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.

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.

Michael Deichen, MD, MPH
University of Central Florida

James Jacobs, MD, PhD
Stanford University

Board Liaison
Krystalyn Martin
Emory University

Staff Liaison
Christine Kukich, MS

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.

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.