Spirituality, Religion, and Student Health 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 Spirituality, Religion, and Student Health Coalition is:

  • To improve inter-faith, inter-religious, and inter-spiritual understandings within and among ACHA members with the purpose of advancing our progress in living by the core values and ethical standards of ACHA in order to better serve students and advance the strategic goals of ACHA.
  • To advance the highest quality of research and clinical and educational programming related to faith-based or spirituality-related health phenomena.
  • To share research and theory on culturally competent care and teaching in faith-based contexts.
  • To facilitate studying, teaching, and learning about the sensitive and important issues and experiences surrounding human spiritual and religious experiences that are related to health.

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.

Chair 
Meg McKeon, EdD, LISW
Illinois State University
Mjmcke1@ilstu.edu

Chair-elect
Connie Colbert, FNP-BC
Grand Canyon University
Connie.Colbert@gcu.edu

Board Liaison
Debbie Rosenberger, BSN, RN-BC
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

drosenberger@umhb.edu

Staff Liaison
Danielle Monroe
Staff Liaison
dmonroe@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.