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News from NYSCHA

(Updated 1-28-2016)

NYSCHA 2016 Annual Meeting
October 19-21, 2016 • Syracuse, New York

The NYSCHA 2016 Annual Meeting will be held at Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center next to Syracuse University campus from October 19-21, 2016. The planning committee will take care to select programs to meet the needs and interests of our many disciplines in college health. The Call for Proposals and the forms for exhibitors and sponsors are now available on the Annual Meeting page.

Free Bystander Intervention Training for SUNY Staff

The Dept of Health has partnered with SUNY to deliver training on ByStander Intervention Training called Green Dot.

This is a train-the-trainer event that will take place on several SUNY sites November thru January. It is a four-day training session. The SUNY host campus invites all campus professional interested in the prevention and response to sexual violence to participate. If a campus member is not able to attend all four days, they may attend part of the first day.

Workbooks and other training materials will be provided to professionals who attend sessions. Additional materials will be available to attendees to assist with their work on campus.

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 Mary Madsen at

Promoting Tobacco Cessation on College Campuses in NYS: Experiences from the Field.

To view the slides from this webinar, click here. Speakers included Scott McIntosh (University of Rochester), Pat Bax (Roswell Park Cancer Center), Sharlyn Daun-Barnett (University of Buffalo), Ann Neilson (College of St. Rose), and Cathy Smith (SUNY Cortland). This webinar is sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the NYS Public Health Association, and the NYS Colleges Tobacco-Free Initiative.

NYSCHA Job Listings

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

NYSCHA 2015 Student Group Winner

NYSCHA 2015 Student Award: Geneseo Pathways Program

TThe Geneseo Pathways Program began in Fall 2011. Pathways peer advocates volunteer their time from 8pm to 8am on evenings and weekends to staff an after-hours helpline. Since Fall 2011, peer advocates have responded to over 220 contacts from students seeking support, information, or resources; with most contacts being for students with varying mental health issues.

In addition to staffing the helpline, peer advocates lead training groups to help new students develop skills to become peer advocates for future. Training group leaders explain and model skills, provide trainees the opportunity to practice skills via role plays, and provide constructive feedback to promote skill development.

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.