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This page is an index of ACHA and other resources on this topic. Resources include association projects, programs, publications, guidelines, and more. Additional information may be available under “External Resources."

ACHA Resources

Vaccine Preventable Diseases Advisory Committee
This committee leads the association and college health in addressing vaccine-preventable diseases.

Recommendations for Institutional Prematriculation Immunization (RIPI) [pdf]   2014 UPDATE
This document assists colleges and universities in the implementation of a comprehensive institutional prematriculation immunization policy.

Sample Immunizations Record Form for Institutional Use [MS Word]
Customizable sample immunizations record form from the Recommendations for Institutional Prematriculation Immunization (RIPI)

ACHA-National College Health AssessmentACHA-National College Health Assessment
The ACHA-NCHA is a nationally recognized research survey that provides precise data about students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions. Data from this survey covers smoking habits, contraception use, mental health issues, relationship difficulties, sexual behaviors, exercise habits, preventive health practices, perceptions of drug and alcohol use, and more.

Immunizations: They're Not Just for Children (ACHA brochure for young adults)

Influenza Vaccine Update October 2006 [pdf]
ACHA worked collaboratively with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on a joint letter to provide additional guidance and information for residential colleges and universities regarding influenza vaccinations, including the availability of vaccine supplies. This letter highlights key strategies and recommendations for use on your campus.

Mumps Outbreak
ACHA worked collaboratively with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on a joint letter to provide additional guidance and information for residential colleges and universities regarding the 2006 mumps outbreak and further preventive information. Also available are two PowerPoint presentations that were made at the ACHA Annual Meeting in New York City, May 2006, during our special session on mumps.

Mumps Recommendations July 2013 [pdf]
ACHA consulted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in July 2013 to provide guidance and information regarding current recommendations for mumps vaccinations on college campuses. This statement reflects the vaccine policy recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that was updated in 2013.

ACHA Online Continuing Education Programs

Meningococcal Disease Among College Students and Recent Serogroup B Outbreaks 
Update on Meningococcal Disease

 


External Resources

ACHA thanks its committee, coalition, task force, and section volunteers for providing resources and links concerning this topic. ACHA does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or use of external websites.


AdolescentVaccination.org — information on vaccines for adolescents from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

National Network for Immunization Information

Vaccine Information Statements from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

ACHA Liaisons to CDC-ACIP:
Susan Even, MED
University of Missouri
EvenS@health.missouri.edu

(Alternate)
James C. Turner, MD, FACHA
University of Virginia
jct4w@virginia.edu

CDC guidelines for Smallpox Vaccination Clinics [pdf] — This 48-page document offers guidance for state and local officials who may be called upon to administer large-scale vaccinations in response to a smallpox outbreak.

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)

National Foundation for Infectious DiseasesAdultVaccination.org — information on vaccines for adults from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
 
 
 
 

Clinical Vaccinology Courses from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Adolescent Vaccination: Bridging From a Strong Childhood to a Healthy Adulthood — A report from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) on strategies to increase adolescent immunization rates

NFID Calls to Action

College Health A-Z
ACHA-National College Health Assessment
ACHA-NCDP Depression Quality Improvement Collaborative
Peer Review Assistance Program