Golden Gull Award for Best Practices in College Health

The call for nominations for the Golden Gull Award is now closed and will open in the spring.

The Golden Gull Award was established by PCCHA in 2001 to recognize exemplary, innovative, and inspirational practices or programs within 4 areas of college health: clinical services, consumer services, counseling services, and health education and promotion services. This award encourages the creation of programs to improve college health practices and advance the health of students.

Eligibility for Nomination

  • Nominated programs may be self‐nominated or peer‐nominated.
  • Nominated programs must be implemented at a PCCHA member institution, or have an individual member of ACHA/PCCHA directly involved with the program.

Examples of Areas for Nomination

  • Clinical Services may include: Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, etc.
  • Consumer Services may include: Patient Satisfaction, Insurance, Quality Management, etc.
  • Counseling Services may include: Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, etc.
  • Health Education and Promotion Services may include: Outreach, Research, Education, etc.

Ideas to Consider

  • How does the program promote healthy lifestyles that will have a positive impact on the decision‐making development of students (from PCCHA By‐Laws)?
  • How does the program reach out to diverse populations within the college or university?
  • How does the program encourage or facilitate the improvement of college health practices?
  • What is the context in which this program exists (i.e., school size, population, politics, relevant data)?

Past Recipients


Best Integrated Health Care Practices
"UHS Collaborative Care Team"
University of California, Berkeley, University Health Services


Best Health Promotion Practices
“Access to Online Birth Control”
University of California, Irvine, Student Health Center


Best Health Education and Promotion Practices
“Bouncing Back: Building Resilience and Supporting your Wellbeing”
Simon Fraser University, Health Promotion

Best Health Education and Promotion Practices
“C.H.E.W. (Cooking Healthy, Eating Well) Cooking Classes”
San Jose State University, Wellness and Health Promotion


Best Health Education and Promotion Practices
“Rest & Relaxation”
San Jose State University, Wellness & Health Promotion 

To Complete a Nomination

Please complete Nomination Form [.docx] and email it and requested documents to (Subject line: “Golden Gull Award”), or mail nominations to:

Brian Davies
c/o Boise State University
UHS Norco Bldg.
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725