Spirituality 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 Spirituality and Wellness Coalition is:

  • To improve inter-faith, inter-religious, and inter-spiritual understandings within and among ACHA members with the purpose of advancing our progress in living by the core values and ethical standards of ACHA in order to better serve students and advance the strategic goals of ACHA.
  • To advance the highest quality of research and clinical and educational programming related to faith-based or spirituality-related health phenomena.
  • To share research and theory on culturally competent care and teaching in faith-based contexts.
  • To facilitate studying, teaching, and learning about the sensitive and important issues and experiences surrounding human spiritual and religious experiences that are related to health.

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
Kristiana L. HolmesWhitworth UniversityCo-ChairHOLMES, KRISTIANASPIRIT
Beth L. Carlson, PA-CGeneva CollegeCo-ChairCARLSON, BETHSPIRIT
Aisha AliAmerican College Health AssociationStaff LiaisonALI, AISHASPIRIT

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.

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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