A note on nomenclature:
ACHA is referring to the monkeypox virus as MPV to align with the nomenclature for other commonly transmitted infections in the college setting — e.g., Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), human papillomavirus (HPV) — that include virus in the acronym. This also aligns with the naming convention currently used by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

ACHA Resources

Emerging Considerations for Addressing MPV in Higher Education Settings 

This ACHA series of publications aims to supplement available CDC guidance to support campuses as they work to prevent and manage MPV outbreaks. These publications will be updated as needed as the current MPV outbreak evolves.

MPV Vaccination (published October 13, 2022)

Isolation and Housing
(published September 1, 2022)

Promoting Health Equity and Reducing Stigma (published September 1, 2022)

Webinars and Events

The 2022 MPV (monkeypox) Outbreak: What College and University Health Care Providers Need to Know

Presented in partnership with the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers Strategies
Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET

Webinar slides and resources:

Candice Joy McNeil, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAP, Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases; Co-Medical Director @Southeast Prevention Training Center
Joseph Cherabie, MD MSc, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases; Co-Medical Director @Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine; St. Louis STI/ HIV Prevention Training Center
Akanksha Vaidya, MD, MPH, Fellow, Infectious Diseases @California Department of Public Health; UCSF California Prevention Training Center
Jason Zucker, MD, MS, Assistant Professor; Infectious Diseases @Columbia University Irving Medical Center; New York City STD/HIV Prevention Training Center

Strategies to Respond, Manage, and Mitigate the Spread of MPV

Hosted by the ACHA Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Coalition
Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 3:00 pm ET (2:00 pm CT)

Webinar slides and resources:

Safe Return to Campus: Preparing for Monkeypox and COVID-19

Joint webinar by ACHA, ACE, CDC, and the White House
Recorded on August 24, 2022

Webinar slides and resources:

CDC Partner Resources


Quick Links to Helpful CDC Resources

Resources from Other Organizations


Monkeypox: The State of the Science

Hosted by the American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine
Recorded on August 18, 2022
View Here

Monkeypox (MPX) Cases and Vaccinations by Race/Ethnicity

by Kaiser Family Foundation
View Here