Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response 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 Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response Coalition is:
- To address increasing concern posed by pandemic influenza or other
emerging infectious diseases that are not vaccine preventable or
- To be a long-standing mechanism for the exchange of information,
resources, and tools to address college and university planning for
pandemics and other emerging infectious diseases.
- To address the need for information, training, resources and tools
to assist members in developing public health planning and emergency
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.
Michael Deichen, MD, MPH
University of Central Florida
James Jacobs, MD, PhD
Margaret Higham, MD
Christine Kukich, MS
Emerging Public Health Threats
Zika virus infections in the Americas is one of the emerging public health threats we are currently following through the Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response Coalition. Please contact Tim Moody, MD, if you have any questions.
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.