Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response 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 Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response Coalition is:

  • To address increasing concern posed by pandemic influenza or other emerging infectious diseases that are not vaccine preventable or sexually transmitted.
  • To be a long-standing mechanism for the exchange of information, resources, and tools to address college and university planning for pandemics and other emerging infectious diseases.
  • To address the need for information, training, resources and tools to assist members in developing public health planning and emergency response skills.

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.

Volunteer LeaderOrganizationPositionAlpha by Last Name
Spencer Benjamin Wong, MDCalifornia State University-East BayCo-ChairWONG, SPENCERPANDEMIC
Carman North, MPH, CPHUniversity of Tennessee - KnoxvilleCo-ChairNORTH, CARMANPANDEMIC
Andreea Baker, RN, BSN, MSNDoane UniversityBoard LiaisonBAKER, ANDREEAPANDEMIC
Robyn BuchsbaumAmerican College Health AssociationStaff LiaisonBUCHSBAUM, ROBYNPANDEMIC

Emerging Public Health Threats

Coalition Update: September 4, 2018

Zika Virus Update [pdf]

Zika virus infections in the Americas is one of the emerging public health threats we are currently following through the Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response Coalition. Please contact Tim Moody, MD, if you have any questions.

How to Join this Coalition

Getting involved in a coalition is a great way to:

  • Join forces with other college health professionals to work on the issues most meaningful to you.
  • Stay abreast of the latest news on specific issues.
  • Assist ACHA in promoting healthy campus communities and advancing the health of college students.
  • Maximize your membership investment.

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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.