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How are colleges and universities building a culture of health on campuses and in communities?
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is interested in learning about successful or promising efforts that have potential to be sustained, brought to scale, or replicated. Help shape a strategy for engaging the higher education sector more fully in the Culture of Health movement by responding to the RWJF Request for Information by June 28. Respond to the request.
Member Comments Requested on Vaccine Recommendations Guidelines
The ACHA Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Committee has revised and renamed the existing ACHA Guidelines: Recommendations for Institutional Prematriculation Immunizations and is seeking member input on the changes.
To view a list of revisions, the current and draft versions of the guidelines, and provide feedback, click here.
ACHA Statement on the Proposed Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2018
The Administration’s budget proposal for 2018 gravely impacts our nation’s ability to combat health outbreaks, pioneer medical research breakthroughs, and help our neediest college students fulfill their higher education goals.
The proposed cuts to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and federal student aid programs threaten to compromise campus health and student success. ACHA looks to Congress to finalize a budget with funding levels that safeguard our nation’s higher education and public health communities and that places the needs of our nation’s 20 million college students as a priority.
Revised TB Screening Guidelines Available
An updated version of the ACHA Guidelines: Tuberculosis Screening and Targeted Testing of College and University Students [pdf] is now available. The ACHA Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response Coalition has reviewed and revised the guidelines and made the following changes:
- Information on Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) has been added.
- The lists of low and high incidence countries have been updated based on most recent WHO data.
The revised guidelines, along with other ACHA guidelines and recommendations, can be downloaded at www.acha.org/Guidelines.