In January 2016, SHAC received a full 3-year accreditation from the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). AAAHC accreditation means that SHAC has met nationally recognized standards for provision of quality health care set by AAAHC. This includes participation in on-going self evaluation, peer review, and education to continuously improve its care and services. Accreditation shows our commitment to providing the highest levels of quality care to our patients. The organization also commits to a thorough, on-site survey by AAAHC surveyors, who are themselves healthcare professionals, at least every three years.
Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Centennial Care Medicaid? SHAC can help guide you.
Effective February 4, 2015: An Insurance Navigator will be available at SHAC on Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (by appointment only) to assist students and community members with Medicaid enrollment and overall health insurance inquiries. To schedule an appointment, e-mail: email@example.com.
Lisa Leahigh, SHAC Charge Nurse, Awarded "Immunization Champion for New Mexico"
We are excited to announce that SHAC Charge Nurse, Lisa Leahigh, MSN, MPH, RN, has been selected as a 2015 Immunization Champion by the NM Immunization Coalition! The award will be presented on Friday, May 1, 2015, at the NMIC Provider Award Dinner. CONGRATULATIONS, Lisa!
For info on the NM Immunization Coalition, visit their website.
This report reflects the objectives and accomplishments of UNM Student Health and Counseling for July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.
The SHAC Healthy Weight Program is designed to assist students in making a healthy lifestyle behavior change, thus improving their quality of life. Click on the link above for information about enrollment and costs for each semester.
Pursuant to ACHA Bylaws (Article VI, Section 7b), the association's Board of Directors has appointed Beverly Kloeppel, MD, MBA, of the University of New Mexico, as the ACHA Treasurer to serve the term from May 31, 2014, through June 3, 2016.
Interested in... Health issues concerning UNM students? Building your resume? A career in health care? Council members advise SHAC administration about services, patient eligibility, health insurance, policies, etc. Join our team of UNM health leaders! All students are welcome. No application or prior experience is necessary. For more info, call SHAC at 277-4842.
Student Health 101 is an online magazine publishing health and wellness content tailored for today's college students. This monthly magazine is published by College Health Services, LLC, and it's circulated to over 500,000 students each month on over 200 campuses. Content is created with the input of a 1,000 member Student Advisory Board, and it's reviewed by a Medical Advisory Board. UNM issues contain customized info for UNM students and parents.
Click on link above for the latest issue.
Online Mental Health Screenings
Between studying and exams, we all struggle with stress. To help you identify if your stress or blues may be a sign of an underlying mental health condition, complete a free, anonymous online screening. Screenings are provided so that you may quickly and easily find out whether or not a professional consultation would be helpful. If you have been feeling down or stressed, check it out by taking a screening. For more info, students can call SHAC Counseling Services at 277-3136. See also SHAC promo flyer.
Condom-Mint is an extended condom distribution program implemented to ensure UNM Students have access to condoms on Main Campus.
For complete information, see Health Education's Condom Mint page.
Random Acts of Kindness
Scientific studies show that acts of kindness result in significant health benefits, both physical and mental. Kindness... Pass it on! For inspiration, see:
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. Melanoma accounts for less than 5% of skin cancer cases. But it causes most skin cancer deaths. The chance of developing melanoma increases with age, yet it is still one of themost common cancers in young adults. However, if detected and treated early, melanoma is often curable. May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Check out a powerful video called "Dear 16-Year-Old Me" made by real people whose lives were touched by melanoma. See also SHAC Promo Flyer.
Provost’s 2012 Outstanding Workgroup Award
On April 9, 2012, the SHAC Allergy and Immunization Clinic was awarded the Provost’s 2012 Outstanding Workgroup Award due to their organization and execution of SHAC’s annual Flu Shot Clinics, as well as their wonderful customer service skills.
Congratulations to the following SHAC staff: Jo Antreasian, LPN; Nikki Beneke, RN; Cindy Hart, RN; and Susan Schwerin, RN.
PAWS Award Winners
The Staff Council's Rewards & Recognition Committee manages a monthly recognition program for staff called the PAWS (People Appreciate Wonderful Staff) Award. Two SHAC staff won this award in Spring 2012: John Maguire, Marketing Rep. (January 2012); and Patricia McCormick, Sr Pharmacy Tech (February 2012). Congratulations, Patricia and John!
"Hot Topics in Health Care!" Conference, Oct. 10-12, 2010, Albuquerque, NM
UNM SHAC hosted the combined Annual Meeting of the Southwest & Rocky Mountain College Health Associations, on October 10-12, 2010, at the Embassy Suites Hotel. The conference provided educational opportunities to a variety of health providers.
Student Affairs Lobo "Louie" Awards: Jo Antreasian Selected as Employee of the Year
Complete with Lobo Louie and Lobo Lucy, UNM President, David Schmidly and Dr. Eliseo Torres, Vice President for Student Affairs, the Division of Student Affairs celebrated its annual "Louie" awards on April 7, 2010. These awards are given to staff and student employees from within the Student Affairs Division and from the general UNM community, nominated by the UNM community, who exemplify the very best in providing great service to our students.
Jo Antreasian, SHAC Coordinator, Clinical Programs, won the award for Employee of the Year. Congratulations to Jo and to all of the nominees and winners! For more information about the Louie awards, visit the Student Affairs web site.
Counseling Services honored with Best Workgroup Award
SHAC Counseling Services received UNM’s annual “Best Workgroup” award from the Provost’s Committee for Staff in April 2008. We are fortunate to have a great group to offer students a welcoming, safe, and therapeutically nurturing environment. SHAC appreciates this recognition from the Provost’s Committee. For more information about Counseling Services, call 277-3136.