New York State College Health Association

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News from NYSCHA

(Updated 01/10/2017)

NYSCHA Student Award Nominations

Due Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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. Nominations for the NYSCHA 2017 Student Awards are due by Tuesday, April 18, 2017. For more information, see NYSCHA Awards. If you have questions, please write to Paula Snyder, NYSCHA Awards Committee Chair, at

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.

For more information about the Annual Meeting click here. NECHA President-elect Lauri Gallimore, BS, RN, is serving as this year’s Annual Meeting Program Chair. She and her multi-disciplinary planning committee will be reviewing proposals and 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 2016 ACHA Annual Meeting

ACHA New Professional Award for NYSCHA
Sara Gleisle, MS, CHES, The College at Brockport, SUNY

Sara currently serves as the Assistant Director of Prevention and Outreach Services at The College at Brockport, SUNY. Prior to working at Brockport, Sara worked at the UHS Health Promotion Office at the University of Rochester. Her knowledge of the health field, creative ideas, enthusiasm, and ability to collaborate with others are skills she has brought to both of her schools. Sara utilizes a public health approach in developing student programming toward general health, sexual health, and violence prevention. Sara’s colleagues are impressed with her strategic thinking, assessment skills, interactions with students, and especially her dedication to inclusivity.

Best Practices in College Health Award
LiveWellNYU, New York University

“LiveWellNYU” was recognized for its exemplary, innovative, and inspirational practice in the area of health education and promotion services in college health. “LiveWellNYU” serves as a comprehensive, university-wide, multi-dimensional framework that leverages evidence-based, population-level public health interventions combined with innovative engagement strategies to empower NYU students to be active partners in their health and well-being. The LiveWellNYU brand is framed as a for-students by-students grassroots movement built around more universally accessible types of content, modalities, and opportunities that are already of primary interest to students and students view as enriching their overall quality of life.

NYSCHA Student Awards 

NYSCHA 2016 Outstanding Student Group Award
Stony Brook University SHAC – HPV Cancer Risk Awareness

NYSCHA 2016 Outstanding Student Award
Abigail Dubovi, University at Albany, SUNY

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

Don’t miss these July & August trainings …

SUNY Summer 2017 Training Series in Sexual and Interpersonal Violence

SUNY is pleased to invite you to join us at the summer 2017 training series in sexual and interpersonal violence compliance, response and prevention, this July and August. These trainings are open to professionals from independent and proprietary institutions from New York and other states and feature important and cutting-edge information.

Registration: Due to a generous grant, we are able to cut the registration price to only $45 per person (this includes all content, material, meals, and refreshments). For more information about the training sessions, click here.  To register: Click on Register here

Best Practices in Conducting Trauma Informed Investigations of Sexual and Interpersonal Violence

Speakers: Dr. Jim Hopper, Harvard Medical School; Chantelle Cleary, Esq., University at Albany; and Lt. Gary Kelly, New York State Police

  • This two-day session on trauma-informed investigations will cover pertinent information on the effect of trauma on the brain and best practices in investigations.
  • 3 locations: July 11-12, 9-4, Rochester / July 12-13,9-4, Albany / September 1, 9-4, Stony Brook (Chantelle Cleary, Esq. and Lt. Gary Kelly))

 129 or IX to IV: Compliance Requirements under the Clery Act, Title IX, Education Law 129-B and Related Obligations: Moving From Compliance to Response to Prevention

Speakers: Andrea Stagg, Esq., Deputy General Counsel, Barnard College; Joseph Storch, Esq., Associate Counsel, State University of New York; Brittany Schoepp-Wong, Esq., Assistant General Counsel, Fashion Institute of Technology; Adam Haney, Esq., Assistant Counsel, SUNY Office of General Counsel

  • Learn about your compliance requirements pursuant to the Clery Act/VAWA, Title IX, and New York Education Law 129-B. This will be a one-day comprehensive approach and will feature easy to use (and free) resources and best practices for efficient compliance and work beyond compliance.
  • 2 locations: Wednesday, July 19, 9-4, Albany and Monday, August 7, 9-4, New York City

Department of Health and SUNY Advanced Campus Prevention Summit

Keynote Speaker: Jane Clementi, Co-Founder, The Tyler Clementi Foundation

  • The Advanced Prevention Summit will feature the best prevention programs from around the country. We are excited to announce our keynote speaker, Jane Clementi, mother of the late Tyler Clementi, presenting on Why Compliance Matters: A Personal Story. She will be joined by sessions in Green Dot, Bringing in the Bystander, 20:1, One Love, Culture of Respect, gender inclusiveness, marketing to students, effective online training, and more.
  • 1 location: Thursday, July 209-4:30, Albany



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, will launch 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.

We will offer two webinars in November and December to introduce the resource, and two webinars in February to roll it out. You can register for any of the webinars and register your campus as a participant at this website:

Please contact Rebecca Harrinton for more information

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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.