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Updated ACHA Guidelines
Updated versions of ACHA’s Recommendations for Institutional Prematriculation Immunizations (RIPI) [pdf] and Tuberculosis Screening and Targeted Testing of College and University Student [pdf] have been posted online. The RIPI now includes recommendations for meningococcal serogroup B vaccines, the new 9-valent HPV vaccine, and the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine PCV13 along with the correlating ACIP recommendations. Changes to the Tuberculosis Screening and Targeted Testing of College and University Student document were made based on corresponding changes to the RIPI. Click here to access these guidelines.
Advocacy Alert: Graduate Assistant SHIP Coverage At Risk
Recent federal determinations will compromise the ability for colleges and universities to extend student health insurance benefit plans (SHIPs) to many graduate student workers. The impact would result in diminished access to care, increased out-of-pocket costs for students, and administrative burdens for higher education institutions. For an overview of the policy challenge and ACHA's desired outcome, click here [pdf].
CY2014 Pap Test and STI Survey Report Now Available
This report provides colleges and universities with benchmarking data about sexual and reproductive health services including the provision of gynecological services, Pap test collection and evaluation, STI testing and treatment, and the provision
of contraceptive and safer sex methods. Download the full data report [pdf] from the ACHA Pap Test and STI Survey for calendar year 2014. Click here to view past reports.
ACHA Is Looking for a New Executive Director
Are you a college health professional with the vision, passion, skill, and commitment to lead our association? ACHA announces an important leadership opportunity as the new executive director for ACHA. The ACHA Executive Director plans, organizes, and directs all activities of the Association to advance our principal goals and objectives in advocacy, education, and research. The ED supports and partners with national office staff, our 2,500 plus members, volunteer leaders, other stakeholder organizations, and the federal government and reports to the Board of Directors, serving as the Chief Staff Executive of the Association and its national office. Details of the position announcement and application process are posted here.