Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness 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 Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness
coalition is:

  • To encourage the inclusion of the campus community as a whole in college health efforts in order to build healthy environments that optimize learning.
  • To provide a mechanism for the exchange of information, resources, and research-based best practices to address the health and wellness of faculty and staff on campus.
  • To provide continuing education and professional development across ACHA.

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
Lori Lynn Dewald, EdD, ATC, MCHESSouthern Illinois University - CarbondaleChairDEWALD, LORIFACULTY_STAFF
Marguerite O'Brien, MSW, CHWPCoastal Carolina UniversityBoard LiaisonO'BRIEN, MARGUERITEFACULTY_STAFF
Taylor KlennerAmerican College Health AssociationStaff LiaisonKLENNER, TAYLORFACULTY_STAFF

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.

To join a coalition:
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Not an ACHA Member?
Participation in ACHA coalitions is just one of the many valuable benefits of membership. Learn more and join today!

ACHA National Faculty and Staff Health Assessment

The Coalition has developed the ACHA National Faculty and Staff Health Assessment. This survey tool, designed specifically for faculty, staff, and graduate student employees working on college and university campuses, can assist schools in determining which employee wellness programs and services are needed.

 Please contact Christine Kukich for more information.

ACHA Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness Survey

The ACHA Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness Coalition conducted this survey to collect data about faculty and staff health promotion and wellness programs on ACHA member campuses. The data collected provides valuable information about these programs and assists the coalition in assessing the scope and extent of educational efforts to address the health and wellness of faculty and staff on campus. 

2018 Survey

2014 Survey

2012 Survey

External Resources

ACHA thanks its committee, coalition, task force, and section volunteers for providing resources and links concerning this topic. ACHA does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content or use of external websites.

Bowling Green State University Department of Recreation and Wellness

Health Promotion and Wellness, Illinois State University

Kennesaw State University Employee Fitness Center

University of Michigan MHealthy Workplace Wellness Checklist (WWC) [pdf]

University of South Carolina Healthy Carolina

Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness Coalition Conference Call April 2, 2014 — Creating a Culture of Health at the University of Michigan
Download and view presentation in PowerPoint format [10 MB] or Adobe Acrobat PDF format [3.5 MB].


LaVaughn Palma-Davis, MA
Senior Director
University Health and Well-Being Services
University of Michigan

Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness Coalition Conference Call February 4, 2014 — Sleep Topic
Listen to a recorded presentation [20 MB, mp3 format]


Teresa D. Valerio, DNP, APN, FNP-BC, CBSM
Assistant Professor and DNP Program Leader
Mennonite College of Nursing
Illinois State University
221 Edwards Hall
Campus Box 5815
Normal, IL 61790-5815
Office: 309-438-2773
Fax: 309-438-4410
Email: tvaleri@ilstu.edu

Daniel J. Taylor, PhD, D,ABSM, CBSM
Associate Professor
Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Health Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #311280
Denton, Texas 76203-5017
Office: (940) 565-2640
Fax: (940) 565-4682
Email: djtaylor@unt.edu

SHUTi Resource: http://shuti.bht.virginia.edu/modules/8
SHUTi is an interactive, web-based training program designed to improve the sleep of adults with insomnia. It was developed at the University of Virginia with funding from the National Institutes of Health. SHUTi provides a tailored educational program to individuals who are experiencing sleep difficulties, including those having difficulty falling asleep, waking in the middle of the night, or waking early in the morning. The purpose of this study is to find out if an Internet intervention is an effective way to treat insomnia.

Download and view these PDF articles concerning sleep:

Conferences to attend to develop competency in Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness:

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.

ACHA Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness Survey 2012 [pdf]