Student Health Insurance/Benefits Plans 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 Student Health Insurance/Benefits Plans Coalition is:

  • To provide continued leadership on issues surrounding student health insurance.
  • To provide a long-standing mechanism for the exchange of information and resources, advocacy support, and research-based best practices to address institutional relevance and value, systemic efficiencies, improved health access and outcomes, cost effectiveness, and stakeholder engagement.

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.

Resources

Health Insurance Definitions

Katie Vandenabeele, MBA
Chair
Harvard University
kvandenabeele@huhs.harvard.edu

Belinda Vea, PhD
Board Liaison
University of California Office of the President
Belinda.vea@ucop.edu

Stephanie Maddin Smith, JD
Staff Liaison
smaddinsmith@acha.org

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.