Wellness Needs of Military Veteran Students 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 Wellness Needs of Military Veteran Students coalition is:
- To support ACHA’s core value to support social justice, human
dignity, and respect for all by ensuring that ACHA maintains an active
group of multi-disciplinary individuals committed to raising the
concerns of military veteran students.
- To help college health professionals identify the unique needs of
student veterans as they transition from non-military life as first time
or returning college students.
- To encourage college health professionals to develop culturally
competent health services that are reflective of the unique health needs
of military veteran students.
- To be a mechanism for the exchange of information, resources,
and tools to address the health concerns of student veterans and
professional concerns of college health professionals.
- To identify, generate, and disseminate best practices addressing the unique health needs of student veterans.
- To provide continuing education, advocacy, and professional
development across ACHA as it relates to the wellness needs of military
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.
Belinda Vea, BA, MA, PhD
University of California Office of the President
Sheila Price, APRN, FNP-C
Southern Methodist University
Ta-Kisha Jones, MBA
Dawn Goodman, MDiv
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.