New York State College Health Association

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News from NYSCHA

(Updated 09/19/2017)

NYSCHA Student Travel Awards – Due Oct. 13

To encourage students to attend the NECHA/NYSCHA 2017 Combined Annual Meeting, NYSCHA is offering Student Travel Awards to assist students with the cost to travel to Burlington and the cost of the hotel. Applications are due by Friday, October 13. Applicants are encouraged to apply before this deadline. Applications will be reviewed and approved as they are received. Funding is open to student applicants from colleges and universities in New York State. Applicants must have demonstrated an interest in college health. Preference is given to students who have been involved in health center sponsored programs such as student health advisory boards or peer health educators. A representative from the student’s health service is asked to indicate support for the student applicant.

NYSCHA 2017 Student Award 

NYSCHA 2017 Student Award

Each year college health staff members have the opportunity to nominate individual students and student groups for a NYSCHA Student Award. The NYSCHA Student Awards recognize students and student groups that have contributed to the health of students on their campus and/or to the work of the New York State College Health Association or the American College Health Association.

Congratulations to our NYSCHA 2017 Student Awardees:

 Outstanding Student Award

Tristan Ford, University of Rochester

 Outstanding Student Group Award 

SUNY Geneseo AOD Advocates Group, SUNY Geneseo

For information about the awardees, go to the NYSCHA Awards page,


NECHA/NYSCHA 2017 Combined Annual Meeting

NECHA/NYSCHA 2017 Combined Annual Meeting
November 1-3, 2017 • Hilton Hotel, Burlington, Vermont

The New England College Health Association (NECHA) is hosting “Bridging the Gap: Collaborating to Succeed,” the NECHA/NYSCHA 2017 Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting will be held from November 1-3 at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington, Vermont.

The online registration site is now open. Go to the NECHA website to register and for more information about the Annual Meeting.

NECHA President-elect Lauri Gallimore, BS, RN, is serving as this year’s Annual Meeting Program Chair. She and her multi-disciplinary planning committee have been reviewing proposals and selecting programs to meet the interests and needs of the many disciplines in college health, setting the stage for NECHA/NYSCHA 2017. Please contact Lauri with your thoughts as we strive to make sure this year’s event meets your expectations and more!

 For more information, visit the NECHA website at:


  ACHA Awards – Announced at the 2017 ACHA Annual Meeting

ACHA New Professional Award for NYSCHA

Heidi Tanner, M.Ed., Hartwick College

Conferences/Meetings of Interest

We would be happy to post your announcement of a conference/meeting being held in New York State. Please send your announcement to Heidi Tanner at


Applications are now open for the Michigan Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)

FPHLP is a 10-week summer residential program here at U-M SPH for underrepresented college students and recent grads who are looking for a meaningful introduction to public health. It is a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) to address the shortage of diversity in the public health workforce. No public health experience is required. We are thrilled to receive applications from students!

No-Cost Customizable Online Training for Students and Staff in Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention:

In April 2017, the State University of New York and the City University of New York, launched an online training system to assist colleges and universities in training students in prevention of sexual, interpersonal and related violence. The system is designed to run as a course in BlackBoard or another learning management system, and to communicate with Banner or PeopleSoft for tracking of course completion. Rather than a static video with one-size-fits-all content, this system allows and even demands customization and personalization by colleges so that your students are trained by their fellow students, as well as their faculty, staff and institutional leaders. And best of all, due to the support of the participating institutions and significant volunteer work by the working group members, we can offer the system at no cost. Please contact Rebecca Harrington at for more information.


New York State Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Conference

Have you ever been to the New York State Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Conference?  If not, you do not want to miss it again.  Every year the attendees give it rave reviews and we expect this one to be the best meeting ever.  This year the theme is Improving Public Health: Advocating and Activating for Change. It is being held in beautiful Lake Placid at the High Peaks Resort. What a good excuse to have a relaxing weekend in the Adirondacks.

Register today for a fantastic line-up of speakers including the New York State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Howard Zucker.  Enjoy student poster sessions, breakout sessions, earn credits, and network with colleagues from across the state. Also check out the pre-conference workshop.  To learn more and register go to:

NYSCHA Job Listings

If you would like to post a position on the NYSCHA web site, send the job description to Heidi Tanner at Announcements will be posted on the NYSCHA web site for 30-45 days.


Handouts from Previous NYSCHA Annual Meetings

The handouts from the sessions are available on the Annual Meeting page of this web site. The handouts are organized by the session in which they were held.  We appreciate our speakers’ willingness to share their presentations with us.