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New ACHA Guidelines: Opioid Prescribing in College Health
In response to the current opioid epidemic, ACHA has released new guidelines, Opioid Prescribing in College Health [pdf]
, to assist college health professionals in maximizing safety and reducing potential for abuse when prescribing opioids. Additionally, the guidelines further an understanding of the issues surrounding opioid prescribing and identify possible avenues to assist addicted students with rehabilitation, recovery, and return to the college environment.
Advocacy Alert: Graduate Assistant SHIP Coverage Update
The Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services have extended indefinite enforcement relief to colleges and universities offering subsidized student health insurance plans for graduate assistants. Institutions can continue offering subsidies—without penalty—pending a permanent solution. ACHA continues to collaborate with the higher education community and federal stakeholders to achieve a satisfactory and permanent solution. View the full clarification statement [pdf].
Call for Candidates: Executive Editor for JACH
ACHA is seeking candidates from the college health field who are qualified and willing to serve as one of the three executive editors for the Journal of American College Health (JACH). The successful selectee will serve an Executive Editor term from January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2019. For more information on how to apply, click here.
Please Welcome Devin Jopp, EdD, as ACHA CEO
ACHA is pleased to announce the appointment of Devin Jopp, EdD, as ACHA Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1, 2016. To his new role at ACHA, Devin brings extensive experience in the non-profit and health care association fields, and he is looking forward to helping ACHA continue to drive excellence in the health and wellness of our nation’s students. Read more here [pdf].
Audio Recordings for 2016 Annual Meeting Now Available
Audio recordings of annual meeting sessions are also available for online purchase and download from Conference Media. Visit www.conferencemedia.net/acha.