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This is SPCHNA's public News blogs. At this time, all members may post News items to this page.
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  • 09 Jun 2020 10:43 PM | Catherine Sharbaugh (Administrator)

    Join the lecture on ZOOM Friday June 12 at 12 noon to 1pm

    https://villanova.zoom.us/j/95743403238


    Lecture and Discussion on Covid Testing, Monitoring, & Tracking

  • 06 Apr 2020 4:20 PM | Catherine Sharbaugh (Administrator)

    Hello Membership,

    Covid 19 has been so challenging for us all.  The SPCHNA Board wishes to provide an opportunity to support each other in a virtual Tea Time Chat.  We are hoping the chat meeting will be a time in which we can question, give advice, provide possible solutions, or just give support to each other in this ever changing landscape of College Health.

    Join us from 7pm to 8pm.  If you join in a little late no problem or have to leave a little early that's just fine.  This is an open hour of support for all you dedicated members. For security of our meeting Please note meeting id and password below.

    Take good care and Stay Safe.

    Best-

    Catherine Healy-Sharbaugh, DNP

    Family Nurse Practitioner

     SEE PRESIDENT's e-vite

    Nori Joyce is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: SPCHNA Tea Time Chat

    Time: Apr 7, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/551872204?pwd=QURzWC90NUlxZlJheUM1M0JsM0pFZz09

    Meeting ID: 551 872 204

    Password: 156578


  • 20 Mar 2020 4:50 PM | Catherine Sharbaugh (Administrator)

    SPCHNA Spring Newsletter

    3/20/20

    Dear SPCHNA Members,

    Every spring and fall, the President of the board sends out a newsletter to all its members. As the President of SPCHNA, I now sit down to write a newsletter at a very trying time in this country. So many changes and there continue to be changes, on a daily basis to our campuses, work and families.

    College Health has really been rocked within these last 2 weeks. Along the way, the ACHA, CDC, state health laboratories and our local health departments have been there to help provide guidance.  Many Colleges/Universities have closed their doors and sent most of their student’s home to reduce the spread of COVID 19. Student Health Centers have changed their polices and are now requiring all students’ to be screened by phone, prior to coming in for an appointment, and many have locked their doors to prevent community spread of the virus. Other College Health Centers are now practicing telemedicine. West Chester Universities Student Health Center, my workplace, is working with a skeleton crew and alternating staff on a weekly basis. Moreover, none of us knows how this will all play out.

    The landscape of College Health and campus life has changed traumatically.

    Due to the Public Health emergency, the spring SPCHNA conference that was scheduled to be at Bucknell has been cancelled. A lot of hard work has already gone into the planning and preparation for this conference, but it will not be wasted. The plan is to move this conference to spring of 2021. At this point, universities do not want large crowds gathering for any reason. In addition, unfortunately, the ACHA 100th year celebration scheduled for May has been cancelled. We just do not know when this crisis will be over and for everyone’s safety; we must comply with social distancing.

    The board has purchased Zoom and with that, we can have video conferencing, meetings, webinars, and on-line gatherings for any reason. The board will be meeting next week to discuss this further. We are even thinking of having “Tea-Time for Members”. It is in the planning stages, but we were thinking of inviting members to join the Zoom Gathering just so we can check in with each other and share ideas, thoughts, feelings with one another.

    Emails will be sent soon regarding voting for the next VP and Treasurer of the board. This has usually taken place at the spring meeting, but it will be online so be on the lookout for the ballots. Get your votes in as soon as you get the ballot please, deadline for voting May 1.

    These are trying times and changes are happening daily. Please keep safe! Enjoy time with your families but above all else, take care of yourself.

    Sincerely,

    Lenore M. Joyce, RN

    SPCHNA President


  • 18 Mar 2020 3:37 PM | Catherine Sharbaugh (Administrator)

    ACHA Cancelled Annual 2020 Meeting.

    While extremely disappointing, it is understandable that during this public health emergency the risk to ACHA members is high for transmission of Corona Virus if gathering and meetings in large groups.  Official word is coming from ACHA on next steps and refunds etc.

    Stay safe,

    Dr. Catherine Healy-Sharbaugh, ACHA Chair of APC

    Lehman College, CUNY.edu

  • 18 Mar 2020 3:35 PM | Catherine Sharbaugh (Administrator)

    Hello All,

    I wanted to pass along some helpful advise from Ryan Patel, DO (OSU) who wrote a helpful guide to deal with our evolving Public Health Situation with the Corona Virus.

    https://u.osu.edu/emotionalfitness/2020/03/12/mental-health-tips-during-covid-19-coronavirus/

    Take good care and remember to get a break today, and go outside- Nature is still open!

    Best- Dr. Catherine Healy-Sharbaugh, Family Nurse Practitioner, ACHA Chair APC


  • 05 Mar 2020 7:16 AM | Catherine Sharbaugh (Administrator)

    https://www.acha.org/AnnualMeeting

    Please Note! The Meeting Schedule for ACHA 2020:


    • Sunday, May 24 – Pre-Conference Workshops
    • Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day) – Opening General Session/Educational Sessions/ACHA Celebrates
    • Tuesday, May 26 – Exhibits and Posters Open
    • Wednesday, May 27 – Exhibits and Posters/Dorosin Lecture
    • Thursday, May 28 – Presidential Closing Session

    ACHA Meeting Blog: Celebrate ACHA’s 100th Anniversary at ACHA 2020!

    We are all so excited to be planning ACHA 2020! There’s so much to celebrate this year—our 100th anniversary plus the beginning of a new decade. 


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