alcohol culture on students of color. The campus alcohol culture radiates implicit messages regarding who matters and belongs, and its impacts to racial climate. Utilizing institutional data and UHS population data; Color of Drinking has helped build capacity among campus to address alcohol as a social justice issue. This session will examine the intersection of alcohol prevention, social justice, data, and strategies implemented with campus partners.

  • Expanding Trans Care Medical Services on the University of Michigan Campus: A Framework and Strategy with Lessons Learned

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/01/2020

    Since fall 2016, the University of Michigan has actively improved medical services and delivery through the health service for transgender patients, a process that required strategy, knowledge expansion, and logistical execution. This session will outline the framework we used from both the institutional and clinician perspective, including the pitfalls encountered, in order to assist others in meeting goals of improved care on their campuses. We will share strategy documents, clinician curriculum, marketing, electronic health record documentation, protocols, and patient education used during this process.

  • Strategic Planning: Design for Success

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/26/2020

    This session offers a hands-on approach to execute a strategic plan you can actually use. Walk through creating a strategic plan by identifying stake holders, conducting risk and needs analysis, and aligning strategies to the mission of your organization. Finish with tips on how to use your strategic plan rather than relegating it to gather dust on a shelf.

  • Prioritizing Assessment, Evaluation, and Research in Health Promotion Practice

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/20/2020

    Health promotion professionals use assessment, evaluation, and research strategies in broader program planning efforts to identify priorities, enhance efforts, advocate for resources, and contribute knowledge to the field. Competing priorities, restricted resources, and limited research skills may impede our ability to include rigorous study design in program planning. We will share lessons learned in building research agendas as scholars and practitioners, and we will discuss strategies for leveraging institutional assets to support health promotion research.

  • The ACHA-NCHA at 20: A Look at Where We’re Headed

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 07/23/2020

    As we celebrate 20 years of the ACHA-NCHA, this program will introduce the NCHA III by sharing instrument reliability and validity, reviewing data from the first implementation (Fall 2019) of the NCHA III, and demonstrate ways new measures may be used in data analysis.

  • Assessment Within the Health Center: How to Prove Your Worth and Showcase Your Programming

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/17/2020

    Part of our professional responsibilities involves knowing if, what, and how well students learn what is being taught. Ideally, assessment would be a regular, inherent, and transparent part of all teaching and learning. Assessment of student learning, and a focus on persistence and completion are ways in which the institution improves and thus assures the quality of its teaching and learning. Assessment applies not only to student learning and educational outcomes but to an institution’s approach to improvement of institutional effectiveness.

  • Merging Recreational Sports and Wellness Programs to Better Serve the University Community

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/11/2020

    During this presentation, attendees will learn about the transformation of Purdue’s Division of Recreational Sports to the Division of Recreation and Wellness in 2016. This changed model includes nutritional counseling, a demonstration kitchen, wellness programming, a mindfulness room, recovery program, collaboration and integration between fitness and wellness staff, and more. Come and learn about the successes, challenges, and future directions of Purdue’s RecWell program.