Ethnic Diversity Coalition

If you would like to learn more about this group or have a question related to this topic, contact the chairperson listed below.

The purpose of the ACHA Ethnic Diversity Coalition is:

  • To maintain ACHA’s core value to support social justice, human dignity, and respect for all.
  • To raise the concerns of students of color and college health professionals while encouraging the development of culturally competent health services on our respective campuses.
  • To be a mechanism for the exchange of information, resources, and tools to address the health concerns of students of color and professional concerns of college health professionals.
  • To identify and disseminate best practices addressing diversity issues.
  • To provide continuing education, advocacy, and professional development across ACHA.

Please note: Any ACHA individual member (Regular, Student, Associate, or Emeritus) may join a coalition; however, only Regular Individual and Student Members may vote or hold office in a coalition.

University of Central Florida

Ted Coleman, PhD, CHES
Board Liason
California State University, San Bernardino

Valerie Hartman, MS
Staff Liaison

Coalitions provide a multi-disciplinary, topic-oriented organizational mechanism with broad geographic representation for continuing education; advocacy; knowledge; standards; and professional development. They enhance channels of communication among members with different professional backgrounds to address common issues in college health and expand membership participation opportunities in the association. Coalitions serve as an information and consultative resource for ACHA members and other communities of interest, and help create informational and educational resources, guidelines, and/or best practices. They are available to advise the Board of Directors on relevant policy issues and plan, solicit, or facilitate programming at ACHA and affiliate annual meetings.

Coalition Meeting Notes