Travel 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. 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 Travel Health Coalition is:
- To establish effective communication channels among those who participate in College Travel Health including an active listserv through ACHA Discussion Groups and a means of direct contact of all members in cases of health urgencies/emergencies related to international travel (in the past this has included SARS, Ebola and Zika)
- To develop a roster of individuals of multiple disciplines who will offer to share their expertise in the field of College Travel Health as needed.
- To develop a Resource List of Travel Health publications, periodicals, websites, and organizations that would be available to any ACHA members.
- To develop a means of sharing specific programs developed at individual institutions (e.g. online Travel Health Course)
- To create a template for basics of beginning a Travel Health Clinic in a College or University Setting.
- To begin addressing the question of establishing standards for a College Travel Health provision in various resource settings, with the goal of moving forward with establishing standards of care for the field.
- To create a subgroup who has interest in research aspects of College Travel Health including effectiveness of pre-travel counseling/education, current state of traveling students, developing a database for Student Travel, and other ideas.
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.
Catherine Ebelke, PA-C
Montana State University, Bozeman
Edythe Cook, MPA
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.