New York State College Health Association

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News from NYSCHA

(Updated 9-23-2016)

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

Theme: “Coming Together: Refresh, Reconnect, and Re-energize”

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 has taken great care to select programs to meet the needs and interests of our many disciplines in college health. The online Conference Registration site is now open.

Conference Evaluation

Thank you for attending the NYSCHA conference. Your feedback is important to us. Please follow the link below to complete the conference session evaluations.

Awards – From 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 2016 Student Group Award Winner

Stony Brook University SHAC – HPV Cancer Risk Awareness

Supported by Stony Brook University’s Cancer Center, Stony Brook University’s Gynecologic Oncology, the Long Island Tobacco Action Coalition, American Lung Assn., and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, this month-long effort to engage our students in the conversation about health, life-long health, and decreasing cancer risk culminated in the workshop, HPV Cancer Risk Awareness Workshop, which was presented by Dr. Joyce Varughese-Raju, Assistant Professor, Gynecologic Oncology at Stony Brook Medicine on April 11, 2016. Over 300 packets of information identifying cancer/HPV risk were distributed; 9 student groups supported/attended; 9 students received certification/attended BASICS training; two interns linked to Tobacco Action/identified interest in supporting ongoing awareness efforts; two student groups investigating future presentation raising awareness of peer cancer risk linked to HPV; two student groups have expressed interest in hosting campus screening, Fall 2016, of the HPV awareness film “Someone You Love.”

NYSCHA 2015 Student Group Award Winner
Geneseo Pathways Program

The 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.

 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

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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Making the Case for Substance Abuse Prevention and Health Promotion to Senior Leadership
December 8, 2016

Time: 2:00-3:00 PM CST

Health promotion professionals must effectively articulate their scope of practice and contribution to the academic mission, as well as the theories and evidence that inform their practice, to senior leadership. This webinar aims to bridge the gap between knowing what to do and how to effectively make the case for alcohol abuse prevention and health promotion to senior leadership.

Learning objectives:

Learning Outcome 1:  Understand how to leverage standards of practice in the fields of alcohol abuse prevention and health promotion to advance communication with senior leadership.

Learning Outcome 2:  Identify tools available to advance communication with senior leadership.

Learning Outcome 3:  Explore strategies for strategic communication with senior leadership that reorient the work of health promotion to prevention.

Register Here


Stacy Andes, MA, Ed.D
Director of Health Promotion
Villanova University

Kelly Hogan Stewart, MPH
Director of the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being
University of Notre Dame

Delynne Wilcox, MPH, PhD
Assistant Director of Health Promotion
University of Alabama

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.