Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Coalition
If you would like to learn more about this group or have a question related to this topic, contact the chairperson listed below. Please search by last name in the Membership Directory to locate an email address or contact them through the online member forum ACHA Connect [login required].
The purpose of the ACHA HBCU Coalition is:
- To provide a dedicated focus on key issues regarding health services at HBCUs and the health outcomes of students who attend these institutions.
- To improve channels of communication among faculty and staff at HBCUs including members who support the mission of these institutions.
- To expand association membership, recruitment, and participation among HBCUs.
- To develop original publications with a focus on the specific needs of students who attend HBCUs.
- To advocate for HBCUs within ACHA on a regional and national level.
- To evaluate research from a Minority Health lens and advise ACHA leadership to ensure that its research activities support the needs of these institutions.
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.
Micah Griffin, PhD, MS, MHA
CUNY Kingsborough Community College
PaDonda Webb, DNP
NC A&T State University
Stephanie Hanenberg, MSN, FNP-C, FACHA
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
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.