Student Health Insurance/Benefits Plans 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 Student Health Insurance/Benefits Plans Coalition is:

  • To provide continued leadership on issues surrounding student health insurance.
  • To provide a long-standing mechanism for the exchange of information and resources, advocacy support, and research-based best practices to address institutional relevance and value, systemic efficiencies, improved health access and outcomes, cost effectiveness, and stakeholder engagement.

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.


Health Insurance Definitions

Volunteer LeaderOrganizationPositionAlpha by Last Name
Gregory Thurston, BS, JD, CEBS, SPHRUniversity of Minnesota - Twin CitiesSecretaryTHURSTON, GREGORYSTI
Liebe Meier Swain, MHACornell UniversityChairMEIER SWAIN, LIEBESTI
Jennifer Rosa Kieslich, MHAUniversity Of Florida - GainesvilleChair-ElectKIESLICH, JENNIFERSTI
Erica Bumpurs, MSSam Houston State UniversityBoard LiaisonBUMPURS, ERICASTI
Mary Hoban, PhD, MCHESAmerican College Health AssociationStaff LiaisonHOBAN, MARYSTI

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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