Helping Institutions of Higher Education Prepare for Fall 2021

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Helping Institutions of Higher Education Prepare for Fall 2021

Join members of the American College Health’s (ACHA’s) COVID-19 Task Force and authors of the recently released “Considerations for Reopening Institutions of Higher Education for the Fall Semester 2021” in this live event as they discuss key considerations to maximize the health and safety of the campus community as students return to a fully occupied campus. They will provide practical advice on vaccination, testing, other public health strategies, access, education, and service provision as campuses resume this fall.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify 3 social determinants leading to health inequity in marginalized populations during the pandemic. [5.1.1 Examine the determinants of health and their underlying causes related to identified health issues.]
  2. Identify groups/stakeholders to enhance service delivery or support advocacy efforts. [5.1.5 Identify existing coalitions of stakeholders that can be engaged in advocacy efforts.
  3. Review considerations for vaccination uptake, education, advocacy, and communication planning and their impact on academics, residence life, and co-curricular activities.
  4. Identify considerations for testing, contact tracing, isolation/quarantine, and other public health prevention efforts as campuses reopen this fall.

Amy Thompson, PhD, CHES® (Moderator)

Vice Provost

University of Toledo

Dr. Amy Thompson who is a Professor & Co-Director at the Center for Health & Successful Living for the University of Toledo. Her research areas are on advocacy, gun violence prevention, breast cancer prevention, and nutritional issues. She has also served as the Trustee for Advocacy & Resolutions for SOPHE from 2015-2017; 2017-2019.

Sarah Van Orman, MD, MMM, FACHA

Chief Health Officer, Associate Vice Provost, and Division Chief of College Health

University of Southern California Student Health and Keck School of Medicine of USC

Dr. Van Orman has spent her professional career as a college health physician, university health services administrator, and campus chief health officer. She earned an undergraduate degree in physics from Carleton College (MN) and her MD degree from the Mayo Clinic (MN). Residency training was at the University of Chicago in combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and earned a Master of Medical Management (MMM) degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

She is currently the Associate Vice Provost and Chief Health Officer for Student Health at the University of Southern California where she is also a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine in Keck School of Medicine.

She currently serves on the American College Health Association (ACHA) COVID-19 task force and as a Co-Chair of ACHA’s CDC-funded Campus COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative (CoVAC) steering committee. She is a past President of the American College Health Association.

Tondra L. Moore, PhD, JD, MPH

Executive Director of Health Services

Prairie View A&M University

Dr. Tondra L. Moore, in her role as Executive Director for PRAMU Health Services, oversees operations of the Student Counseling Center, Office of Disability Services, Medical Services, and the Hilltop Reserve, an emergency resource center. She also serves as the Health Administrator for Medical Services which provides ambulatory care for the entire campus as well as the local community members of Prairie View, Texas. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, she served as the lead public health official and incident commander for the university. In this capacity, she devised the framework for the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her funded research and publications have focused on health disparities in underserved populations and the lack of diversity in academic programs that train and prepare the leadership of healthcare organizations. Dr. Moore earned a Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Doctorate in Administration -- Health Services and Master of Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Alabama State University.

Cheryl Hug-English, MD, MPH

Medical Director of the Student Health Center

University of Nevada-Reno

Cheryl Hug-English has worked as a physician in college health for most of her career.  She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno, and graduated from the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine. She received her Master in Public Health in Epidemiology from UCLA. She served as past Interim Dean for the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine and is currently the Director of the Student Health Center for the University of Nevada, Reno. She currently serves as a Board Member for the American College Health Association and is a member of the group’s COVID-19 Task Force.


07/28/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
07/28/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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